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F&M oil filter adapter

Renkou1

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Anyone have a TAF-L oil filter adapter sitting around that you are not using because its too long to fit inside J3 cowling? I'd like to barrow one to look at. Will refund shipping and return airworthy adapter...PM me please. Maybe I can find a way we can make one that works. Next to a great air filter I like filtered oil.
 

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I've got a TAF-Short. With a short canister in addition to that, the cowl doesn't have to be cut. Even so, we don't run it because it is pretty much a waste of time, plus it substantially lowers the idle oil pressure ( which is already approaching the bare minimum allowable in most of these old engines due to accessory case housing wear).

I don't discourage mods in general, but I would discourage this one.

I would however, strongly encourage you to pursue an approval for 3" extended gear on a J3. :)
 

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Opps big finger got "for sale" instead of parts wanted section for my post. Thanks for reply. There's a short version? And a short canister? Automotive? I'd sure like to see the engine side of the mounting base.
 

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I'm out of town this weekend. Will post a photo Monday. The base is shaped like a horse race track -- straight sides, circulat ends. Identical to the shape of rhe oil bypass planform.

The canister is automotive -- short Chrysler. I don't like the quality of the bypass. There are some better short European filter canisters that will also fit.
 

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With all the "background chatter" about extended gear legs I thought they were already approved.
 

JimC

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Not on a J3 or PA-11.
 

anelon

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Here's a pic of the short adapter on my old Cub (C85-12) ... it still stuck out past the cowl. Here's also an inflight pic that might give something of an idea of how it looks. I painted the first couple of filters yellow - that helped.

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Thank you for the pictures. I still need to see the engine mounting surface side of the adapter...JimC is going to send pic. Looks like filter / adapter combo is just about an inch too long...on my blackberry...will look on the big screen tomorrow.
 

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Even though I urge you not to do this -- in my opinion you can't afford the loss in oil pressure -- keep in mind that there are 'solutions' with this housing that don't require cutting the cowl.
 

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I never noticed a loss of oil press with mine.
 
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