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Yeah, every time I see a horizontal filter on any engine I wonder "what the hell were they thinking?"

I have mine mounted vertically, screw-on flange pointing up so that when I unscrew it, it hold the oil in it with minimal leakage/spillage.  I also pre-fill the new filter with oil when I do an oil change so there is never a massive air bubble in the system at first start-up.

I bolted my mount to the body frame member that forms a square horse shoe around the engine.  It's positioned so that hose and valve cover access is easy.  Been there for 20 years and the mount failed last year (it was a flimsy aluminum plate affair that I had made) but other than that has been trouble-free.

I documented my set-up on here years ago:

But the layout photos are long lost (Photobucket started charging for use) so here is the placement of the cooler and filter in a series of photos - It works great.  Just to be clear, the filter mount itself has been bullet-proof.  The piece of diamond plate angle stock I used as an adapter was too thin and not up to the task, so it failed and was replaced by a steel equivalent - That's been fine.  Be careful of where you mount the filter and hoses so that valve cover access isn't impeded.

Cooler and filter locationsCooler and HosesFilter and return fittingsFilter mount Afilter mount BFilter Mount


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  • Cooler and filter locations
  • Cooler and Hoses
  • Filter and return fittings
  • Filter mount A
  • filter mount B
  • Filter Mount
Last edited by Gordon Nichols