With Simon’s help I spent the day fitting the Mike’s Affordable Oil Filter Kit on the Model A.
When we removed the tappet cover we found a random pipe attached to the oil gallery routing oil it appears down to the timing gears.
The pipe was situated exactly where we needed to fit the oil filter feed pipe, after some interaction with Mr Cochran we decided to bite the bullet and remove it.
The feed pipe for the kit was put in its place, hopefully this was the right move, also posted on the Ford Barn for some feedback which was quite varied.
Time will tell I guess?
We also took the opportunity to sort out the exhaust manifold blow and the loose down pipe.
Things like not using the copper gaskets and gland rings were at the root of the manifold issue.
For the loose down pipe we fitted a new clamp and a sleeve to improve the joint between manifold and pipe.
Whilst things were in progress we also spruced the engine and inlet manifold with some paint.