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Old 04-19-2013, 05:03 AM
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Any facts about wix vs. fram or is this just another debate like eagle vs. scat?
Both chinese.
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grab a wix and fram and pick them up at the same time.
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grab a wix and fram and pick them up at the same time.
Buy one of each, and cut them apart - big difference.
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I think that fram filter he's got matches the nice paint job of the engine. It could even be the double guard model fram makes. Bonus points added , for sure.

If you like the wix filter you should check out the K+N. It has a thick case, and a bolt for easy removal.

Either the wix or K+N can be painted orange.
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Any facts about wix vs. fram or is this just another debate like eagle vs. scat?
Both chinese.
Facts - not from me. I've never had a problem, but I've also never had an engine that ran over 6500 rpms consistently.

Heresay - heard plenty, and from reliable sources. The guy that did my machine work told me he has seen a Fram filter ruin multiple engines that he has built. I have to say I believe him based on he hasn't given me any other information that was wrong or bs.

And lastly, when push comes to shove, why try to save a buck on something as critical as an oil filter. Have you ever seen or heard of a WIX filter failing? I haven't and as far as I'm concerned, it is good insurance.

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Any facts about wix vs. fram or is this just another debate like eagle vs. scat?
Both chinese.
Personal experience. Newly built 461 BBC and installed a Fram filter before I knew the bad. Primed it and had good pressure, started it and broke in the cam. Shut it off and let it set overnight, started it up the next day and zero (0), NO oil pressure. Primed it again and got pressure, started it back up and all was fine until it set overnight and the same issue when restarted. I posted the issue on HR's and was told to get rid of the Fram, which I did and never had another problem. Apparently the valve in the filter is made of cardboard and leaks down. The Wix filter has a metal valve and I have never had a problem with Wix so I'm sticking with it.
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Got the headers on, y pipe hooked up, steering shaft back together. I hate trying to get this car in the air....I have never seen a more ignorant car to try and get off the ground.....movie and bed now, tommorow up early, fill with oil, rockers then set lash, bolt on intake and dist and hopefully try firing it tommorow night.......then hope my Carb rebuild was done right lol.
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Hey nice job so far, But do not rush it take you time !! do it right the first time! Good luck and post a video of her running!
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And now my first prob, and its a good one, the block was zero decked, and my performer rpm will not bolt up. Its to wide, quarter inch bead of permatex on the ends and it just touches, and the intake bolts are off by just enough that they won't thread without forcing the issue. Using a 1206 gasket btw. I went through this before with a knock off intake and tried dremeling the bolt holes but then the dist bottomed out so it wouldn't seat. Ffs......now what....no idea how much to have milled off the intake to make this work...help....please
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Tried the original performer intake just now, same deal.....so I need to have the intake machined...prob is how much? Check my paperwork, just says zero decked, and more importantly why did it bolt up with the GM heads that were on it?
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Are the bolts tight against the inside or outside of the intake bolt holes?
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leave how much up to the machine shop that decked the block
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leave how much up to the machine shop that decked the block
They no longer exist unfortunately.....
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Are the bolts tight against the inside or outside of the intake bolt holes?
Inside, and if i leave the gaskets off it lines up perfectly with 0.040 Clearance on the ends.
And I saw your other response and that's exactly what I had started to do, then stopped until I stopped being pssd off lol.
But depending on the gasket compression it would likely pull down enough to fit.
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Facts - not from me. I've never had a problem, but I've also never had an engine that ran over 6500 rpms consistently.

Heresay - heard plenty, and from reliable sources. The guy that did my machine work told me he has seen a Fram filter ruin multiple engines that he has built. I have to say I believe him based on he hasn't given me any other information that was wrong or bs.

And lastly, when push comes to shove, why try to save a buck on something as critical as an oil filter. Have you ever seen or heard of a WIX filter failing? I haven't and as far as I'm concerned, it is good insurance.

Just my opinion.......
I`m not trying to save money just want to get facts.
I have not heard wix filter fail but then again i have not heard fram fail either.

You know what they say about opinions

My apologies to bygddy about ot...
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