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Offenhauser Fifties-Style Beehive Oil Filter

Specs
Material Type:
Aluminum
Overall Height:
9.50
Sold in Quantity:
Each
Finish:
Powder Coated
Inside Diameter:
4.12
Outside Diameter:
5.00
Thread Pitch:
1/8" NPT
Capacity:
1.50
Gasket Outside Diameter:
4.75
Gasket Inside Diameter:
4.13
Notes
The pressure side is fed from the bottom and there is a restrictor hole in the center of the filter housing body.
Offenhauser Fifties-Style Beehive Oil Filter

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Q & A

What's in the Box

Beehive oil filter housing features finned aluminum construction which dissipates heat and looks trick. The finned oil filter housing easily disassembles for cleaning or inspection. Adapts easily to most engines with canister type filters.

Mounting brackets are sold separately.

NOTE: Lid gasket 910-15191G is suggested when purchasing a replacement canister filter element 560-56404. 

Notes

  1. This pressure side is fed in from the bottom. There is a restrictor hole in the center of filter housing body.
  2. Use our replacement filter element 560-56404, or one of the following:
    • Fram C4P
    • Carquest 85006
    • Wix 51006
    • Champ P4

Specs


Item Details

Filter & gasket included.
Mount bracket sold separately.

Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by 2 reviewers.
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Cword
Verified Purchaser
Calgary, AB, Canada
Product Rating

Not used as intended

September 21, 2014
For my purposes this item fit the bill perfectly. I'm not using it as a filter though, in my application it is an urn. My father passed away in 2012 an his ashes are now contained in this housing attached to the firewall of his '30 Roadster hiboy.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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none
Verified Purchaser
Baltimore Maryland
Product Rating

works just as expected and looks great

March 16, 2012
This is a good looking and funtional piece that will bring me allot of satifaction for years to come.
Pros:
  • Easy To Install
  • Looks Great
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Product Q&A

3 questions : 3 answers

What would be the best mounting location?Which is inlet and outlet or flow direction?We have the filter and the bracket already.We have it going on a 261 cu/in

1 answers
streetstock72
Aldergrove BC Canada
January 02, 2011

What would be the best mounting location?Which is inlet and outlet or flow direction?We have the filter and the bracket already.We have it going on a 261 cu/in

Answers

January 05, 2011
Waymon
The best location for your Offenhauser Fifties-Style Beehive Oil Filter, is to mount it on the firewall. The inlet or pressure side is fed in from the bottom. Just in case you don't know this filter is manufactured for a "flathead engine" that is why it has a restrictor hole in the center of filter housing body.

What is the difference in the Offenhauser model and the Speedway model. They look slightly different in the picture but the dimensional specs are the same. Thanks

1 answers
Tethercarguy
Vista, CA
October 07, 2011

What is the difference in the Offenhauser model and the Speedway model. They look slightly different in the picture but the dimensional specs are the same. Thanks

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October 07, 2011
John
Speedway and Offenhauser Beehive oil filters carry the same basic specifications and filter requirements. For the nostalgic minded the Offenhauser name gives the extra old school requirements.

When attaching a behive filter on a 1954 235 engine where do you hook up the oil lines on a to get the best circulation? Note no previous filter on this engine.

1 answers
September 17, 2011

When attaching a behive filter on a 1954 235 engine where do you hook up the oil lines on a to get the best circulation? Note no previous filter on this engine.

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September 19, 2011
John
In 1954 GM went to a pressurized oiling system as opposed to the earlier ’53 and down. If your application does not currently have a filter you will need to tap into the pressure side of the oil pump line and plumb so that the oil filter can do it’s job in filtering the oil before it gets to the internals of the engine. This has been done of the Chevy 6’s and also the Flathead V8’s that did not come with a factory filter system.
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