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FRANZ oil filters...ever heard of them?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jakeslim, Jul 26, 2004.

  1. jakeslim

    jakeslim 1/2 ton status

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    I pulled one out of my 69 k5. Are they still around?
     
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    hi pinion 3/4 ton status

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    I think the HANZ AND FRANZ oil filters were discontinued with disco in the 70s /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif/forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     
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    I think the HANZ AND FRANZ oil filters were discontinued with disco in the 70s /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif/forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif

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    are they here to PUMP your oil pressure UP?

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    Yea..still around. They were the ones that used rolls of toilet paper for the filter element. I still see threads on the RV links of people who are running them.
     
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    They were the ones that used rolls of toilet paper for the filter element.

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    WTF?! Are you serious?
    Sounds kinda like a Fram after thinking it through some more... cardboard filter core, thin paper that's easily torn...
     
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    No...im serious. The early Franz filters did use toilet paper as the filter element. Worked extremely well (You removed the cardoard center and slid the roll over a metal cylindar). There are also other "bypass" type filters that use rolls of paper towels. Some of these types are used in military applications. There are companies making similar "replacement" type filters using diferent materials but the early Franz used plain ol toilet paper as the filter element. If you have an original, its probably worth some $$$ as a collectors item /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    Heres a couple of links I found doing a search
    Franz 1

    Bypass filters
     
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    yeah, its from 60's i believe and i have all the paperwork that came with it, directions, pics and installation stuff. Pretty cool stuff. It's actually still in the engine bay. The guy who sold me the truck swore by it.
     
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    its a very common filtering method among oldschool body guys for air systems too... i've seen quite a few bodyshops that have used TP seperators... cheap too /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    dood, if its already in there, keep running it! that stuff is good!. Its not perfect, but it filters finer than your regular oil filter does. CAnt pass on that! /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
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    Re: FRANZ oil filters...ever heard of them? *DELETED*

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    Dang! I'm old enough to remember when you could buy those filters from the JC Whitney catalog. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif

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    You can't any more? JCWhipme is still the KING of automotive weird ... err, stuff /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif

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    /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gifI musta lived under a rock all my life! I've never hear of them! /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif But they must work, cause on Paul Harvey's rest of the story today, Kleenex was invented by accident as a filter for our military guys in WW2, agains't chlorine gas. So I don't see why not, as a oil filter!
     
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    i'll post some pics of it when i get around to it /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif
     
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    I am old enough to remember the J.C. Whitney catolog selling theese filters too. I wonder if Mr.Whipple would approve of us "squeezing the charmin" so it would fit in the filter!. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif
     

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