It's a common problem. I've heard of folks using filters that are shorter, remote filter systems, etc. Do make sure you have the right filter housing. It's the one that sort of angles the filter back towards the block a little bit. That can make a difference too.
Saw an oil filter in the Ames Performance catalog that measured three inches in diameter and four and five-eighths in length and was recommended when additional clearance for headers is needed. Car is in the shop. Will check it out tomorrow. Thanks for the suggestions.
I have the same problem with the 428 and headers.. I now use the "Wix 51522" filter. The Delco PF61(e) should also fit.. I use them on my Cadillac and they seem to have pretty much the same size.
That's the link to the Wix filter Part Detail
I’m planning a rebuild on my non numbers ‘66 Tripower 389 using Butler’s 389 4.25” stroker kit. I’m planning to use all forged components as much for insurance as necessity. Even though I’m improving the engine I want to hang on to it’s 389 heritage.
That’s gonna stretch me a little so I’m...
I'm about to rebuild the engine and today I cleaned the oil pan. I guess it's a Canton 15-389, 5quarts plus filter (5.5quarts System capacity).
Now would I have some big benefits if I buy a little bigger one? There is one that will fit my 66 GTO from Canton and Milodon, both can hold about...
Y'all have been very helpful in so many ways and I thank you for that help. I'm asking a novice question that must have been asked before but I can't find it in my searches. Why did the early GTO valve covers have a peak on one end? I want to make this stroker 467 look original at first...