I was wondering about that. But boy!, that is quite a disconnected thread. Here are the basic questions asked:
Exactly how to block off the oil cooler ports.
How to modify the oil bypass port to send to the oil pan.
Is the oil pressure sender port the same size and thread?
Any gasket issues or just the standard e-type gasket?
And the answer provided by you John:
In reply to a message from golfnut324 sent Thu 3 May 2012:
You don’t block them off you connect them. Two ways. There is
a factory made loop of metal that connects the two ports. and
there is an internal part that can be removed. You can then block
off the ports. I did the later and used the factory pipes the went
to the oil cooler. I simply cut them to about 3 inches long and
squeezed the ends shut and brazed them completely shut.
I reconfigured the fitting on the pan to point to about the 10
o’clock position and ran a longer piece of hose from the filter
head to the pan.
Get in touch with SNG Barrett, they will ensure you get the
right gasket. Just tell them what you are trying to do.–
So, choosing the option to close the cooler ports with a freeze plug (someone else did it with a copper plumbing cap) then per the answer to 1 above, I need to remove an internal part of the filter/cooler adapter. But there is no mention of what or where that part it. Can you recollect what that was John? My freeze plugs will function exactly as your “brazed shut” cooler pipes. But the internal part to be removed from the adapter eludes me.
Then you modified the fitting on the pan that accepts the bypass oil. I do not see that as an issue; I’ll simply make a copper or steel pipe to connect the two.
The remaining two questions concern using the oil feed to power an mechanical oil pressure gauge. I like this idea, but that is for a later time. The last concerns the proper gasket and I think Michael Frank has already provide that answer an it’s on order.
The question then remains, what part of the filter housing do I remove so as to equalize the pressure between the two ports?