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I need to relocate my oil filter on the 4.6 liter Northstar.

I checked with CHRfab (I didn't even now they moved to IL!),   search this forum...

I saw a generic one on Jeggs that fits a ton of engines, but that does not inspire confidence. Any suggestions?

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The only NS specific one I know of is CHRfab and they have shut down the business. Short of knocking on thier front door there is no way to even see if they have any inventory left. He did a lot of the machining in house so I doubt you would find another source.  

I don't think that is the same CHRfab that is in Illinois. I think they just have the domain now. 

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I have dealt with and installed two different c hrf Northstar motors in my dad's buggy and both still have the original oil filter location Mount, don't think he made anything special for that application.

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UPDATE:

I pulled the oil filter housing off:  Northstar_oil_filter_housing.thumb.jpg.5bd62169ff58b8c51b685b9b025d78b6.jpg

and found two ports in the block that were .706"

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Interestingly, the bore spec for tapping 1/2" NPT  threads is .710.    Huh. Four thousandths is close enough. I got a tap (Thanks, Scott of MCM!) and it was quick and easy.

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No special adapter housing needed. Clean and simple. Now to build my new motor mounts...

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I found the one I had sent you a message about. It does basically the same thing you did without having to tap the block.

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I like the tap method, no seals to leaK or bolts to come loose on an adapter.nice work! I would recommend hanging motor mounts if at all possible hang them from the front by the bellhousing back towards the motor to help pull it up and forward. the mounts that go down to the to lower tubes are fine if your rear cage is super solid and won't flex when u hit the skid pad hard.

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2turbo, I am trying to figure out what you mean. I am working through motor mounting ideas right now but cannot picture  what you are describing.

Any pics? diagrams?

 

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The motor mounts on my car all come from above by the valve covers, and down to the oil pan area to suspend the motor from above. here is a few pictures. I have four points that mount to the chassis besides the mounts on the bellhousing, you can see in the last picture from overhead they all have heim joints on them for adjustability because my rear cage does not unbolt.

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