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Old 03-06-11, 01:39PM   #1
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Default Ford oil filters fit Pontiac V8

a few years back I was cleaning out an old closed down garage shop, got a pile of vintage 1940-50-60's parts and sold them all on the net. One box was a case of brand new oil filters still in the packages. The number was a Ford part number reference. I had a Pontiac oil filter adapter so I tried one on it. Guess what, the Ford oil filter fit the Pontiac. I kept the box of filters and haven't bought one since, and use them on both my Firebird 455 and Ford truck 400M engine. Same filter. BTW they should also fit Olds, and maybe even Buick and Cadillac too. So if someone is "getting rid" of new Ford oil filters they no longer need, see if they fit your Pontiac.
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Old 09-26-12, 01:16AM   #2
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part #'s?
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Old 12-09-12, 06:34PM   #3
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Old 03-02-17, 09:26PM   #4
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i have been using the motorcraft filter FL1A for about 10 years on all 3 of my vehicles, 1977 catalina Police Enforcer ,1987 mustang 5.0, and the 1999 ram 5.9 gas engine,, works good in all ,never any leaks or problems,purolater is supposed to be the maker , so its a good filter, WM has them cheap..
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Old 03-03-17, 07:00PM   #5
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IS the FLA1 a small filter or a large one like the Pontiac filter we have come to know & love for our real Pontiac engines??
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Old 03-16-17, 03:19AM   #6
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Smile Floored filter

you mean the Floored filter known as FL-1A, yes its the long one, ,,5 1/4 long by 3 3/4 wide.(u usually have to keep a ford floored to keep up with everybody else)

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Old 07-11-19, 01:51AM   #7
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Default I do not reccomend it .

Not a good idea to try and mix & match this kind of stuff unless you are really in a pinch.

Ford FL1A = to Fram PH8A & HP1 - all use a 3/4-16 UNF 2B thread

Pontiac & Std. GM filters use a 13/16 -16 UN 2B-SP thread - Fram PH25 ,PH11 ,HP2 ,HP5.

The threads are a bit of a mismatch and the GM oil filter adapter 13/16 -16 threaded nipple being a larger diameter than the 3/4-16 female thread on the FL-1A style filter.
It would be a "no go" or a very tight fit unless the machining tolerances are that sloppy between the two thread sizes.
Conversely, the GM 13/16-16 female filter threads would be a very loose fit on the standard Ford 3/4-16 nipple.

That's why they make 'em different and the cross reference charts from the manufacturers don't show the part #'s from Ford crossing to GM & vice versa unless the threads and gasket layouts are a match.
Fram and other filter manufactures have dimensional charts for this purpose.
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