My stepdad always used Fram, I did too- UNTIL...I had two I found metal chips clinging in the threads(dull tap maybe), I always check carefully now that thats not the case before I prefill and install one...anyways, I had a Fram split across the top on the highway one day...had changed it a few days earlier, probably had a slight leak I didnt notice till it split- but it suddenly started clattering and smoking/shut it down, coasted off the side of the road...perfectly clean crack all the way across the top center of the can, not a scratch/dent/mark on it, just a perfectly clean split. Ive never heard of a oring blowing out of any filter- however did help a buddies neighbor one day- I was just visiting when his neighbor came over to borrow a filter wrenh to TIGHTEN his leaky filter- I was like, lets take a look...sure enough, I spun it off there was the seal from the old filter stuck to the block, and he'd tightened the new one so much it squeezed one side over and bent the filter base...unless the rings not in its seat, i cant picture one blowing out- its pretty captive.i'm only 40 but i've used Fram filters on everything i own , never once have i had a o ring blowout. I think alot of people prolly dont put a thin coat of oil on them before spinning them up on. Also, lots of people use a wrench to tighten them on ( overtighten them too ) maybe the old oli ring still stuck on and then tada it blows out. a few people that have a issue and that makes the whole company bad?
Agree 150%Now that is a really off the wall statement to make about a car you likely do not know the condition of prior to him starting on it?
They did state that they did extensive rust repair to the car so he may have actually save a car that would otherwise not be road worthy again.
I personally commend Jay for building car the way he does. Several of his cars (this one included) have been test beds for parts suppliers to develop parts that find their way on to our cars. He foots the bill so the we don't have to is one way to look at it.
It appears to me that he has taken an ill handling barge and turned it into a performance machine while maintaining the appearance of a very mild custom Galaxie. I love it!
Pictures of your rear arm setup???I just am not a fan of hotchkis stuff, Never have been nothing to do w/the performance, just the looks. Like those rear control arms. Way too bulky, and just ugly.
I like what I did to rear of mine way better and cleaner (IMO). I thought I seen somewere that some one had some billit rear arms for these cars??
I'am curious about the brakes, cause I had to do some work to get Wilwoods on mine.
And yea a Fram filter????