Nah Healey 1952 oil filter

Asked by GuruF3LW2 May 07, 2020 at 04:51 AM about the 1952 Nash Healey

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Can you please confirm if my Nash Healey (pinin) 1952 4.1litre, has an oil
filter?  Could not find it and may be incorporated in the sump?  Your help
would be much appreciated.

Regards,

Noel
Malta

5 Answers

125,825

Most cars up to the early "50 didn't have ol filters, and yours is likely one of them. If you intend to keep this car, get a service/repair manual for it. That will help a lot..... About 1965, a friend got a "55 Chevy Bel Air with a 265. It had two hoses that ran from the engine to the right side to the radiator where there was an auxiliary oil filter. Turns out, the first five-hundred 265s were built without filters because Chevrolet designers didn't think the engine needed one. After the initial build, they redesigned the block to include a filter and retrofitted the earlier engines. He's dead now, but his son still had that car. What a find.

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125,825

Most cars up to the early "50 didn't have ol filters, and yours is likely one of them. If you intend to keep this car, get a service/repair manual for it. That will help a lot..... About 1965, a friend got a "55 Chevy Bel Air with a 265. It had two hoses that ran from the engine to the right side to the radiator where there was an auxiliary oil filter. Turns out, the first five-hundred 265s were built without filters because Chevrolet designers didn't think the engine needed one. After the initial build, they redesigned the block to include a filter and retrofitted the earlier engines. He's dead now, but his son still had that car. What a find.

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316,115

Nice car! I can't find any information on oil filters but the Nash engine was well regarded. It had 7 main bearings and was pressure lubricated. I would contact a Nash club for more information. I would probably change oil every 1,000 miles or even more often.

316,115

NH Club. https://healeyclub.org/resources/nash-healey-guide

316,115

https://www.dmhistorics.com/sold/1953-nash-healey-pininfarina/

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