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gjz30075:
Hi all,   I've had this filter in my collection for some time now and wonder if it was possible that this type made it to
early Cobra or GT350 production.   The printing you see on the can is all there is.  The 'top' of the can has a
rough finish to it.  What does RLL-9 mean?

Shane:
The red oil filter you show is a service replacement part. I will defer to others re which filter was used on the Cobra and the RLL-9 question, but the original 65 GT350 filter was painted black and featured a yellow Rotunda stamp. Images can be found by searching this site. But the red filter wasnít original to the cars. (The filter was painted blue on the engine in 66).

That said, the black and stamped filter for 65 is otherwise the same as your red filter. Some folks have taken to repainting and stamping the red service replacement filters to mimic the black assembly line version. Itís not easy to do properly (ask me how I know) but excellent results are possible with the right combination of artwork, stamp material, technique, paint and obsessive determination.

FWIW, I will speculate that the rough paint on the end of your red filter is simply damage caused to the surface somewhere over the past 60 years.

Good luck.

Dan Case:
+1 Cobra HP289 engines came with black filters.

Bob Gaines:

--- Quote from: Shane on September 25, 2021, 07:05:13 PM ---The red oil filter you show is a service replacement part. I will defer to others re which filter was used on the Cobra and the RLL-9 question, but the original 65 GT350 filter was painted black and featured a yellow Rotunda stamp. Images can be found by searching this site. But the red filter wasnít original to the cars. (The filter was painted blue on the engine in 66).

That said, the black and stamped filter for 65 is otherwise the same as your red filter. Some folks have taken to repainting and stamping the red service replacement filters to mimic the black assembly line version. Itís not easy to do properly (ask me how I know) but excellent results are possible with the right combination of artwork, stamp material, technique, paint and obsessive determination.

FWIW, I will speculate that the rough paint on the end of your red filter is simply damage caused to the surface somewhere over the past 60 years.

Good luck.

--- End quote ---
Some of the early 65 GT350's had the red service filters. I assume it may have something to do with changing the oil pan or  thinking that the filter needed to be replaced with the oil. Later 65 versions typically had the black assemblyline filters. 

Shane:
Thanks for that info Bob. New info to me! Is there a rule of thumb on which 65 GT350s should/could have the red service filter?

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