In Reply to: Thanks and now the oil change from hell posted by laldog on October 09, 2001 at 18:59:47:
In the future, loosen the canister bolt slightly, then remove the whole assembly from the block. This way you can see what's going on with that seal rather than trying to do it blind. Make sure you get the block gasket ahead of time. Then seat the canister, snug it down, install on the block and do the final tighten. Avoid putting the assembly in a vice to either loosen or tighten.
The later canisters with the bolt on the top are much easier to deal with. I'm not sure which part numbers fit, but I'm sure someone else on the board has that info.
Someone used to make a spin-on filter adapter, but that used a fairly rare filter. I haven't seen it advertised lately but maybe it's still around.