OK...I know its not much of an update but for me, it is. Here's a few pics of the side mounted oil filter that I redid. Its all made of concentric aluminum tubing pieces and an aluminum rod for the center with the top ends polished. Much improved from the previous one.
Thanks for your comments and well wishes fellas. Much appreciated. I just couldn't do it...I couldn't lay unmoving in that MRI tube for 20 minutes. Its just too tight in there. Guess I'm a woos but with the sides touching my shoulders and my nose 1 inch away, nah - not today. I'm 6'4" and 285 pounds so why don't they make one of these for big-boned folks? I have an open MRI scheduled for the ninth. Hoping to get some bench time in this weekend. Walt's calling my name.