1969 Peterbilt 288

Discussion in 'Peterbilt Forum' started by jmarin, Oct 31, 2020.

  1. jmarin

    jmarin Bobtail Member

    Mar 14, 2014
    I just got a 69 Peterbilt 288 I'm looking to restore and keep me busy. I was born in 1990 so I'm not to familiar with these. Is there a group or forum for these? I just opened up the air cleaner and it's steel mesh and full of oil. Wondering how effective these are? also what's the filter housing on the driver side called? I'm trying to find a chrome one.
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  3. 062

    062 Road Train Member

    Oct 20, 2013
  4. Dino soar

    Dino soar Road Train Member

    Dec 8, 2017
  5. LameMule

    LameMule Medium Load Member

    Jan 19, 2020
    Yeah, share some pics!
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  6. singlescrewshaker

    singlescrewshaker Road Train Member

    Dec 31, 2017
    Palmgetto, FL
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  7. Dino soar

    Dino soar Road Train Member

    Dec 8, 2017
    What engine is in it?
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  8. cjb logistics

    cjb logistics Heavy Load Member

    Aug 13, 2016
    Liberal Ks
    Oil bath air filter is most effective, but high maintenance. To easy and environmentally friendly to use paper nowadays. So oil bath went by the waste side. Plus few other reasons.

    Driver side, if you have dual air intake why would it be called something different.

    If your talking under the hood, fuel filter housing? Does it have a glass bowel?

    Closer to front by steer tire, air dryer? Like others said; pictures would help.

    Lots of hobbies I'd like to do, but restoring old truck iron is not one of them. Guess if your rich, have spare time, need it to pull a float in the local town yearly Xmas parade it would be ok.
  9. SmallPackage

    SmallPackage Road Train Member

    Dec 20, 2019
    Marion Texas
    Sorry. I got to this party late. I’ve been busy putting king pins in my old ‘67 351. I work sloooooow!
    Already answered by the guys above.
    Lubrifiner on left side is the bypass oil filter. Takes c750e Baldwin element. If Cummins engine this is needed. Especially on small cams. Some guys tell you that it is not needed. Do not listen.
    You can have a chrome plating place chrome it for you. I have had that done a few times. The original chrome ones are hard to find and most need replating anyway.

    The oil bath’s are the best air filters. The oil keeps all the stuff down in the bottom. They are just more messy to clean out. The only problem that they could have is with a big turbo. They have been known to pull some oil through the intake at high manifold psi and eventually dry out filter and make the intake tubes insides oily. If a hobby truck I wouldn’t worry and just leave it be.
    Vortox at one time did make a retro kit to change over the oil bath to a dry element in the ‘70’s.
    My uncle did that to mine. You had to gut the screen out and leave the vortox ring up in the top and clean it out good. It takes a short element that was oe for some International’s back then. It pulls air in through the inside of filter element instead of from outside in.

    288’s had both fiber and aluminum hoods availiable. First one came out in ‘65 and the classic bird wing hood ornament was born for that model being Petes first tilt hood.
    What model is it.
    A= all aluminum
    ST= aluminum cab steel frame.
    M= mixed. Can be steel cab with aluminum frame
    P= rebuilt chassis by Pete factory. Usually titled as new year model truck. Ex= Original 1961 351 goes to to factory in 1969 and gets rebuilt for half the price into a 1969 358.
    Cool things happened in those days.
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2020
  10. "semi" retired

    "semi" retired Road Train Member

    Apr 16, 2014
    high plains colorado
    While I doubt on a '69, could be a power steering reservoir.
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