Well, after closely following htown's startup procedure ( THANKS MUCH for that htown ) I can now proudly state that after a "prolonged rebuilding period" ( several years) my '70ish A65 has awoken from a looooong sleep.
Pretty sure this old bike hasn't been on the road for at least 30yrs. During the buildup I installed a spin-on type oil filter that was sourced from Ed V's site.
The question now is: since I only have the one filter at present, what filters have others found that will work well with this setup and are (hopefully) available at local parts stores?
Any information much appreciated.