I never thought of this before. In the late sixties, GM started using a short little filter on some of their cars. There was a longer one that would screw right in place. It probably cost the same amount.
I have not worried about this on my 103 motor because I change the oil and filter very frequently. But for those who wish to extend their oil change intervals, if there is a longer filter available, this would be a great thing to find.
Have a great day,