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BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
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10/23/2007 12:59PM

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1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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BOPR oil filter bases
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: June 23, 2016 04:24PM

I'd suggest this thread could be made a "sticky".

I'll start this, anyone who has more info please add to it. The purpose of this thread is to show and identify all existing oil filter bases that can be used for the Rover V8, Buick 215, 300, V6 and other Buick V8 engines. I've got photos of three so I'll go first.

The first photo is of the "Metric" filter base as mounted on the Buick 340 in my '71 MGB. Note that the frame rails have been modified to accommodate a 32" wide crossflow radiater. Curtis has used one in his car by denting, and later notching his frame rail.

The second photo is the stock 215 base. With a forward enough engine position it is possible to fit the filter between the steering rack and swaybar with this mount, in which case a hood scoop or bulge is almost certainly required. The third photo shows me holding the 215 base up next to the Metric base on the engine.

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BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
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1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: BOPR oil filter bases
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: June 23, 2016 04:26PM

The 4th photo shows a big block filter base. These are interchangeable with the small block parts. This one almost certainly came off a late 60's 400. In the 5th photo you can see that it positions the filter forward and down, likely interfering with the swaybar but there may be applications that could use it.

Jim

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MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: BOPR oil filter bases
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: June 23, 2016 05:15PM

Here's a couple of pics from the Photo Gallery.

Metric Base (again)

http://www.britishv8.org/MG/CurtisJacobson/CurtisJacobson-I.jpg

My D & D Swivel filter.

http://www.britishv8.org/MG/CarlFloyd/CarlFloyd-D.jpg


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
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10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: BOPR oil filter bases
Posted by: Moderator
Date: June 24, 2016 02:57AM

Metric base, as installed on my 71 MGB GT.
After just a little hammer work, there was plenty of clearance for a PF47 filter to spin-on/off.
Filter-A.jpg

Later, I decided to fit a Scirocco style radiator.
I cut/patched the frame, just forward of the oil filter, to keep the radiator under hood height.
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BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
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1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: BOPR oil filter bases
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: June 24, 2016 08:14AM

Looking at that last photo, it might be worth trying one of the big block filter bases.

Jim


ex-tyke
Graham Creswick
Chatham, Ontario, Canada
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10/25/2007 11:17AM

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1976 MGB Ford 302

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Re: BOPR oil filter bases
Posted by: ex-tyke
Date: June 24, 2016 08:45AM

This is the setup that was on my Olds 215 engine - metric base with a D&D supplied swivel adapter.

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tdecell
Trey Decell
MS
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04/10/2010 12:13AM

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1974.5 MGB GT 3.9L Rover

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Re: BOPR oil filter bases
Posted by: tdecell
Date: June 25, 2016 08:05AM

Here's where my filter hits with the metric base. Trying to decide whether to go with the D&D swivel or notch the frame...
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Blown v8
Bryan Phipps

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Re: BOPR oil filter bases
Posted by: Blown v8
Date: August 07, 2016 01:07PM

Would this Ford "swivel" filter adaptor fit ?
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mgb260
Jim Nichols
Sequim,WA
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02/29/2008 08:29PM

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1973 MGB roadster 260 Ford V8

Re: BOPR oil filter bases
Posted by: mgb260
Date: August 07, 2016 02:21PM

It may work with the right threads on bolt to motor or motor to bolt. You would use the Ford filter recommended for that adapter.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/07/2016 02:24PM by mgb260.


hoffbug
Tony Hoffer
Minnesota
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10/15/2007 05:25PM

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Olds 215 EFI

Re: BOPR oil filter bases
Posted by: hoffbug
Date: August 07, 2016 02:58PM

It looks like the GM GN swivel adapter is discontinued.. Part #966639. Is there another source available?

This looks quite a bit different than the one posted by Graham.. I wonder where you can source those?

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/07/2016 04:38PM by hoffbug.


mgb260
Jim Nichols
Sequim,WA
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1973 MGB roadster 260 Ford V8

Re: BOPR oil filter bases
Posted by: mgb260
Date: August 07, 2016 03:30PM

It was found on 4.1 Cadillac V6 also, probably junkyard only.


hoffbug
Tony Hoffer
Minnesota
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10/15/2007 05:25PM

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Olds 215 EFI

Re: BOPR oil filter bases
Posted by: hoffbug
Date: August 07, 2016 04:32PM

Would this be the correct part number to make a remote mount?

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mgb260
Jim Nichols
Sequim,WA
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1973 MGB roadster 260 Ford V8

Re: BOPR oil filter bases
Posted by: mgb260
Date: August 07, 2016 06:49PM

Tony, Your pic is of the "Metric" V6 cover. On Adapting the Ford swivel adapter you would also have to look at the O ring location. Ford has 3/4"-16 thread, V6 "Metric" 18mm-1.5, 215,300,340 Buick V8 is 13/16"-16.


Blown v8
Bryan Phipps

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Re: BOPR oil filter bases
Posted by: Blown v8
Date: August 13, 2016 04:36AM

Later Rover front covers,(later then 76 known in the uk as SDi ) are in fact 3/4" unf,
I'll let the pics do the talking
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If you have a later front,then the Ford part is a straight fit,


mgb260
Jim Nichols
Sequim,WA
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1973 MGB roadster 260 Ford V8

Re: BOPR oil filter bases
Posted by: mgb260
Date: August 13, 2016 04:27PM

Bryan, Very nice addition to this thread!



hoffbug
Tony Hoffer
Minnesota
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10/15/2007 05:25PM

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Olds 215 EFI

Re: BOPR oil filter bases
Posted by: hoffbug
Date: August 17, 2016 09:30PM

Bryan.. Would that also work on a later Buick V-6 cover and pump?


Blown v8
Bryan Phipps

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Re: BOPR oil filter bases
Posted by: Blown v8
Date: August 18, 2016 11:56AM

I'm sorry,but I don't know the thread on the v6 cover !
If you could check it,and it's 3/4 unf,I couldn't see a problem,
Looking at the centre bolt of the pump,someone good with a lathe could make one with what ever thread you'd need.


mgb260
Jim Nichols
Sequim,WA
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02/29/2008 08:29PM

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1973 MGB roadster 260 Ford V8

Re: BOPR oil filter bases
Posted by: mgb260
Date: August 18, 2016 05:49PM

Buick 3.8 "Metric" has 18mm-1.5 thread.


Greg55_99
Greg Williams

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Re: BOPR oil filter bases
Posted by: Greg55_99
Date: August 31, 2016 11:04AM

You're missing one filter base. Leyland P76 on the far left:

http://www.roversd1.nl/sd1web/tuning/v8motoren/013.jpg

http://www.roversd1.nl/sd1web/tuning/v8motoren/014.jpg

Points filter forward at an angle but brings it down farther.

Greg


jjohanski
James Johanski

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Re: BOPR oil filter bases
Posted by: jjohanski
Date: November 11, 2019 06:20AM

I am resurecting this post. What is not answered is this. Does the Range Rover Oil pump base that Bryan Philips posted fit an earlier Rover or Buick front cover? It appears that it might. The pictures posted show that the Ford 90 adapter fits the oil pump base from those Rover V8s. Pictures also show the oil pump base installed on a Rover engine. Is the engine pictured installed in an MGB? Will the 90 adapter from Ford clear the pulleys and front sway bar? These questions went unanswered and unchallenged. Anyone know?
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