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mstemp
Mike Stemp
Calgary, Canada
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Main British Car:
1980 MGB Rover 4.6L

Re: BOPR oil filter bases
Posted by: mstemp
Date: November 11, 2019 09:31AM

James,

As long as the timing cover has the oil pump in it, any oil filter base should fit. We know that the 87 Range Rover 3.5L has the oil pump still in the timing cover and that filter base takes a 3/4 -16 thread filter so the Ford adapter works. Not sure if I am understanding your question so sorry if I am being daft.



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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: November 11, 2019 10:40AM

James, The older Buick and pre-76 Rover cover had 13/16" threads. The Buick V6 with Metric cover had 18mm threads. 76 and later Rover had 3/4" like the Ford. Think it was mentioned above.



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mgb260
Jim Nichols
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1973 MGB roadster 260 Ford V8

Re: BOPR oil filter bases
Posted by: mgb260
Date: November 11, 2019 04:05PM

This adapter nipple for pre-87 AMC/Jeep 3/4"-16 to 13/16"-16 would work with the Ford 90 degree adapter on early Buick (pre-metric) and Rover 13/16"-16 oil pump filter base. The Metric one would have to be tapped for 91-11 Jeep 3/4"-16 for straight fitting that size both ends.

pre 87 amc jeep.jpg



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jjohanski
James Johanski

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Re: BOPR oil filter bases
Posted by: jjohanski
Date: November 11, 2019 06:01PM

Thanks for the responses. I know that the oil filter cover will fit the early front BOP Rover front covers that have an oil pump in the cover. I also know that the 3.9 oil pump cover that positions the filter straight (or almost straight) forward has 3/4 16 threads. I know that the Ford 90 adapter will physically fit on this oil pump cover. What i don't know is if when the 90 degree Ford adapter is is attached and the engine is installed in an MGB, will the the filter on this adapter clear all obstrutions, i.e. pulleys, sway bar, steering rack. lower radiator hose, etc. It is hard to tell from the posted pictures that this may be true in an MGB. It is not clear to me that the pictures are of an MGB, perhaps a Land Rover. Anyway, comments and observations are always welcome. Thanks to everyone.
BTW, I had everything solved on my MGB conversion as everything was factory right down to the overdrive and SU's on the Clawfoot.
But then I decided to go with power steering and the FI and everything is morphing. Now the car still looks very traditional but will have EPAS, AC, FI, T5, etc. Oh well, life is short.


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

Re: BOPR oil filter bases
Posted by: mgb260
Date: November 11, 2019 06:22PM

James, Hard to tell if Bryan's pictures are in a MGB. I know he has a very nice MGB race car and that is what he intends. PM him on the fit. EDIT: Mark has the MGB race car, Bryan has a Blown drag car. I was trying to help others with the Buick/Rover motors fit the Ford adapter as the GM one is no longer available. There is a tab sticking out I would cut off to allow it to swivel further. The earlier motors had 13/16" fittings. The Metric V6 has 18mm fittings. The adapter I show and tapping the Metric one enables the 90 degree adapter to work with those. It should work as easily as the GM one.



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jjohanski
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Re: BOPR oil filter bases
Posted by: jjohanski
Date: November 12, 2019 06:52AM

Jim, Thank you for the information. I have PMd Brian.


jjohanski
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Re: BOPR oil filter bases
Posted by: jjohanski
Date: November 13, 2019 09:05AM

To Jim Nichols: Might you know the part no. for the Jeep 13/16 to 3/4 adapter? My web searches come up empty.



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

Re: BOPR oil filter bases
Posted by: mgb260
Date: November 13, 2019 11:45AM

James, I don't know the part# but it was on 76-86 AMC Jeep. They used the 13/16" GM style oil filter and block threads were 3/4". You would turn it around for what you want. The later one that is 3/4" both sides is all over the web. They were called oil filter connectors. I'm still looking but you may have to go to a Jeep dealer or find it in a wrecking yard.


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

Re: BOPR oil filter bases
Posted by: mgb260
Date: November 13, 2019 12:18PM

Found it on Ebay. This is for straight six but v8 in those years had same part#. Enginequest OFA304 oil filter adapter insert.

[www.ebay.com]



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jjohanski
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Re: BOPR oil filter bases
Posted by: jjohanski
Date: November 15, 2019 05:56AM

Thank you all for the information. On the Metric filter adapter/oil pump cover the nipple is cast or pressed into the aluminum housing which means a retap of that part no matter. So retap it or 3/4 and use the Ford right angle adapter. Or use the right angle adapter that D&D used. I talked to Mark at D&D and he said that the right angle adapter came from a Chevy S10. Not sure of that but a Camaro V6 right angle adapter looks just like the picture Graham posted. Mark seemed to be willing to make some of the swivel adapters again but would need the parts. The Metric base is not the problem, but the right angle adapter is. I am going to investigate using a Gems Rover right angle base from circa 78 if I can find one. It has a 3/4-16 nipple and points the filter forward. Question will be at to whether this clears the sway bar. From some pictures of Jim Stuarts installation it appears that this base (Jim used a late Gems from cover with a crank driven pump, but the base points the same direction) will just clear the sway bar if a short filter is used. I will post my findings as I receive them.


jjohanski
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Re: BOPR oil filter bases
Posted by: jjohanski
Date: November 15, 2019 05:01PM

Good news one more oil filter base/pump cover that will fit a variety of timing covers and allow an oil filter to mount without any swivel adapter.
s-l1600 (13).jpg
The picture shows a rover 3500 front cover circa 87-88 (perhaps other years. This shows the pump cover I speak of attached to I believe is an early Fuel Injection front cover (GEMS) This same pump cover may be available on other years. I do not know the part no. but I am researching that. They are very scarce and probably somewhat expensive.
Notice that the filter is pointed forward and slanted down. I believe it will clear the sway bar and certainly will clear the steering rack. The filter stub is 3/4-16 and a Standard Unipart GFE148 or equivalent which is a short filter of about 3 inches in diameter and about 3.25 inches in length.
I will post more information when availble.


jjohanski
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Re: BOPR oil filter bases
Posted by: jjohanski
Date: November 16, 2019 02:29PM

Part no for the above oil filter/oil pump cover etc4276. This is listed as no longer available at Rimmer Bros and some others. Looks like used is the only option. I can confirm that this fits and clears the steering rack and swaybar with the engine in the standard position and using the v8/rubber bumper cross member. It is a good option, without using the D&D swivel adapter or the Ford Racing right angle adapter, if you can find the part.


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

Re: BOPR oil filter bases
Posted by: mgb260
Date: November 16, 2019 03:52PM

James, Thanks!


minorv8
Jukka Harkola

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Morris Minor Rover V8

Re: BOPR oil filter bases
Posted by: minorv8
Date: November 17, 2019 02:45AM

Here is a pic of the cover with a ruler. I had a spare cover and measured the base + filter dimensions. The oil pump cover has a part number ERC0568 cast in, you need to remove the filter to find it. Like mentioned above, the part number you need is ETC4276. With the filter ( a Rover Mini from circa 1976 to ,mid 90s) fitted the front bottom corner of the filter is 6 cm down from the block oil pan flange and 15 cm front measured from the block front. Or 2 1/4" and 6" if you dislike metric units.

The cover in the previous post is actually a 4x4 cover, easily identified with the protection plate at the crank seal. Also different waterpump that sits higher than those on passenger cars.


Oil pump cover_1.jpg


And here is a similar cover fitted on the engine. The car is a Morris, not MG.


Oil pump cover_2.jpg



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