PROJECT 51: Oil Filter. The MG uses a felt cartridge-type oil filter element that is housed inside of a canister that is bolted to the oil pump. They are readily available (from MG parts-suppliers) but cost about twice what an equivalent modern-day spin-on filter does. They are also very messy to change.
Since I will be changing the oil and filter several times during the break-in period when I get the engine running, a bought a kit that converts the original style filter to a spin-on. But with all of the detail I've put into the looks of the engine, the adapter and filter really looked out of place. So, I painted them both the MG canister color, and even added a reproduction vintage Purolator sticker to the filter. Now, it's not QUITE so glaring that it's not original.
|Felt filter element cartridge.|
|Spin-on filter on another MG.|
|Original MG canister.|
|"Disguised" spin-on filter.|