Remote Filter Heads

A range of bracketed filter heads which take the modern spin on oil filter cartridge and enables relocation of the oil filter.

  • Caused by lack of room due to engine changes
  • Installations in kit cars
  • Fitting an oil cooler
  • Conversion to dry sump system
  • Conversion to full flow filtration on older cars
  • They are often used in conjunction with a take off plate which is screwed on in place of the original filter


  • Suitable oil filter elements are available from many manufacturers, most of them have catalogues with full specifications. When choosing, the first requirement is that it should have a 3/4"UNF thread, 1"UNF if high oil flows are anticipated. The larger the oil filter the less the oil pressure drop so chose the largest that can be accommodated unless weight is a problem. Filter heads can be mounted in any attitude, but we suggest when choosing an oil filter that is to be fitted in other than an upright, filter below, position, it should have an anti-drain valve. No provision is made in our heads for filter relief valves, these are available built-in on some filter elements, they should be avoided if regular oil changing and gentle warm ups can be relied upon. Filter heads can be mounted in any attitude, but we suggest when choosing an oil filter that is to be fitted in other than an upright, filter below, position, it should have an anti-drain valve. We are always pleased to recommend a filter for any application. Direction of flows listed below are for filters as illustrated. (remember oil always flows down the outside of the filter and returns up the middle).




    Type Example Description
    RFH1 Takes filter with 3/4UNF thread. A compact design which will require a spacer if a filter larger than 80mm diameter is mounted against a flat surface. Provision can be made to take a capillary type temperature gauge sender or pressure gauge tapping. Available in either flow direction. Has 1/2BSP female ports with a recess to take No 590 sealing ring. Material: cast aluminium.

    Part numbers include: RFH1A, RFH1B, RFH1C, RFH1D, RFH1E, RFH1F, RFH1G, RFH1H
    RFH2 Takes filter with 3/4UNF thread, has 1/2BSP ports with a recess for No. 590 sealing ring. RFH2G takes 1"UNF and has 3/4BSP ports. Both 80 & 98mm diameter filters can be accommodated. Bosses are provided which may be tapped to provide for pressure gauge, oil feed take offs, etc. Left to right flow only. Material: cast aluminium.

    Part numbers include: RFH2E, RFH2G
    RFH2 A billet alternative for RFH2E with M18x1.5 female ports.

    Part numbers include: RFH2EB
    RFH3 Takes filter with 3/4UNF thread. Left entry RFH3A has 1/2BSP ports, right entry RFH3B (pictured) has 1/2NPTF. 80 & 98mm diameter filters can be accommodated. RFH3A has bosses. Material: cast aluminium.

    Part numbers include: RFH3A, RFH3B
    RFH3 A billet alternative for RFH3B with left hand entry and M22x1.5 female ports.

    Part numbers include: RFH3BB
    RFH4 Takes filter with 3/4 UNF thread, has left to right top entry 1/2 NPTF port. Material: cast aluminium.

    Part numbers include: RFH4
    RFH5 Takes 2 filters in parallel with 3/4UNF thread, feed and return from either side, 1/2NPTF, blanking plugs included. Material: cast aluminium.

    Part numbers include: RFH5
    RFH6 Takes filter with 3/4UNF thread, feed and return from either side, 1/2NPTF ports, blank plugs included. Material: cast aluminium.

    Part numbers include: RFH6
    RFH7 Takes a unique Chevrolet filter, big and small block V8s to 1978. 13/16UNF thread and 4" diameter. Feed and return from either side, tapped 1/2NPTF ports, blanking plugs included. Spare port can be temperature or pressure take off. Material: billet aluminium.

    Part numbers include: RFH7



    Complete remote oil filter kits:


    These kits comprising take off / pump cover, remote filter head, adapters and hoses are available for the popular Land Rover/V8 conversion and can be made up for any installation.