A component of a fluid filter designed to contain the inlet and/or outlet ports of the filter. It acts as a cover and attaches to the fluid filter body or mounts directly to an integral cavity in an engine, manifold, casing, or the like. The item may include relief, check, by-pass valves, and/or fluid filter element(s). It may have means for supporting the filter element(s), and means for mounting the filter. Excludes HEAD, SEDIMENT STRAINER and COVER, FLUID FILTER.