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Old 01-10-2010, 08:21 PM
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Thumbs up FE Valve Covers in the BDR

Well now that I've got beautifull headers it's time to get to work on this puppy.

When I first ordered the car from Jay at Vintage he told me that some VCs won't have clearance and now I can definately add H/M VCs to the "won't work" list. That kind of sux just because they would be something cool that you don't see on a Cobra very often. Plenty of room on the passenger side but none on the driver's side.


So lets get a dialog started:
what works?
what doesn't?
of those
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what's lame?

I know, lots of opinions here (which could be dangerous) but no time like the present to look at any alternatives. I aired this question over on the FE forum and have been getting feedback there as well.

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Old 01-10-2010, 10:16 PM
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glue that plastic in the first pic down really well to the gasket face .....
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sooooo Can you slide a business card in between the VC and the steering collumn >?
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sooooo Can you slide a business card in between the VC and the steering collumn >?
Nope. The vc won't sit any closer than about 1" to the head without resting on the steering shaft.
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Old 01-11-2010, 05:31 AM
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Based on this pic:



It looks like the H/M valve covers are the same as the Roush style for the FE (except Roush welds the nice wire looms on the covers, a detail which adds considerable $ to the cost and is often lost by the avg. spreadsheet price comparison shopper, but I digress ).



So we know it can all fit:





Please take a side shot of the car so I can see where the sidepipes are situated vertically out the body cuts. Also, install your carb and intended air cleaner setup to record vertical space there. Finally do you have the solid bushings on the motor mounts or did they use the factory rubbers?
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Yikes, it looks like changing spark plugs on that baby is going to be a biatch.

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Could you move & remount the support further down the shaft?
It looks as if the clearance increases as you go down the shaft.
Make a bracket to mount @ the original location & mount the bearing further down?
Or something else you can re-locate it to?

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Impressive work cashburn!!!
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Impressive work cashburn!!!
Thanks, that is Brian's art... I just take the pictures
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Hi guys, here are a few more pics that show the mounts and header exits a bit better. There had been some concern that a piece of the motor mounts had been inadvertently left off, but after looking closer it sure seems like everything is there. I've never put one of these puppies in so Jay; does it look like everything is there? While ordering one of Bill's slave cylinder brackets today he thought something may be missing and I got a call from Reg asking me to get a couple of better pics as well.

What's the consensus guys? Reading that maybe there was a way for my VCs to fit made me almost hope something was missing but I don't see it. The side pipes on the drivers side could exit more forward than they do, but that's hardly an issue for me and that's the only thing that I see.

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Jay, I notice in your pictures, that the valve cover is not parallel to the footbobx/steering shaft, but Steve's shot appears more so. Has there been a footbox angle change in the molds?
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Jay, I notice in your pictures, that the valve cover is not parallel to the footbobx/steering shaft, but Steve's shot appears more so. Has there been a footbox angle change in the molds?
I believe it is simply the angle of the photo/perspective mixed with the fact that we have the engine sitting a bit higher. I am trying to locate another shot to demonstrate this, but too many photos...
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