AMK Products Valve Cover Bolt Set 289/302/351W 1965-1973
Set of AMK Products Valve Cover Bolts for all 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972 and 1973 Mustangs with a 289, 302 and 351W Engine.
Over time, it's very likely that the bolts for your 1965-1973 Mustang's valve covers could have become weakened after the amount of times they've been loosened, tightened and removed. Make sure to avoid problems down the road by purchasing this Set of Valve Cover Bolts from AMK Products. Designed specifically for your classic Mustang's 289, 302 or 351W engine, these bolts are fantastic steel reproductions of the originals to keep your valve covers properly mounted into place for many years to come.
Features & Benefits:
- Set of 12
- Direct OE Replacements
- Made Using Factory Grade Steel
- Secures Valve Covers to Engine
- Easy Install
Please Note: This set of AMK Products Valve Cover Bolts will only work on Stamped Steel Valve Covers. The Cast Aluminum Valve Covers have a thicker flange.
These bolts from AMK Products come to you as a set of twelve to properly mount and secure your valve covers to the cylinder head of your engine. AMK's F-481 set includes twelve hex head bolts with twelve flat washers. Each piece is made using a factory grade steel to last for plenty of years to come. These direct OE replacements are designed to easily install into place, as AMK Products makes sure to use the proper thread pitch and hex head size for each bolt.
*These bolts will ONLY work with Mustangs that have a 289, 302 or 351W engine.
You can buy dozens of new parts for your Mustang. However, many of these new parts won't come with the appropriate hardware, or will expect you to reuse your old, rusted out hardware pieces. Well, if you're in either situation, the wide selection of AMK Products offered by CJ Pony Parts can fill the void and easily allow you to install your new Mustang parts with fresh, shiny, new hardware.
So go ahead and purchase this Set of AMK Products F-481 Valve Cover Bolts for your 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972 or 1973 Mustang with a 289, 302 or 351W Engine from CJ Pony Parts today!
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These Scott Drake Valve Covers will fit your small-block Ford and will be the correct color for your 1964-1/2 through 1965 Mustang, and you want to pick up a set of gaskets to install these. While we're in there, we're actually going to restore our factory air cleaner by repainting it, put some new stickers on to give a nice, fresh look.
Parts used for this installation video include Scott Drake Valve Covers VC43, PTGLD Gold Paint, PTBLK Black Engine Paint, DEC013 Air Cleaner Decal, DEC150 Front Air Cleaner Decal, VCG20 Valve Cover Gaskets, F481 Valve Cover Bolts, HW1355 PCV Grommet, and HW388 Air Cleaner Snorkel Snout Screws.
Our 289 on our 1965 Convertible runs real well, but it's definitely starting to show its age a little bit. Now we're not looking for a show quality engine bay, but the valve covers and a fresh coat of paint on the air cleaner should really clean up the engine.
We'll start just by getting the air cleaner off, we'll do the valve covers first. We're going to pull the spark plug wires off of here first. You can actually remove them, or you can just move them out of the way. There's honestly plenty of space to work, so you really don't have to take them off. Then we'll start by removing the bolts. I'm going to get the original gasket off here.
Now you want to clean this surface off here, to make sure there's no residue from the original gasket. Use a scraper for big pieces, a little bit of sandpaper for the smaller stuff.
We have our new valve cover here with our gasket, so what we're going to do, there's little slots here to press the cork in, that'll hold the gasket in place, makes it easier to line the bolts up when we install it. I use cork or rubber, I actually prefer the cork ones, but either one will work. Make sure it's seated, now it's ready to go on the car.
While we're replacing the covers we'll put some new hardware in as well, as you start with the top center one. Don't tighten it all the way down, just get it snug that you can still move the cover, get everything else lined up. Now working from the inside out, we'll snug them down. You don't have to get these real tight either, just get them snug. Now I'm going to do the same thing over on the passenger side.
Before we even get started over here on the passenger side, you can see how much better the engine bay looks just by installing a valve cover. Both of these along with the new air cleaner all cleaned up should make it look a lot better.
We'll put a new PCV Grommet in the valve cover. Install the PCV. Now I can move on to the air cleaner.
I'm going to start by taking everything apart first then cleaning it and sanding it down. First thing we're going to do is take the snorkel off the base. Now we're working on the lid itself, and you want to get the original stickers off. Now depending how old they are, these have obviously been replace at some point in time, a heat gun, get them as soft as possible, and if you have to use a scraper or razor blade, whatever, you'll need the surfaces as clean as possible before we paint it. Yours probably won't come off that easily.
Now what you want to do is get some sandpaper, and just scuff the surface. It doesn't have to be completely stripped down. Just to make sure there's no build up on it anywhere. Once you have it scuffed, then you want to thoroughly clean it up and get it nice and dry before we paint it.
Now if you had to take down your air cleaner beyond the gold paint down to almost bare metal, at this point you want to use a primer. Now in our case since the gold is still there, we're just going to paint right over it. You want to make sure you're in a well-ventilated area when you do this. I'm going to do a couple even coats on it. I'm going to repeat the process with the base which is also going to be in gold, and the snorkel gets painted black.
Now we're going to install our 289 sticker on here. I'm not putting all the correct decals on, this is not by any means correct, all we're just doing is making the engine bay look a little bit nicer. We're going to place the front decal as well.
Reassemble the snorkel, we'll use new hardware here as well.
That's all there is to it, you're installation is finished.
A set of Scott Drake Valve Covers and a little bit of paint, and the engine bay on Lucy looks a lot better than it did before. Now like I'm saying this is not a correct by any stretch, kind of restoration, this is just making it a little bit better and a little bit cleaner to look at. So this is an installation that anybody can do, it's an excellent first timer for someone who's looking to start to working on their car. It's about an hour of work, you should be back on the road in no time.