Edelbrock Valve Cover Polished Aluminum Elite II Pair 352/360/390/427/428 FE
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- Cast Aluminum Construction
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Pair of Edelbrock Elite II Polished Aluminum Valve Covers for 352, 360, 390, 427 and 428 FE Big Block Engines.
If you’re rebuilding your classic Ford 352, 360, 390, 427 and 428 FE Big Block Engine or you’re just looking to replace your factory valve covers, this Pair of Edelbrock 4277 Elite II Polished Aluminum Valve Covers will fulfill your needs. These valve covers utilize the original 1985 Edelbrock Elite series style with a modern spin applied for an added under hood accent.
Features and Benefits:
- For 352, 360, 390, 427 and 428 FE big block engines
- Designed to clear most roller rockers
- For factory cast iron or Edelbrock cylinder heads
- 3.55” overall height
- Heavy gauge, die cast aluminum construction
- Show quality polished finish
- Edelbrock Elite II series
Constructed of heavy gauge, die cast aluminum, this pair of valve covers feature a show quality polished finish to add some pop under the hood of your classic Ford. Specifically designed to clear most roller rockers, these valve covers measure in at an overall height of 3.55” and will work with factory cast iron or Edelbrock cylinder heads. Once the installation process is complete, these aftermarket valve covers will add some serious panache to your engine bay.
Please Note: These valve covers are designed to clear most roller rockers on factory cast iron and Edelbrock cylinder heads. They may also interfere with some factory accessory brackets and power brake boosters.
Edelbrock is one of the industry leaders for classic Ford parts with more than 75 years of experience. Carburetors, exhausts, intake manifolds and superchargers are just a few of the things that Edelbrock provides, giving you many ways to get the most out of your classic Ford car or truck with high quality performance products.
Order this Pair of Edelbrock 4277 Elite II Polished Aluminum Valve Covers for your 352, 360, 390, 427 or 428 FE Big Block Engine today from CJ Pony Parts.
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The old factory valve covers on our 360 Big-Block are ugly and leaking, so it's time for them to go. Today, we're gonna replace them with these Edelbrock polished valve covers.
These are Edelbrock's polished Elite II valve covers for the FE Big-Block engine. They're made of high-quality, heavy-duty cast aluminum with a beautiful polished finish for some nice shine and a custom look for your Big-Block. They're designed to work with the factory or Edelbrock cylinder heads, and they're designed to clear most roller rockers. For more information and pricing, click the link in the description down below. Now let's get to the install.
Tools you'll need for this installation: 3/8 ratchet, half-inch socket, a short extension, half-inch wrench, and a 9/16 wrench.
The first thing we're gonna do for this install is remove the air cleaner. Remove the oil breather from the valve cover and then the wing nut up top, and lift it off. Detach the spark plug wire holder from the valve cover. Now we're gonna remove the five half-inch bolts that secure the valve cover.
The fifth one is back here, near the firewall. Now we can remove the cover, and don't forget to pull off the gasket, too.
We're ready to install the Edelbrock valve cover on the driver's side of the engine. We're gonna install our Fel-Pro gasket that we do sell here at CJ's. Flip the valve cover over. Place the gasket onto the cover. Make sure you line up all the holes and the tabs. Fold these tabs over. This is what will hold it to the cover.
Before you place the cover onto the engine, make sure you install your baffle with the two screws. You're gonna tighten them down with a quarter-inch socket. You just need to get these snug. You do not need to over-tighten them, or you will break the screws. Now it can go on the engine.
It's not entirely necessary, but we are gonna remove the spark plug wires to give us a little bit more room, 'cause the Edelbrock cover is a little bit larger.
Place the valve cover onto the cylinder head. Line up the gasket with the holes and install your bolts. Don't fully tighten them just yet. Just get them started.
Once you get your fifth bolt in, you can tighten them all down. The clearance between the valve cover and the bolts is pretty tight in some spots, so you might need a thin wall socket, or step down to a quarter-inch, half-inch socket, and it should fit. But I had trouble getting my 3/8 half-inch socket to fit.
All right. Get them all snugged up. Then we can install the oil breather on this side. Since these valve covers don't accept the twist-in-style oil breather that our engine actually came with, we're gonna install these nice Ford Racing oil breathers that just push right in. These give our engine maybe a nice little touch, too, and we do sell these at CJPonyParts.com. Now we're gonna do the same thing to the other side.
Okay. Removing the bolts on the passenger side is the same process as the driver side, but there are two lines here that are kind of in the way. So this line right here, we can just simply disconnect it from this rubber hose. Pull this off. Then there's this aluminum line, which you can pull out of the manifold. Also, get a 7/16 wrench on the nut back here. It's very difficult to see, but you can get a wrench on the nut and pull it off. Also, we're gonna remove this heat tube right here.
There's two brass nuts on the exhaust manifold that have to be removed to remove this heat tube.
Get this ugly thing out of here. Pull this vent hose off the valve cover. Then you can remove the valve cover. Then install your new cover.
Once you get all the bolts in, you can go back and tighten them all up. Install the one grommet that Edelbrock provides into the hole in the valve cover. Then you can reinsert your factory vent tube and reattach your hoses. Reattach your spark plug wires, then our big, ugly air cleaner.
Since we're using this nice Ford Racing oil breather, we can remove this one from the air cleaner, and our install's finished.
Okay. We got our Edelbrock valve covers installed on our 1971 F-250. They definitely make our 360 look a whole lot better. Yeah, we still have the ugly air cleaner, but we will resolve that in the near future. I'd say give yourself two hours to do this job, and before you know it, you'll be heading down the road.