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Desided to put a pair of Ford Motorsports "Cobra LeMans" polished
valve covers on the Merc.

Valve covers look great.....Holes were off by 1/8th, up and down....

Carefully redrilled and sized...

I guess they're bringing the Chinese over here to do the Machine work..

Now I have a left and a right valve cover...:mad:
 

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Well....let an old man whine some more.....

Driver's side.....The valve cover hit the brake booster, but it hit it high so
I figured to pull the booster...

Pulled the booster, had clearance except for the corner of the bracket...
I figured I'd cut the bracket....

Cut the bracket and it dropped right in....Holes were off again by 1/8th inch on the valve covers!!!!!
So I redrilled all the holes (Twice)...

All lined up and installed with new ARP fastners...plenty of clearance between
the bracket and the valve covers...Looks great...

Booster hits.....No Go.....

Now Ford made thousands of these valve covers on the '60's and they
know they won't fit with brake boosters!!!

Yet nothing was said in the advertising or the directions...

Monkey Snot!!!

Maybe I'll use a finned on the pass. and a chrome on the driver..
 

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