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Old 01-21-2013, 05:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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anyone have trouble installing the Edelbrock elite series valve covers due to the generator bracket?

The part number of the Edelberock valve covers I have are #4260
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I have those covers and only issue I had was the dang grooves around the bolt holes is there to look pretty, not to help with bolts. I had to get studs to mount covers and then long wing nuts to really be able to tighten them down. Major PITA.

I have an alt and not a generator but just a heads up as you may run into the same issue. You might get better help if you post a pic or give us some more specific info on your car. I assume since these are SBF covers you have a 289 (64-66 since you say generator)

You may have to get the regular height covers, these are tall covers.
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Thanks Brett, yes I have a 289 on a early 65 Mustang. The valve cover on the driver side lined up perfect but not the passenger side. Is there an aftermarket generator bracket sold any where? I have searched and couldn't find anything.
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Picture of the valve cover

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Brett you can see the generator bracket in the pictures, right now the valve covers are just sitting on the heads until I can get this issue taken care of.
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I can see the issue. Is there any way you can grind down the bracket in that area?

Also in that front shot, those holes on the ends of the covers are the PITA ones. Notice the grooves in the cover...well the bolt hole goes straight down into the head, not angled....grrr

I chaulk that up to form over function. These prolly set right onto a SBC but on a SBF you need to make it work.
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I thought about grinding the bracket but not sure how much success I would have the bracket is solid cast iron. Thanks for looking at the pics for me. Have you ever heard anyone talking about a smaller more custom generator bracket?
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Genrally most people I talk to have coverted to an Alternator. It sounds pretty easy to swap over to an alternator. Seems like the best bet unless you really wanna keep the generator.
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Thanks for the info
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Obviously your not doing a concourse restoration, why keep the generator?
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I didn't think of changing the generator out, what is involved in the swap? how much money am I looking at to do the swap?
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The Alternator swap isn't too ahrd from What I've been reading. Mainly just a newer wire to battery and then an exciter and ignition wire if I'm reading this stuff correctly.

CVF racing makes an awesome billet aluminum backet for the alt. I ahve one and it is really nice, it also adds a few heim joints to the lower mount so you can actually tighten up the belt.


Heres a picture of my engine before I added the Monte Carlo Bar.


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Thanks Brett, I will look into the swap. Engine looks great!
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