Monthly Archives: December 2014

Valve Cover Paint & Head Prep

I also spent some time this morning painting the valve cover and inspection plates, and also preparing the engine to receive new gaskets so I can reinstall those parts. Last night I removed, cleaned, and primed the valve cover and … Continue reading

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New Engine Bay Grommets

Today I installed all new round rubber grommets throughout the engine bay.  Four months ago I removed all the dried up old grommets and measured them so I could procure fresh new replacements. There are 14 total grommets in six … Continue reading

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Valve Cover Prep & Prime

This afternoon I spent some time cleaning up the E-1 engine’s valve cover, which was grimy and also needs a fresh coat of paint. As far as I can tell, the early (1960-1963) 320 valve covers were connected to the … Continue reading

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New Air Cleaner

The original air cleaner that came on my truck had been modified at some point. The “horn” inlet had been cut off. See below: These modifications were pretty common, but I wanted to get an intact stock air cleaner to … Continue reading

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