Installation Time: Shop Install
September 03, 2011
Makes the OEM cover's look like a sick puppy !
The oem cover's look bad, and corroded on my 2010 GT [auto]. Sure, they could be painted, but that takes a lot of time. Since I had my local Roush dealer install a new Roush M-90 blower, I suggested he could also install the Ford racing chrome valve covers at the same time. He gave me a deal on the M-90 blower..and also the Roush suspension. No charge for removing the old covers, nor installing the new Chrome covers. He agreed the time to install the chrome cover's is when the blower install is in progress....and NOT after the fact.
The motor was in pieces anyway, so swapping valve covers was a piece of cake...since the old fuel rails + injectors, old manifold, etc was being removed in prep for the blower install.
I told the roush dealer I wanted the old covers back, so they agreed to steam clean the old covers..and put em in the same box the new ones came in [no charge]. Ok, now the OLD cover's can be prepped and painted or left as is, but at least clean. Old cover's can be re-used in one of the local mustang club member's cars. The idea here is... someone else can remove their old cover's..... and immediately swap in my old cover's .....which of course have been already painted in their favourite colour. Now the club member's old cover's can be painted..and re-used again..with yet another member. Me, I just wanted the chrome cover's installed.
OK, now with the hood UP at either a car show..or just showing your next door neighbour, man it looks cool in there. The combo of the Chrome valve cover's + Black roush M-90 blower + new Aluminum intake manifold looks really good. Chrome/polished aluminum M-90 blower's are no longer available for the M-90...which sucks. I did see a fellow's combo of chrome valve cover's + chrome blower + chrome alternator..and that IS wicked looking.
The trick to cleaning them is.... do it with the eng nice and cool...and wear latex/vinyl gloves.
Roush should have installed these chrome cover's or at least the Ford Blue cover's on their 427R's or any of their other many models. Ford should have installed em right from day one.