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260- 289 Cobra valve covers and intake manifold
« on: February 05, 2021, 03:23:55 PM »
 Did early Cobras come with a cast iron 4v intake with road draft tube and a pair of painted non emission valve covers ? No PCV holes-

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Re: 260- 289 Cobra valve covers and intake manifold
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2021, 03:36:36 PM »
Did early Cobras come with a cast iron 4v intake with road draft tube and a pair of painted non emission valve covers ? No PCV holes-

Yes for XHP-260 and HP260 engines, both used in early Cobras (and a few other cars) were set up with road draft crankcase ventilation systems. Stock covers were painted steel ones with no ports in them. The first optional covers were the chrome plated version of the same thing. The next three covers available at different times as factory installed or dealer installed were three different versions of sand cast aluminum COBRA POWERED BY FORD covers.

The sand cast no port covers were also used on 1963Ĺ HP289 engines which had PCV systems attached to the bosses at the rear of their intakes.

There was a series of cast aluminum low rise 4V intakes available but one a few were ever ordered. They could be used on the 260s with road draft systems, with 1963Ĺ HP289 engines with rear mount PCV like the iron intakes, or the rear boss blocked off for 1964 engines with ventilation through rocker arm covers.
« Last Edit: February 05, 2021, 04:06:32 PM by Dan Case »
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Re: 260- 289 Cobra valve covers and intake manifold
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2021, 06:23:56 PM »
 Thanks Dan for the explanation of things. I looked at an early set up that had me scratching my head, I had never seen an early set up before. I might have an opportunity to pick up some items and was wondering if there might be a need for some early top end items, will keep others posted if it comes to fruition. 

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Re: 260- 289 Cobra valve covers and intake manifold
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2021, 06:27:56 PM »
You are welcome.

XHP-260 and HP260 pieces donít change hands often. The is no significant market for them. I have had zero interest in what I have tried to sell.

The exception is early cast aluminum rocker arm covers.

If you find a prototype carburetor from a XHP-260 engine I sure would like to study it.
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Re: 260- 289 Cobra valve covers and intake manifold
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2021, 12:46:24 PM »
 If anyone is interested , I have a 63( hi po only) cast iron 4V intake , C30E spacer and PCV tube ( no hose though) looking for the "right " home. PM if interested.
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