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 Post subject: 5ltr Au rocker covers
Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:48 pm 
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Hey can anyone tell me if any Windsor rocker cover will fit on an Au 5ltr I want to dress up my motor a little as I'm rebuilding the top end, I'm not running my engine cover anymore don't like them !
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Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 1:32 am 
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Just about any windsor rocker cover will fit but some won't allow the intake to bolt back on unless you have a spacer between the upper and lower.
For instance those tall, polished Ford racing covers need a whopper of a spacer to fit on an EFI engine. Otherwise most other Ford racing covers will fit and the catalog(for the most part) tells you which ones. You can see what side the oil filler is on too...so you don't have to modify that(if you don't want to).
I've just ordered a set of these for my 351. I like how they've made them look like the traditional Boss rocker covers which also look similar in shape to Range rover rocker covers which is where the 351 is going :mrgreen: btw I'm going to mill the "Boss" and the "Racing" off and just leave the Ford logo there. I'm sure I'll get a whole lot of people who think there's a cleveland in there too :lol:
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 Post subject: Re: 5ltr Au rocker covers
Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 4:39 pm 
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You need to either specify "EFI" rocker covers, or be prepared to grind the gasket retention lip away in certain places if you choose "non-EFI" covers to avoid sealing issues. Trial fit without a gasket first, to confirm there is no unintended interference or to ID where material needs to be ground away.

 

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 Post subject: Re: 5ltr Au rocker covers
Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 6:38 pm 
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Thanks for your help are you running after market ones and where did you buy them ? Inernet or in store ? I'm in south side of Brisbane and I know most of the part shops here are like trying to deal with a brick wall !
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 Post subject: Re: 5ltr Au rocker covers
Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 7:12 pm 
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Hi Brad, I got mine from Summit.
You can also get ford racing ones that look like the old 427 Cobra covers....
http://www.pawengineparts.com/Images/Pa ... 01Pair.jpg
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Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 7:21 pm 
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Thanks mate I'll look into it , I really appreciate the help !
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Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:22 pm 
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XR9UTE wrote:
Hi Brad, I got mine from Summit.


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Got my tall covers from them amongst other parts for the motor.

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 9:45 am 
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thanks mate i had a look on summits website and seen some rocker covers ! i take it your running a spacer to fit tall ones under your manifold ? do know much about them and what one fits our 5ltr ! if it's worth it and all that sort of thing ! :)
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Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 9:54 am 
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I have a 3/8" spacer fitted to my intake and I had no problem with fitting or with the intake being too high to fit under the bonnet.

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 10:41 am 
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Cool I've got a bonnet with the bulge so it's got a bit more clearance and was thinking of getting the 1" spacer does it make any difference to the performance ?
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Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 10:50 am 
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Not really sure on that. I kinda believe it'd be bugger all if anything. However, someone else might have some hard facts on that.

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:50 am 
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http://www.summitracing.com/parts/FMS-M-6582-A351R/

These fit, but it will put your oil filler on the passenger side. You can have them in any colour you like, as long as it's black..! There is a completely brushed alloy version of the FMS truck rocker covers, but sadly they seem to have been discontinued
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