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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Cobra Valve Cover Hold Down Tab Set

Cobra Valve Cover Hold Down Tab Set.  Originally installed on later production 1966 GT350 Mustangs.
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During the production of 1966 Shelby GT350 Mustangs, there was a change made from using the open letter Buddy Bar Cobra valve covers to the "solid letter" black Cobra valve covers.

Apparently, there was a problem with cracking around the mounting holes due from over tightening these valve covers.  The solution was to use rather unique hold down tabs in order to spread out the pressure of the mounting bolts.

These hold down tabs started to be installed by Shelby America on many of the '66 GT350s with these valve covers.  There are actually three different shapes used in the set.  Up to this point, original hold downs have been nearly impossible to find as they were usually lost over the years when valve covers were removed.

We have made exact reproduction sets of these special valve cover hold downs.  They are made here in the USA, feature the exact thickness, correct cut, and correct black zinc plating.  The sets are available with and without mounting bolts.

Click on any of the pictures in this post or the below links to order.

EG-1092  Cobra Valve Cover Hold Down Tab Set

EG-1093  Cobra Valve Cover Hold Down Tab Set with RBW Mounting Bolts

Cobra Valve Cover Hold Down Tab Set.  Originally installed on later production 1966 GT350 Mustangs.
www.VirginiaClassicMustang.com

Cobra Valve Cover Hold Down Tab Set.  Originally installed on later production 1966 GT350 Mustangs.
www.VirginiaClassicMustang.com

Cobra Valve Cover Hold Down Tab Set.  Originally installed on later production 1966 GT350 Mustangs.  Check out this picture from around 1966 showing the tabs installed.
www.VirginiaClassicMustang.com



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