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Edelbrock Classic Valve Cover - Closeout Sale
07/21/09 at 22:55:20
 
Guys -
 
Edelbrock is selling the AMC Classic Valve Covers (Part 4199) at a 51%
overstock/closeout sale!  Not sure which it is, when you click on the link
below, it's in the Overstock/Closeout Category.
 
The price is $134.95 plus shipping.
 
http://store.edelbrock.com/search.aspx?find=4199
 
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Re: Edelbrock Classic Valve Cover - Closeout Sale
Reply #1 - 07/22/09 at 19:02:23
 
Good Price........ got a set last week....will be going on the 401 I am building for the AMX.....replacing
the older set that is on the 360..........
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Re: Edelbrock Classic Valve Cover - Closeout Sale
Reply #2 - 07/22/09 at 19:19:10
 
Not often that the manufacturer beats Summit and Jegs.  
They're still listing the 4199's at $210.
 
Ordered a set yesterday.  I'm not sure I'll be able to get the sheet metal
valve covers on the 360 to fully seal up, even after I had my machinist
even out the flanges  on them so that the valve covers sit flat.  
 
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Reply #3 - 08/03/09 at 00:03:16
 
I ordered and recieved a pair of these 4199s this past week.I had a set of FEL-PRO rubber valve cover gaskets new in the box for some time now.Last night I went out and got the gaskets to try on the new Edelbrock covers and found that the gaskets don't fit worth a hoot !!! Has anyone else had this trouble?Is there a brand of gasket that fits right?I plan on giving Edelbrock a call this coming week to see what they have to say.
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Reply #4 - 08/03/09 at 19:21:29
 
Hmm.  The 4199's that I received had a little trouble getting the tabs to fit right,
so I squared them off.  SCE gaskets btw.
 
Using Edelbrock Gas-a-cinch I was able to glue the gaskets to the valve covers
without too bad a fit.  I had to squeeze it a little bit to fit within the lip of the flange.
I'm curious to see how well they fit onto the lip of the Edelbrock cylinder heads and
how well they seal up.
 
The sheet metal covers I currently have leak even after evening out
the flange between the bolt holes.  As cool as they look, I'm not happy with oil
dripping down the back of the engine.
 
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Reply #5 - 08/04/09 at 02:10:16
 
Igot a set last week too, and the gaskets didn't fit at all , holes didn't line up or nothing, and when i went to put the covers on ,they didnt line up at all , i use valve cover studs  , and bolt pattern was off about the same as the gaskets was. My old covers fall on and off no problem,and the new set of cheap chrome  ones do too. so i sent them back.
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Reply #6 - 08/04/09 at 17:15:14
 
I called and talked to Dave ext.# 2820   at Edelbrock.He's going to lay a pair up and see what he finds .I'm gonna call back friday see what he says.
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Reply #7 - 08/04/09 at 19:18:40
 
Well this kind of stinks.  The sheet metal covers I have now don't fit worth anything,
and now the Edelbrock Classics that I had years ago possibly aren't the same
anymore.
 
Guess I'll stop in the garage before Friday and let you guys know how they fit onto
the Edelbrock Alum heads.  
 
Well, worst case, I have a set of AMC to Chevy adapters that I could try, or even get
a hold of the 1 inch spacers and just use stock covers.......
 
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Reply #8 - 08/06/09 at 04:28:00
 
I got two sets,one for the Hudson and one for the Gasser,I'll try fitting tomorrow.
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Reply #9 - 08/06/09 at 16:42:16
 
I tried one on the passenger side.  
 
They seem to fit without issue onto the Edelbrock aluminum heads at least.  About the only
thing I needed to do was to run the bolts through the SCE gaskets to make sure
things were all lined up.  The SCE's are thicker than the stock replacements
 
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Reply #10 - 08/08/09 at 00:50:45
 
Quote from JD on 08/04/09 at 17:15:14:
I called and talked to Dave ext.# 2820   at Edelbrock.He's going to lay a pair up and see what he finds .I'm gonna call back friday see what he says.

 
 Called  Dave today and he said alot of folks on vacation and wasn't able to get the covers and gaskets from various depts. .We agreed that I'll call back this coming tues or weds said he would have more info and i'll pass it on.
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Reply #11 - 08/08/09 at 02:37:24
 
I hope mine were just a bad set ,i got a refund with no problems , but i was still out  30 on shipping, and stuck with some chrome instead of some cool covers. I hope everybody else's bolts up with no problems.
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Reply #12 - 08/15/09 at 04:46:04
 
Quote from JD on 08/08/09 at 00:50:45:
Quote from JD on 08/04/09 at 17:15:14:
I called and talked to Dave ext.# 2820   at Edelbrock.He's going to lay a pair up and see what he finds .I'm gonna call back friday see what he says.


Called  Dave today and he said alot of folks on vacation and wasn't able to get the covers and gaskets from various depts. .We agreed that I'll call back this coming tues or weds said he would have more info and i'll pass it on.

 
Got to talk to Dave at Edelbrock and he said that their mock up was not bad and maybe need to trim a little off each end of the gasket maybe .050 he said.I've got a pair of Edelbrock gaskets coming and will see if they fit any better than the Fel-Pros.  
 
How did yours turn out Oldamcer?
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Reply #13 - 08/17/09 at 18:42:22
 
I got my new valve covers on with no problems.
I bought new fel-pro valve cover gaskets which did not fit the valve covers perfectly.
However, the valve covers fit my stock '69 Iron Heads perfectly. Cheesy
I actually reused the old cork gaskets as they were still in very good shape.  
They really look great in the car; dress up the engine bay tremendously on my stock motor.  
Very happy with my purchase.
Thanks Edelbrock for supporting AMC's!!
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Re: Edelbrock Classic Valve Cover - Closeout Sale
Reply #14 - 08/19/09 at 07:22:09
 
looks like they are all gone. the part no 4199 doesnt come up and the link says no matches found. Bummer
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