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5.3L Engine Rebuild Page 27

Figure 105
Figure 105

Figure 105. Installing the hardware for the Proform valve covers. You start with install the "studs" (really long cup-point set screws) into the head. There are four for each head.

Figure 106
Figure 106

Figure 106. Install the long coupling nuts on the studs. These will keep the valve cover from being tightened down to far and squeezing out the gasket.

Figure 107
Figure 107

Figure 107. The last step of the valve cover install is to install the screws with the supplied sealing washers. The screws will probably be replaced with ones painted copper later, after the valve covers are also painted. The next step for the valve covers is to install the coil brackets.

Figure 108
Figure 108

Figure 108. The Proform website says that their coil brackets do not work with the D585 truck coils. Well, this proves that to not be the case. You just do not use the included coil angle brackets, and bolt the coils directly to the valve cover mount using spacers. This photo is proof of concept, and final installation will be with black-anodized aluminum spacers instead of the plastic ones used here. They are 1/4 inch ID by 1 inch long spacers. 3/4 inch long spacers would work also. The only modification that has to be done is drill the coil bolt holes out from 5mm to 6mm.


 
 
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