Originally Posted by jsfchris
I've just purchased an original Ford small block (260/289) tri power set up for my 64 1/2 mustang (pics below). I'm looking for the Cobra "powered by Ford" valve covers correct for my engine that has the oil fill on the timing cover and road draft tube (no PVC hole), so no holes on either valve cover. It appears they are not reproduced. The Ford literature/advertisements for tri power dealer options shows these covers w/o holes, but no one seems to carry them (Cobranda, Carl's Ford parts, NPD, etc...).
Anyone know where a set can be found? The tri power set up shown is really for a 289 as it has the Holley list 2881 (center) and 2882s outboard. The air cleaner is original (vice the Galaxie style with fins that runs the full length of the cover). I've just found an original set of Holley list 2668 outboard carbs correct for the 260, but I still need the Holley 2867 center carb, so any ideas on where to get one of these would also be appreciated.
..."I've just found an original set of Holley list 2668 outboard carbs correct for the 260, but I still need the Holley 2867 center carb"...
Hey man...I hope that is a typo and you meant the outer carb's are
...otherwise your gonna get the wrong ones for a
I've only seen ONE other SBF triple-duece setup...and it's in my
This is the info I got back from Holley on my setup about a year
"These were listed for '63-'64 MAYBE 1965 Comet, Fairlane, and
Falcon 260ci and 289ci V-8 engines.
Yes Holley supplied the carbs only.
The rebuild kit for these are discontinued and only standard single
parts like jets, power valve, bowl screws, squirter, pump, cams, etc.
-rebuild kit is #3-888 for both carb's.
The outer carb's are list #2868 are both rated @ 265cfm EACH dated 392.
Build Date; 1963,Sept.-2nd week
The center carb is list #2867 is rated @ 200 cfm and dated 391.
Build Date; 1963, Sept.-1st week TOTAL cfm = 200+265+265= 730
Does the top of your air cleaner have any lettering on it?
I'm just trying to figure out exactly "what" this setup was pulled off
GREAT find tho...congrats!!!
Does anyone have any thoughts on what effect adding some
1-1/2" spacers under each carb would have on this setup???
Just curious...I ran across a set and just couldn't resist...
Anyway...just for grins...here it is...