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Old 07-25-2012, 07:07 AM   #11
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In Post #6 it appears that the posts aren't properly installed and there is a post missing. Here's my set up, three white posts and one black post. Look to the right of the dip stick, that's where the black post should be installed, between the two coil wires. You also may have to adjust the posts (not screwed down all the way) so the cover sits level. The engine cover on mine sits level and firmly in place.

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Old 07-25-2012, 07:18 AM   #12
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In Post #6 it appears that the posts aren't properly installed and there is a post missing. Here's my set up, three white posts and one black post. Look to the right of the dip stick, that's where the black post should be installed, between the two coil wires. You also may have to adjust the posts (not screwed down all the way) so the cover sits level. The engine cover on mine sits level and firmly in place.

The kit is only shipping with three posts now. Where you have your black post those of us with three posts have a nut. It makes no sense IMO to have the black post there sticking up through that hole in the engine cover.

I'll have to look at how I did mine - it took me a couple of minutes to figure out the ideal placement, but the cover didn't end up lopsided or anything. I'll try to look at it this afternoon and report back, and maybe snap a pick. If memory serves correctly, the two white posts are slightly longer and I put them closest to the firewall.
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:03 AM   #13
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Here's what the first Gen Ford OEM engine cover looks like. I guess I'm not sure what you mean by the black post sticking up through the hole if it requires a nut and not a post.

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Old 07-25-2012, 08:24 AM   #14
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There's a threaded post mounted to the intake that pokes up through the 3rd hole in the later covers, like below. You can put a nut on it, but I just let it poke through and left it.

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^ Yeah, later versions of the cover have a hole as pictured above. With the original cover it makes sense to use four posts and maybe that's why the newer engine covers use to ship with four posts. When I ordered mine, a month or two ago, it arrived with three posts and a nut, which is used to hold down the cover where the hole is.

But that has me thinking - how is the older cover secured? Surely it's not just resting on those posts?
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It snaps down quite securely on the posts. You have to use quite a bit of lifting force to get it off. That's why I didn't get too concerned about using a nut...and mine didn't come with one.
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Old 07-25-2012, 05:27 PM   #17
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Early-build Ti's came with them. Ford stopped adding them at some point, but they're still available. I got mine from Partscheap.com
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They do tend to hold a alot of heat in the engine compartment though. I don't plan on running with mine all the time.
I must say that looks friggin awesome ...... I am currently working on painting mine and my battery,airbox and fuse block cover too.
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Old 07-25-2012, 05:35 PM   #18
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Early-build Ti's came with them. Ford stopped adding them at some point, but they're still available. I got mine from Partscheap.com
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Not so stock:

They do tend to hold a alot of heat in the engine compartment though. I don't plan on running with mine all the time.

damn, i like how that looks dude!
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Yep going to try and snag one of these thanks!
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Early-build Ti's came with them. Ford stopped adding them at some point, but they're still available. I got mine from Partscheap.com
Not so stock:

They do tend to hold a alot of heat in the engine compartment though. I don't plan on running with mine all the time.
Wow that looks awesome
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