Engine Anyone using SVE Shorty Valve Covers on 93 Cobra

SLOWBRA

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Do the SVE Aluminum Shorty Valve Covers fit without clearance issues on a 93 Cobra?

I'm looking for a set of covers that will fit a 93 Cobra without raising the intake, etc.
 
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I don't have a 93 Cobra, but I do have the SVE valve covers on my 90 GT with stock heads and Cobra intake. I didn't have any clearance issues.
 

SLOWBRA

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Between the intake and rockers on the 93 Cobra there are issues with many valve covers fitting. I've given up on aftermarket valve covers for it since not a single person can confirm it will work :)
 

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Why the hesitation to using a spacer? A 3/8” spacer will allow a 93 cobra intake to work under a stock hood. I ran that setup for many years.
 
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Why the hesitation to using a spacer? A 3/8” spacer will allow a 93 cobra intake to work under a stock hood. I ran that setup for many years.
Will that fit under a strut tower brace and require any additional modifications (i.e. bolts, etc.)? I'm not against it, but I've yet to read a recipe that works for a 93 Cobra.
 

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I ran the 93 cobra intake and MM strut tower brace on my car with a 3/8” intake spacer. Running the stock hood with hood blanket. Using the original bolts that came with my Ford motorsport 93 cobra intake kit. This is with the older non-convertible engine mounts which sit higher than 93 mounts do.
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recently redid the motor and needed new valve covers to clear the crane 1.6 RRs. These cleared fine using the same 3/8” spacer

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My intake is currently being powdercoated, but that's the combo I intend to stick back under the hood with the MM strut tower brace. I upgraded to new energy suspension mounts, so that's the only wildcard, but they are the lower, convertbile profile mounts, so it should actually gain me some clearance. But if i remember correctly, the STB stuck up higher than the intake in my prior configuration
 
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SLOWBRA

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I appreciate the pictures and information. Your build looks very nice and clean. I will say that the oil fill cap sure looks like it will be fun :)

Looking forward to seeing the finished product. Please post back up in here when it is wrapped up.