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Installing a chrome engine dress up kit 79 chrysler cordoba

I want to install a chrome engine dress up kit for a 79 chrysler cordoba 318 2bbl v8 from jc whitney the kit comes with valve covers and a round chrome air cleaner for the carb..heres the problem my car has a lean burn system and the factory air cleaner has some sort of open hole for the air intake and the factory valve covers, one side has a hole for the pcv valve and the other valve cover for a oil breather valve but then it also has some sort of cover that connects the valve cover to the air cleaner?can this engine dress up kit work for my car? and also is that electric box thats hooked up to the air cleaner that has the words electronic spark system able to be moved out of the way for installation of the after market air cleaner Additional Details - the car is also a everyday driver with alot of mods 1979 chrysler cordoba-Louis vuitton accented corinthean interior,custom paint,20 inch rims ,flowmasters ,131 db sound system and custom front end/grill and body work.Hid light system just wanted to have a engine that matched

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I have done this with my '79, so yes it will work. Although my car is a 360 four barrel, the external engine size is identical. The black box on the stock air cleaner is the "Electronic Spark Advance" computer. It replaced the more well known "Lean Burn" as the ignition/fuel management system. Since you will be disconnecting and discarding the ESA due to the air cleaner change, another ignition system must be installed to replace it - if someone has not already done so. I used a Mopar Performance electronic ignition system-still available for about 200.00. This will not hurt anything. The chrome valve covers fit right on. However on my car, the vacuum amplifier bracket was attached to the right side value cover which I cut off the stock cover and screwed into the chrome cover. I sealed the screw holes with gasket sealer. I do not know exactly what you are referring to regarding the cover connecting the value cleaner to the crankcase breather. There is a hose from the breather which connects to a fitting on the air cleaner. This hose allows the crankcase to vent into the carburetor during wide open throttle conditions when the engine vacuum-operated PCV cannot function. I do like the chrome effect even if it does require more care and maintenance. Good luck!

Posted on May 15, 2008

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