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Old December 23rd, 2007, 10:29
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coil rail bracket for 630 head

i replaced my 0331 head with a 630 head a couple of weeks ago. After being out of town for a week, i finally had enough day light to get the brackets done, and i promised some picutres. My brackets are not as pretty as some of the others i have seen, but they were easy, cheap, and are ROCK SOLID.

I started with some sandard 1/4" 90 degree angle irons and then "opened" them up. The brackets fit onto the 1/4" valve cover studs perfectly. I had to drill a 3/8" hole on one arm between the 'factory holes' for the 5/16" bolt to go through. 'Original' 90 degree bend on top and 'custom' bend on the bottom.



I tried to use the original bolts, but they need an 8mm nut. My lowes had no metric stuff, so i just switched to 5/16". I also bought grade 5 bolts. I didnt use a washer, because the bracket acted as one. Here is the new vs. the old



I also used grade 5 'flared' nuts. This way i didnt have to strugle with a washer on the bottom side.


They went on real easy. Didnt even need a wrench on the bottom nuts, just held them with my fingers, while i ratcheted on top. I'll check them in 100 miles or so to make sure they are still snug. And like i said above, it is rock solid. This rail isnt going anywhere. I used 3 brackets in total. 2 in the back and one near the front.







I got everything at my local lowes. Cost was about $6.

Enjoy the holidays.

ixj
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Old December 23rd, 2007, 12:56
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Re: coil rail bracket for 630 head

Nice! this is something I'll probably have to use someday!

You should paint them black to match

One of the best ways i've seen to spend $6!
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Old February 23rd, 2009, 15:45
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Re: coil rail bracket for 630 head

here is the best pic I could find of mine:


Its a piece of aluminum 1/8" bar I had laying around. It has the bend that you see at the top of the coil rail and another 90* that goes under the rail.
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Old February 23rd, 2009, 16:30
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Re: coil rail bracket for 630 head

wow that's a lot easier than i envisioned, thanks for the pics, it makes it alot easier for me to comprehend now.
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Old February 23rd, 2009, 16:40
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Re: coil rail bracket for 630 head

Thanks for the pics Talyn. PRETTY! And the valve cover too! If it's warm enough, maybe I'll paint mine red. Aluminum (like you used) or maybe stainless would be better than steel.
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Old May 27th, 2009, 14:24
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Re: coil rail bracket for 630 head

I just finished my swap here are my brackets. I also went with a ground strap on the rear bolt.




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Re: coil rail bracket for 630 head

Pretty work!
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