The team over at Virgin Classic Mustang have just released a new reproduction of the timing chain cover used with the aluminum water pump on the 1964 and early 1965 260 and 289 Ford small-block engines in the Mustang.
This early timing chain cover is deeper where the water pump bolts on to allow clearance for the exposed impeller on the aluminum water pump. This cover is made by Scott Drake from high quality die-cast aluminum, just like the original. It features the stock correct built-in timing pointer along with the Ford engineering number, date stamp and manufacturer logo. The detail on this front cover is extremely nice.
Though do note this cover does not have the provision for the oil filler tube that is found on the very early generator equipped cars.
Virginia Classic Mustang’s part number is EG-5701 and the timing cover currently lists for $139.95.