Description: 428 S/CJ Anti-Backfire Valve / Diverter Valve
Engine: 428 CJ, 428 SCJ
Model: Mustang, Shelby, Cougar, Torino, Ford, Mercury
Engineering #: C8OE-9B289-C
Model #: 4491S
Date Code: YES (Indicate your cars production date when ordering)
Accuracy Rating: 8
Best Repro Available: YES
This is the best available 428 S/CJ 3-port anti-backfire diverter valve on the market today. The FORD oval, CARTER ST. LOUIS MO., engineering number, model number and date code die stamps are all the correct font, size and location. Its fully functional so it will perform just like a factory original.
We ask you to specify your cars production date when ordering and we will date code it a month to a month and a half before your cars production date. If you want a specific date let us know in the Special Instructions: Box. Please allow a few extra days for delivery for us to apply the date code.
1) The smaller housing cover with the FORD stamp was anodized aluminum on production diverter valves. This reproduction is clear zinc.
2) The location of the die stamped engineering number, date code and model number is located on the lower cover were it can be clearly seen when installed. Originals were indexed in random locations.
Questions & Answers:
Q: How do you decide what date codes are right for my car?
A: When you specify your cars production date we take a look at our vintage calendars and select a day one to one and a half months before your car was built. If you would like to specify a date you want your alternator stamped with just let us know in the Special Instructions: box.
Q: What clamps are correct for this diverter valve?
A: The long hose (passenger side) uses a #7 Wittek clamp at both ends, the short hose uses a #9 Wittek clamp at the diverter valve and #7 at the check valve. The S-Hose uses two Wittek tower clamp. The clamps were installed like you see in the last picture.