1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972




290, 304, 327, CID

Placement on Vehicle


Fitment Type

Direct Replacement

OE Spec or Performance/Custom

OE Spec

Head Diameter




Stem Diameter


Lock Style

Single Groove

Country/Region of Manufacture




Part Number

E-1853B, 110-1441 QualCast, 211-2550 Clevite, V1441 Melling 01441 SBI, V2205 Sealed Power, American Motors 4.8L 5.0L 5.4L



Fit In Five Steps

How to replace an AMC Jeep Exhaust Valves?

1.Tools Required for Repair

  • Valve Spring Install/Remover Tool
  • Small Magnet
  • Adequate light

2.Locate Valves

Select your valve spring compressor tool of choice and compress down the spring until the retainer is almost even to the top of the valve stem. Use a magnet to pull the retainer clips out from around the valve stem. There should be two of them.

3.Remove Valve Springs, Retains, Valve & Retainer Clips

Once both of the retaining clips are removed relax the pressure on the valve spring and remove the spring and retainer from on top of the head. Reach under the head and slide the valve out the bottom being careful not to damage the valve seal or the valve guide.

4.Cleaning up Valves

Thoroughly clean all the carbon off of the valve before you install. Not that you have to do this, but you have the valves out and there is a performance to be gained here depending on how bad your valves are. The easiest way to clean the valves is with a wire brush wheel. Below are some before and after pictures of cleaning up the exhaust valves and the wire brush wheel I used.

5.Install Valve Springs, Retains, Valve & Retainer Clips

Slide the valve up through the valve guide and through the valve seal. Place the valve spring around the valve guide. Then place the retainer on top of the spring. Compress the spring with your compressing tool till you can clearly see the tip of the valve stem. Seat both retaining clips with the tapered end facing down around the valve stem and slowly release the spring. As you release the spring, make sure that the retaining clips seat correctly around the valve stem and seat well against the retainer.

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1960-1972 AMC Jeep 290 304 327 CID with New Exhaust Valves Single Grove Locks Set of 8
1960-1972 AMC Jeep 290 304 327 CID with New Exhaust Valves Single Grove Locks Set of 8