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Old 04-07-2006, 07:15 AM
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1954 331 Hemi valve covers?

Would I be making a mistake by cutting off the wire cover brackets on these Chrysler Fire Power covers?
I don't really care for the wire covers and would much rather have the wires showing.. the "hemi" look........... But I also wouldn't want to destroy any value (if any) that the covers have..

What do you think?


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I don't think so, these are probably the most common of all the Hemi Valve covers ever produced. I tend to agree (as apparently do a lot of other people) that the engines just look nastier with rubber boots in place of the covers.

Just a guess, but I would venture that there are a lot more Hemis in non-original cars than there are original (restored) cars around, so the demand for stock VCs is not really that high anyway.

I recently sent a set out for chroming and the removal of the cover studs, no regretts whatsoever.
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No problem removing them. I did the same thing on the hemi in my truck. These are relatively rare "truck" valve covers that don't have the Chrysler Firepower stamped in them. I had them powder coated black wrinkle (same as the 426 version) and I think they came out pretty nice.

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Old 04-08-2006, 05:54 AM
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Thanks for the help..
I think I'll go ahead and chop them off there.
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