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Old 06-04-2006, 01:54 PM
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Corvette valve covers

Just now completing the rebuild of my first born, a 32 roadster first completed in the late 70's. i want to use some vintage 7 fin Corvette valve covers, but they lac a way to let the motor "breath" or a way to add oil. I am sure someone has addressed this before, and i have some ideas on how to do it, but would just like to hear other people's ideas. And before you suggest it, i am not open to the idea of drilling the intake like in the 60's.

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Old 06-05-2006, 07:25 PM
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Are you using the old style, filler tube intake?
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The PCV valve is no problem, all you have to do is drill and tap a hole in your intake that opens into the lifter valley. The other problem which is a bit more complicated is what to do about the fresh air intake.

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Are you using an electric fuel pump? if so, you could do some custom fabracating and make a breather / oil filler out of some exhaust tubing a breather cap and cut a hole in the blockoff plate where the mechanical fuel pump went. Think about it, get creative, get a beer, sit down on a 5 gallon bucket and just look at it a while.
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Old 06-08-2006, 02:08 PM
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no, no valley breather MI2600, but great way to look at it with the fuel pump idea, 57. I always think better on beer. I also look better on beer. also makes it easier to get those singles in the g-strings.
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The fuel pump idea jogged a memory for me. I saw a street rod at a run a couple of years ago that had a fuel pump block off plate modified to function as a PCV breather. They drilled out the plate and tapped it for a 90 degree 1/2" bulkhead fitting. A hose connected to the bulkhead fitting and ran up to a fitting under the air filter. Took me a while to figure out what was going on, but after studying it finally figured it out. The owner saw me looking at it and came over, about that time I said "OH I get it". I complimented him on the idea and the work.

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