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12-01-2008 06:05 AM
Kevin45 Man.... I don'y hardly get on her anymore and now I really remember why.
11-30-2008 06:42 PM
Oldmachinist
Just trying to help.

I never said they looked good. I just gave a location as to where to find them.
having been a machinist for 35 years, never let a mechanic bolt anything on your car he hasn't actually made.
Any monkey can bolt and unbolt parts....try making them!
11-30-2008 05:09 AM
1957plymouthhemi I just looked at a picture of the fake Hemi markedward posted in his photo album (I guess as an example).

Anybody who is even a little bit of knowledge of the early HEMIs or SBC should pick that out as a poser in about 2 seconds. The SBC intake sticks out like a sore thumb and is way too narrow, the valve covers sit at the wrong angle and as mentioned if you could see the exhaust the spacing on the exhaust ports is all wrong for a HEMI.

My question is how does it hide where the sparkplugs REALLY are down by the exhaust ports or do you hope no one notices?

Just for comparison I pulled the picture from his album and next to it is the real deal in my 57 Plymouth.

But I suppose if you want to spend $1400 for a pair of valve covers what the heck.
11-29-2008 09:18 PM
carsavvycook
Quote:
Originally Posted by boatbob2
those valve covers look like crap...if you want to use them,put a real HEMI under them...
I agree. These valve covers look better on a Chevrolet.

http://www.hotrodders.com/gallery/sh...cat/500/page/1
11-29-2008 08:59 PM
boatbob2
hemi valve covers.........

those valve covers look like crap...if you want to use them,put a real HEMI under them...
11-28-2008 08:58 PM
Oldmachinist
oversized valve covers

you need to go here...

http://www.tperformance.com/street_r..._valve_covers/

I read your post and found this site by accident....thought I would come back to let you know where to find the item you were looking for....
11-06-2008 07:07 PM
domesticsrule http://www.tperformance.com/street_r..._valve_covers/

i sorry if this harsh but that was the most gayist,idiotic,and dumbest (trust me i have many more words that would be frowned upon)thing i have ever seen and
like you mike i like all V8s buuut i am pullin out the SBC out of my GMC and slappin in buick 455 Calm down Centerline, it's a direct bolt in i already had it in there and i just need buick lower motor mounts.
11-06-2008 12:12 AM
58lincoln
fake hemi

At applefest this year I put my Lincoln in the unfinished class between a p.o.s. ricer who was there maybe 2 hours and my buddy and two of his El Camino's. Anyway this older dude had a '48 Chevy pickup made to look like a rat rod by shooting it primer gray and putting toilet seats for seats in it. Oh yeah it looked real ratty what with the air ride suspension and tilt hood and bed and what not. But in the bed was what everyone believed was a Hemi with six single barrel carbs on it it even had me going for a minuet until I saw the exhaust ports in the heads. Small Block Chevy!! I felt stoopid for believing it was a Hemi the judges believed it was a Hemi and he won in the unfinished class. Thats fine with me but what got to me and my buds was his stupid farting dummy he had by his truck so every time and I mean every time we'd go to our cars the guy pushed the button to make it fart. It was funny until it got low on batteries from the hundreds of people walking by and him pushing that dang button to where it sounded like a sick bull frog, but he kept on pushing that button. So what I have to say to anyone thinking about putting "cross-dressed" valve covers on their mills is Do you really want to be like this dude?
11-02-2008 08:48 PM
carsavvycook
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chevrolet4x4s
I once thought about buying a set of Firepower hemi valve covers one time and making adapters to fit something else,If Ii couldnt find a hemi to slap them on. They were cheap $30,old and,rusty. I was 16 or 17 at the time and quickly snaped back to my senses

What do you think about this though? I'm not planning on trying to make it look like mechanical fuel injection I do however like the 8 velocity stacks peeking through the hood.

------\ /\ /\ /\ /---- hood line---
........|...........| <air flter housing a rectangular flat type element

Shane
I love the looks of those, functional with mechanical injection though. I was a crew chief of a 1/4 mile drag boat that had them, along with the belt driven Crower fuel pump. The only problem was, you had to splash some fuel through the tube's, to get it started.

If you are going to put a hole in your hood, there is nothing more 'impressive' looking like a 'roots' type blower sticking out of the hood.

JMO
11-02-2008 08:31 PM
Chevrolet4x4s I once thought about buying a set of Firepower hemi valve covers one time and making adapters to fit something else,If Ii couldnt find a hemi to slap them on. They were cheap $30,old and,rusty. I was 16 or 17 at the time and quickly snaped back to my senses

What do you think about this though? I'm not planning on trying to make it look like mechanical fuel injection I do however like the 8 velocity stacks peeking through the hood.

------\ /\ /\ /\ /---- hood line---
........|...........| <air flter housing a rectangular flat type element

Shane

Edit Found a photo similar to the look I'm after
11-02-2008 08:16 PM
grouch Well, if you got off the track, so did the rest of us. I thought the race was over after powerrodsmike's post (#5) pointing to the valve covers and everything since then has been post-race analysis and bull shipping.
11-02-2008 07:43 PM
carsavvycook I am so very sorry. This thread is supposed to be about "Hemi looking valve covers, that bolt on a small block Chevy". Although, it does have 'switchbacks' and 'turns', much like a 'Road Race Coarse', and we've just hit the "Front Straightway"!

On second thought, I am not sorry. It was not my fault. After reviewing the tapes, on the start, a "driver" tried to push his way from the back, to the front of the 'field'. The officials black 'flagged' him, and tried to send him to the back of the 'field'. It is unclear whether he has accepted this position, or not, at this time.

JMO

Stephen
11-02-2008 06:49 PM
carsavvycook Hey grouch, if you want to perk her up.

Give her a full tank of Premium, and a can of Seafoam, and drive her down the highway. She might get mad if you take off her wing though.

JMO

Heres a thought. Do the above, and send someone else driving her down the highway. She would really perk up under the 'national news' spotlight!
11-02-2008 06:13 PM
grouch Heh. I think it would be a good thing to rebuild the old six before feeding it any nitrous. Either that or I should build a blast shield where the firewall is now.

I found some information on other ways to perk up a slant six:
http://allpar.com/mopar/hyper-pak.html

Quote:
With the release of the compact 1960 Plymouth Valiant, NASCAR sanctioned a special race for the new six-cylinder compact car class, which would involve all three major automakers.

[...]

Seven slant six valiants entered the new NASCAR race; when the race ended, not only had all seven Hyper-Paks finished, proving their reliability and durability, but they won the first seven places!

[...]

Hyper-Pak specs:
  • Overhead valve. Cast iron block.
  • Compression ratio: 11.5:1 (225), 10.5:1 (170)
  • Brake hp: 195 at 5200 rpm (225), 148 (170)
  • Four main bearings.
  • Solid valve lifters.
  • Carburetor: Carter AFB 3083S four-barrel.
  • Larger exhaust system using cast iron hearders.
11-02-2008 02:42 PM
Rob Keller A lil bit O juice will do ya Grouch.







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