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11-13-2008 12:52 AM
staleg Sorry. Haven't bougth any nice looking valve covers yet.

I can not decide on center bolt or perimeter bolted ones.
I have center bolt now, but the standard swirl port heads i have will probably be changed some day, and then it depends on what i choose: Centebolted Vortecs or perimeter bolted aluminium heads.
11-12-2008 03:27 PM
mrdreex
Quote:
Originally Posted by staleg
I have bought from him too. A ministarter for $65. For the price level it is not made in USA of course.
I had to shim it a little back from the starter billet block. And the enclosed mounting bolts was not real starter bolts, so i changed them. Not top notch in other words, but at least the starter worked properly after that and it sound very strong. I didn't expect much for that price anyway. Just thought I'd give it a try.

The seller have very good feedback on Ebay. And over at the thirdgen.org forum there are several user that recommends him too.

But Summit Racing do also sell fabricated valve covers way ceaper than $650.
I like that style a lot, too!
I agree, $650 is a bit more than what I'm willing to spend. It's very tempting especially since I'm a bit over budget as it is. Did you by any chance try to take out the baffles? (or atleast have any problems with clearance?)
11-12-2008 01:25 PM
staleg I have bought from him too. A ministarter for $65. For the price level it is not made in USA of course.
I had to shim it a little back from the starter billet block. And the enclosed mounting bolts was not real starter bolts, so i changed them. Not top notch in other words, but at least the starter worked properly after that and it sound very strong. I didn't expect much for that price anyway. Just thought I'd give it a try.

The seller have very good feedback on Ebay. And over at the thirdgen.org forum there are several user that recommends him too.

But Summit Racing do also sell fabricated valve covers way ceaper than $650.
I like that style a lot, too!
11-12-2008 01:25 PM
staleg I have bought from him too. A ministarter for $65. For the price level it is not made in USA of course.
I had to shim it a little back from the starter billet block. And the enclosed mounting bolts was not real starter bolts, so i changed them. Not top notch in other words, but at least the starter worked properly after that and it sound very strong. I didn't expect much for that price anyway. Just thought I'd give it a try.

The seller have very good feedback on Ebay. And over at the thirdgen.org forum there are several user that recommends him too.

But Summit Racing do also sell fabricated valve covers way ceaper than $650.
I like that style a lot my self!
11-12-2008 09:42 AM
71 c-10
Quote:
Originally Posted by staleg
$ 78,95 with breather holes and baffles and will accomondate roller rockers and stud girdles, according to the seller:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/SBC-C...mZ260306043991
I have bought many items from this ebay seller and all the quality of parts I have received have been top notch, just my 2 cents
11-11-2008 08:52 PM
mrdreex
Quote:
Originally Posted by OHD
I purchased a set from billetfabs.com for 650.

The tube retainers would not work, no tubes would work, the rails would not seal, the owner admitted they were defective and told me thay had been updated.

I could buy another set...
Thanks for the heads up. Any recommendations?
11-11-2008 08:23 PM
schnitz
Quote:
Originally Posted by OHD
I purchased a set from billetfabs.com for 650.

The tube retainers would not work, no tubes would work, the rails would not seal, the owner admitted they were defective and told me thay had been updated.

I could buy another set...
Must be nice to have a spare $650 just laying around just waiting to be spent on valve covers. I'd be sending the bum ones back, and demanding a new set of the updated ones. After all, money doesn't grow on trees....



In a while, Chet.
11-11-2008 06:43 PM
OHD I purchased a set from billetfabs.com for 650.

The tube retainers would not work, no tubes would work, the rails would not seal, the owner admitted they were defective and told me thay had been updated.

I could buy another set...
11-11-2008 10:40 AM
mrdreex
Quote:
Originally Posted by techinspector1
"Hecho en Quongdang"
My thoughts exactly.
11-11-2008 10:38 AM
techinspector1 "Hecho en Quongdang"
11-11-2008 08:30 AM
mrdreex
Quote:
Originally Posted by staleg
$ 78,95 with breather holes and baffles and will accomondate roller rockers and stud girdles, according to the seller:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/SBC-C...mZ260306043991
Looks like a good deal, but I just can't get over the fact of the price difference. The pictures look great, but why is there such a price gap between ones that Moroso sells, and are pretty much the exact same thing? I don't mind spending extra money for better quality.
11-11-2008 08:17 AM
staleg $ 78,95 with breather holes and baffles and will accomondate roller rockers and stud girdles, according to the seller:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/SBC-C...mZ260306043991
11-11-2008 05:25 AM
TorkMonster400
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Originally Posted by SSedan64
$350 for valvecovers?? You should look on ebay. You can get nice fabs for (much) less with or without holes.

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Make sure you buy ones made by someone in USA like a local machine shop kinda guy, that's what I did. Just a little harder to find for centerbolt heads.
11-11-2008 01:18 AM
malc I got some tall Summit aluminum valve covers for $49.95, install the baffles if you wish.
11-10-2008 11:43 PM
SSedan64 $350 for valvecovers?? You should look on ebay. You can get nice fabs for (much) less with or without holes.

http://motors.search-desc.ebay.com/f...Z1QQsofocusZbs
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