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Old 06-21-2004, 09:14 PM
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Ready to scream!!!!

OK gather round and hear my tail of whoa, I've been trying to get a nice set of valve covers for my sbc 400. First I bought some case Wieland knock offs, they were warped. Trying to install one I hear this sickening pop only to find the weak spot in the casting. So then I go to ebay and buy some what were advertised as "anodized valve covers" turns out they are steel with a thin layer of aluminum on the top. That wasn't so bad but guess what, they are warped too, (argh!) So then I spend more money on a BEAUTIFUL set of custom milled billet 2 piece valve covers. They arrived today and to my chagrin, they don't fit! The air conditioner and alt are in the way. These are some really nice pieces and I'm very frustrated. The choices at the local auto parts suck and I wanted something cool for under the hood. I have waisted me time on that stupid chevy 4 bolt design trying to stop leaks and get them to fit I can't stand it!!!

Ok I'll take a breath, I guess I'm relegated to the Edlebrock cast set or some boring steel stuff. Anyone have any other ideas? Anyone need a really cool set of one off valve covers?

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Old 06-22-2004, 09:18 AM
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Use longer fan belts to get them away more.
Its a great help for tall style covers.
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Old 06-22-2004, 10:19 AM
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I think I mentioned longer fan belts in one of your other threads,
do you still need a spacer for that EGR?
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Old 06-22-2004, 10:28 AM
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sorry that just annoys me everyone say's weland
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Old 06-22-2004, 11:10 AM
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Jag, have you tried Scoggin Dickey Chevrolet? They carry several valve cover designs, one of my favorites is the GM Performance logo pieces. Take a look at Royce's Camaro (Camaroman7D), he has a set of them on his blown 388 motor. Take a look at SDPC's site below. You can probably order them from any GM dealer too.

http://www.sdpc2000.com/

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You can go to www.stefs.com and hit the B&B catalog. Ours are cast and machined in the USA with our tooling. None of this offshore garbage. Rogers Perf, Tom's, and K-star are all dealers of ours. You can also opt for customer engraving if you so choose.

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Old 06-22-2004, 03:10 PM
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I stand corrected!

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Mark I hope you got a refund on those billet rocker covers! So are you now limited to the low profile type covers?
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Old 06-22-2004, 04:13 PM
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Jag Daddy, check your PMs.
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If you order from Stef's, you'll like the service. I ordered my Damper, they had it in stock and I got it on-time, UPS 2nd Day here in Alaska! That's a first for any of the parts I've had shipped....kudos Cstraub!

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Old 06-22-2004, 07:57 PM
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Ok here is an update,

Went out tonight and looked at the brackets. The air conditioner pump is all the way out on the bracket. So moving it out is not and option, There is a bolt that is in the way on the back of the pump that seems to be the biggest offender. Also where the PVC and breather ports exit the heads they fall in bad spots. Both are to close to the EGR valve port. I can re drill and move them but I'm wondering if it's worth it.

Also the air pump has what looks to be a valve that feeds each side of the exhaust, one fitting goes right into the covers. I may be able to flip it around.

Chris, I looked at stefs.com and cannot find valve covers, where are they?

Club, I can't get a refund because I bought them off ebay. Let me tell you these covers have some really nice workman ship in them. I may just keep them for a project motor if I can't use them here. Even though I'd love to have them on the motor.

I think I'll go take pictures and put them up in the gallery tonight. The need a good polish but they are nice looking

Malc, Thanks again buddy!!!

As always 1BAD80 thanks again for the help.

This has been a big pain, if I weren't so hard headed and determined to finish this car it would be on it's way to the bone yard. But having driven it in the past it to much fun to let it go. Besides it's different!

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Old 06-22-2004, 11:35 PM
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OK here they are, They're not polished up yet and will need a few adjustments but they are still pretty cool. notice the 2 piece design that hides the valve cover bolts. The fit of the PVC valve is unreal, no rubber required.

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Jag,
click on the B&B catalog on the site. ..were aren't to high tech so bear with me. . . it will bring up an index and click on Valve covers.

Larry, thanks for praise, if we have something. . .we will tell you . . .if we don't . . .we tell you we don't.

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Old 06-23-2004, 12:24 PM
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Take some decent looking ones that fit and have them powerdercoated in the color of your choice.
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Old 06-29-2004, 11:21 AM
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click on the B&B catalog on the site. ..were aren't to high tech so bear with me. . . it will bring up an index and click on Valve covers.
Hey what do they cost? can I get something else engraved besides the heartbeat stuff?

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