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Old 02-26-2005, 03:50 PM
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Valve covers...orange or aluminum?

Thanks for the tips on the engine paint....now I would just like some opinions on valve covers.

SBC will be orange, black pulleys and hoses, aluminum heads and inake, all new black 12 point arp bolts ....my only dilemma now is whether to go with finned aluminum..similar to Edelbrock 4145 vavle covers...or stock style chevy orange?

Anyone have any pics of one or the other to help out my decison?

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As a general rule.........the aluminum valve covers seal up better than factory Chevrolet sheet metal ones....

Just my 2 cents......

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I agree with Deuce. How about a compromise? Finned aluminum covers with the flat on each fin painted orange!!!!

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I agree with Deuce. How about a compromise? Finned aluminum covers with the flat on each fin painted orange!!!!

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I've seen those done that way, it looks cool

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If your building a stock looking motor for a collector car go orange. If you want it to look good when you open the hood go aluminum or chrome.
Check out my motor. It has lots of chrome and you should see the looks when you get gas and check the oil. It doesnt even use any oil but is fun to check it once in a while.
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Wow...that engine look sgreat...but out of my $ range.

I likethe aluminum/orange fin suggestion.
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Aluminum finned valve covers with crinkle black paint inbetween the fins, sweeeet.
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IMO, you cant beat polished aluminum for appearance and you certainly cant beat aluminum for sealing. If you want them to look stock just get the short plain aluminum covers, scuff them, and paint them orange. It will look stock, but will hold a seal very well. You can get them on ebay for ~$40.

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