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Old 06-08-2018, 07:23 PM
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I guess they wouldn't fit on Vortec heads would they..?
 
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I guess they wouldn't fit on Vortec heads would they..?
My 1959 Tbird valve covers are going to work great over these valve covers. Engine will be running hopefully by the end of the weekend if I can get some time.

 
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With or without an adapter ,those covers are the same as mine. I would still need to find the Ford covers but have a good idea where I could find some..
 
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No adapters, just some low buck engineering. Still waiting on some hardware, I will post pics when I am done.
 
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My 1959 Tbird valve covers are going to work great over these valve covers. Engine will be running hopefully by the end of the weekend if I can get some time.

I just want to say that looks sexy!
 
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Old 06-11-2018, 10:07 PM
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Thanks, I will take all the thumbs up I can get! Buttoned up the exhaust today, I liked the speedway fenderwell headers so much I bought a set of coated ones to replace the painted ones, and my luck the collectors were just a bit different. Had to cut the exhaust a bit and reweld for the different angle but all good now. Fired it off and took it to a local car show tonight. Much nicer truck to drive with this engine, still more than enough power. Few details to finish up under the hood, FORD valve covers will be on next weekend, just got the hardware today but didnt have time to do the work.

 
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I picked up some Y-block covers and also some Lincoln V Eight covers from a 368 cu in
 
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Ha! Dave that looks really cool with the air cleaner!
 
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Ha! Dave that looks really cool with the air cleaner!
thanks, I got some new stickers for it too

 
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So this is what I did for valve covers, I actually made valve cover covers. The T bird FORD valve covers fit so perfectly over the chevy covers I just made modifications to put them on as slip ons.

These are the covers I bought, rough but I didnt want to buy nice ones since I didnt know if this would work or not. The one on the left I already cut off the flange for the valve cover gasket and drilled some holes that line up with the outer two holes on the chevy covers.


The upper notch for the mounting bolt was sliced, hammered flat, and then welded.

I cut the ends off some 1980s chrome valve cover T handles to make standoffs for the nuts to hold the FORD covers. Welded them to the outer valve cover bolts and ground slots in them so I could turn them with a 3/8" wrench to tighten the bolts.


Blasted and painted the FORD covers and slipped them over the chevy covers. I used thumb nuts to hold them on so I could get to the oil fill cap without any tools. I think I am going to switch to chrome acorn style nuts instead but these will work for now. Good enough for a laugh at the car shows!


 
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Looks good !! You'll definitely get some people doing some head scratching.
 
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That looks pretty good Dave, should fool a lot and make some others really wonder...lol
 
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Everything looks awesome... I love the look of the valve covers and air cleaner. How did you mount the Air Cleaner? I see the bracket where is it mounted to?
 
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Thanks gents, I know it wont fool anyone but it is for those certain people who arent quite sure what they are looking at. Every show I get someone staring and looking under the air cleaner trying to figure out what is what LOL.
Moe the air cleaner is mounted to a bracket that bolts to the fuel rails, I dont have any good pictures but basically there is a bracket with a couple studs that mount the air cleaner base and a center piece with a stud for the center section of the air cleaner. I made one for my 47 caddy as well.

 
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Sorry droptop I just can't help myself " lipstick on a pig " joking aside great job at keeping people thinking .
 
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