Valve covers

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  1. Caboose302

    Caboose302 Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone make aftermarket valve covers for the 2v other than trick flow and BBK? I've done some searches but can't seem to find anything for a "reasonable" price.
    I think the BBK ones looks the coolest so far but there seems to be an issue with them sealing properly.
     
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    Other than some fab'd up aluminum sheet type floating around, bbk and trick flow is it.
     
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    Yeah I saw some Morosos that were about 500. I think I'll try the BBKs and see how they work. Thanks.

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    I heard the bbk don't seal all that well.

    Mine are team breed but they are out of business now I think.

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    I've heard the same. I was just hoping it was a fluke from the two people I knew that had them.
    I like yours. Clean and simple.
    The trick flow ones look like a stock cover with a plaque stock on it.

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    There you go! Find a perfect set, clean them up, and paint them to look aluminum. If looks are the only reason to run the aluminum VC, I think you could pull off some tricks.
     
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    Yeah I just didn't really like the stock look. With a 302 you can spend 500 on an intake and get performance and good looks. I kinda like how mine looks stock. Just wish it looked a little better. There's a guy local that can powder coat them so I'll just take a look at that.
     
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    Here's what mine look like polished.

    VT Engines/CMS were selling them with their logo engraved for a few years so you may be able to find some if you like them.

    I may polish mine up since they are off the car. I need to do my exhaust so might as well do these too.



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    Those look awesome. I may go with the aluminum look since I got burnt out on polishing with my Chevelle when I was younger. I was one of those guys with a chromed out engine bay plus everything else on the car seemed like it was chrome on the car.

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    I kind of like the Moroso covers and if I didn't have these that is probably what I would get.
     
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    When I detailed my buddy's engine bay, I ended up painting the stock valve covers a flat aluminum color, then I wet sanded the ribs so that the black came back through. It was free, and gives it a little bit of detail to the stockers:

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    Shoooo......looks awesome! The only way I'd splurge for aluminum VC is if I would be mounting a distributor
     
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    I like the Morosos but there's no way I'm spending $500 on valve covers.

    That looks really good. AND it's orange! Lol

    Sent from mah Obamafone