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Old 02-07-2007, 01:21 AM   #1
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so i have a spare cam cover and i want the gears to be exposed can someone give me a visual of exactly where i need to cut it at.

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Old 02-07-2007, 01:28 AM   #2
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Yeah that's that's awesome. Flying miata photo?
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Personally, I haven't seen a valve cover cut by FM that has looked decent IMO. Have you thought about a different valve cover? A buddy of mine swapped his at the gap for one off a.. I want to say Protege?.. that didn't have a cam cover. Had to get a coil pack bracket though, since that valve cover wasn't designed to mount our coil pack. It looked great though!
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Exposed cam covers only look good if you have nice adjustable cam sprockets.
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any pics from underneath
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id be worried about a wire or hose getting caught and skipping the timing gear, causing a water leak leading to overheating, or something else lol
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I cut mine, but I didnt do it straight. I will try to post a picture when the sun comes out.

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so i have a spare cam cover and i want the gears to be exposed can someone give me a visual of exactly where i need to cut it at.

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When you turn the valve cover over you can see where the gasket is. just cut off what you want without going over that line.
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Old 02-07-2007, 09:07 AM   #12
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Here's how I cut mine. I decided to remove the entire flange that covers/protects the belt:

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Old 02-07-2007, 09:47 AM   #13
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I spend too much time leaning on the motor to leave anything like that moving and exposed. Nice way to wipe out a timing light, also.
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Old 02-07-2007, 10:08 AM   #14
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For anybody running with the 1.8, I found that if you take the cam cover from an Escort GT with the 1.8 (early 90's)... they have one where the gears would be exposed.

Unfortunately, it's got a big huge ford logo on it.... <G>

I thought about using it, but without having the adjustable cam gears, it's not worth it to me. I would rather keep them covered, and protected....

Dave,
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