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Old 09-08-2009, 06:00 PM   #1
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I need an exposed cam gear valve cover.

I can cut mine but don't want the downtime. I will also soon be doing COPS so having an extra for bolt-down plate fitment would be ideal.

I know levnubbin has regular ones for $35...but I'd spend a little more for one I don't have to cut.



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haha along with the other stuff I could easily throw in one of those for $45 extra. I probably wont be able to go home and cut my spare until fri. though. I could even coat it for you
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No offense, but seriously? With my $9.99 HF angle grinder and $4 cut off wheel it took me no more than 20 minutes, start to finish. This of course didn't include the clean up necessary to make it leak-proof once you're done, but you'll need to do that with any valve cover. Normally wouldn't care to post this, but I figure you can use all the money saving encouragement you can get. And if you do run out of time, I've heard the COPs can be temporarily ran without a bracket. At least until the next weekend...
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I have a spare, $50 shipped and it's yours. PM me for paypal info.
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hell ill go bust out my dremel and cut it and sell it to you for $35 ":P
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No offense, but seriously? With my $9.99 HF angle grinder and $4 cut off wheel it took me no more than 20 minutes, start to finish. This of course didn't include the clean up necessary to make it leak-proof once you're done, but you'll need to do that with any valve cover. Normally wouldn't care to post this, but I figure you can use all the money saving encouragement you can get. And if you do run out of time, I've heard the COPs can be temporarily ran without a bracket. At least until the next weekend...


Eh...you're right.

I need a damn cut off wheel anyways, and already have my >HF Task Force grinder.

Just need an hour undisturbed in the garage to make sure I get it back into shape.


My main concern was also dressing up the VC. Having an extra means I can take the time to take it up to work...sandblast it...then paint a few coats...then simple swap.


If I'm doing mine I'd have to polish/sand/or paint pretty darn fast since I now depend on the car.




I've got a few reasonable offers...will give it some thought.

btw...the adjustable cam gear came in yesterday...I really like it. Not sure if it will help me meet my goals...but it can't hurt.
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Good deal, I'm jealous of your access to a sand blaster, cleaning mine was the most time cosuming part. Best advice I can give while cutting, is to do a lite scribe cut first, then when you're cutting to full depth it won't walk around, especially because you're cutting right next to the rounded edge.
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I just ordered a Protege cover from one of our few lurkers that is a noob here but well-regarded elsewhere.

To me this is the easiest route. I can swap now and get to tuning, then cut/clean/polish(or paint) my stocker and sell whichever one I hate the most.


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