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Old 09-11-2009, 03:14 PM   #41
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thank you boozshey, i was gonna look for a few ford racing crate motors with the blue valve covers and post them up but didnt have time to search for them...
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Old 09-11-2009, 03:37 PM   #42
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That looks really nice with the shiny whipple against the blue (almost grabber blue) valve covers against the red. Very nice combo.

One thing though...that hose running over the whipple really should be moved. It looks kind of weird going over the top. But I think the instructions say to do that if I remember correctly.

Everytime I see a pic of a polished whipple it makes me want to buy one. Maybe once my car is paid for in a year...
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Old 09-11-2009, 04:57 PM   #43
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had mine done in ford blue. Not to long ago.
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Old 09-11-2009, 07:42 PM   #44
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It really depends how clean it looks. A crinkle red (like Honda B18C5 valve covers) or a powdercoated black can be nice. But baby nursery blue, or lime green etc is just so over the top to me. I'm glad some folks enjoy it though. I have to say, this thread has inspired me to do crinkle black on mine.

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Just got my Steeda Performance Red Valve Covers installed.

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Man that Red jumps out and grabs you. I was kinda leaning towards Blue, but that Red.......
I saw somebody on here had a set of Black ones that had Ford Racing in flames on it, that looked pretty sweet, but I can't find them now.
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Ok, here's a little hit to the people who've painted theirs. These cam covers(not valve covers) are made of magnesium. Painting them will look good for a few months, but magnesium is a very porus metal, and painting them will result in very short term results. The paint will eventually start flaking off after several months. Powder coating gives much better results. The painted covers look good now, but will go to crap soon. I have been through this with mine, and after researching why the flaking happened, i learned that you either have to plate them or powder coat them.
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C'mon now... Yeah CAM Covers, I only call them Valve covers for the sake of the ignorant.

Anyways, Though your theory may be true, but I can say that I am going on a year and a half with Paint and no flaking...

So how short term are you talking???
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Thinking about a little color to mine as my original "stealthy" plan just makes things look to plain under the hood. My Moroso tanks will be here today and I need to think through my original plan to coat them black or maybe just leave them bare, silver coat my other cam covers and have the caps coated black. Lots to think about...
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Aside from the powdercoated black ones, this all seems rather....ricey.

People (and manufacturers) have been painting valve covers LONG before "ricers" even existed... Long before- as in decades...
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These cam covers(not valve covers) are made of magnesium.
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C'mon now... Yeah CAM Covers, I only call them Valve covers for the sake of the ignorant.
Partial part numbers/names from the S197 Service manual, re: valve cover r&r.

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4 6582 RH valve cover
5 6C519 RH valve cover bolt
6 6584 RH valve cover gasket

Cam covers? Really? Ford doesn't seem to think so. And "ignorant"? C'mon. Now, I don't know how much you know about cars (obviously not much), but underneath that cam, beyond the followers you have these things that open and close the combustion chamber in the engine allowing air and fuel (and the waste gasses of the combustion process we call exhaust) to flow through. They're called valves. They (and the rest of the parts of the valve train) need to be covered to keep the internals of your engine from getting contaminated. We use things called valve covers to do this.

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Ok, here's a little hit to the people who've painted theirs. These cam covers(not valve covers) are made of magnesium. Painting them will look good for a few months, but magnesium is a very porus metal, and painting them will result in very short term results. The paint will eventually start flaking off after several months. Powder coating gives much better results. The painted covers look good now, but will go to crap soon. I have been through this with mine, and after researching why the flaking happened, i learned that you either have to plate them or powder coat them.
Bingo. The only bad thing is they have pockets in them that will bubble up when you powder coat them from oil getting into them during use!

I finally threw mine on, they look great! Just need to get my Canton Tanks and STB back from the powder coater!


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the blue ones look bad ***.
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Are those the NEW Saleen Fuel Rails?
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Are those the NEW Saleen Fuel Rails?
Haha no way I would pay that much, they are the Fore rails (Fore makes the Saleen rails). Don't care for badging/branding on my car. Let's take a pole, leave em as is or swap em for some black rails. I'm torn!
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Haha no way I would pay that much, they are the Fore rails. Let's take a pole, leave em as is or swap em for some black ones. I'm torn!
Switch them for black ones and sell those to me for supa cheap!

But honestly, I think Black would look better. They are going to look out of place if you are getting your aluminum tanks pc'd. It will be the only aluminum showing and kinda strange.... :/
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Partial part numbers/names from the S197 Service manual, re: valve cover r&r.

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4 6582 RH valve cover
5 6C519 RH valve cover bolt
6 6584 RH valve cover gasket

Cam covers? Really? Ford doesn't seem to think so. And "ignorant"? C'mon. Now, I don't know how much you know about cars (obviously not much), but underneath that cam, beyond the followers you have these things that open and close the combustion chamber in the engine allowing air and fuel (and the waste gasses of the combustion process we call exhaust) to flow through. They're called valves. They (and the rest of the parts of the valve train) need to be covered to keep the internals of your engine from getting contaminated. We use things called valve covers to do this.
Sorry I completely missed your post...

WOW AMAZING!!! Nope, you're right. I know nothing about cars along with everyone else that talks about these things in a logical sense... I also didn't realize that the CAM COVERS on the 3V SOHC dirrectly covers the CAMSHAFTs. I also didn't know that some even call "valve" covers Rocker Arm Covers or Valve Rocker Arm Covers when they are directly covering rocker arms. But wait, oh yeah, I don't know anything... Nice job....

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http://www.steeda.com/images/cam_covers_575.jpg <-Notice the name of the pic...
http://www.buyfordracing.com/shop/pr...id=583cPath=85

OH AND LET'S NOT FORGET HOW IGNORANT AND UNKNOWING AS FRPP THEMSELVES!!! http://www.fordracingparts.com/parts...tKeyField=9042


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Haha no way I would pay that much, they are the Fore rails (Fore makes the Saleen rails). Don't care for badging/branding on my car. Let's take a pole, leave em as is or swap em for some black rails. I'm torn!

Black all the way and then get me those measurements
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