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Old 10-13-2009, 05:54 PM   #61
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Originally Posted by Boozshey View Post
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.... :/
Haha sorry man they are already promised to someone if they come off! Good point on the tanks though! I when they had a polished version, oh well.

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Black all the way and then get me those measurements
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Old 10-17-2009, 10:19 PM   #62
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Originally Posted by Kotobuki View Post
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.
"Cam covers? Really?" Um, you rode the short bus to school, didn't you? Valve covers would be the main term for persons of your intellect. Knowledge of cars means nothing here, but knowledge of engines does. You appear to know nothing about cars or engines since you refer only to overhead cam engines. Overhead cam engines use what are referred to as cam covers. Pushrod type overhead valve engines use valve covers. They are also correctly referred to as rocker box covers on overhead valve engines. (Using your ignorant analogy, that would be because they cover those little things called rockers, which transfer the movement of the pushrods through the rockers to the valves to open and close them.) Would that service manual be the one that you bought at your local auto parts store, the one with the Crayolas?

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Old 10-17-2009, 10:25 PM   #63
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Originally Posted by Boozshey View Post
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.... <-Notice the name of the pic...


Incase you didn't know, ignorant is exactly what you would be. It's an educated word, I know it's big and not heard a lot and sometimes those that rode the short bus consider it to be an insult and aren't use to such words. But I insure you that it's no derogatory. It's merely a word to describe someone not knowing something.
Main Entry: igˇnoˇrant
Pronunciation: \ˈig-n(ə-)rənt\
Function: adjective
Date: 14th century
1 a : destitute of knowledge or education ; also : lacking knowledge or comprehension of the thing specified b : resulting from or showing lack of knowledge or intelligence
2 : unaware, uninformed

Maybe you should stick to the toys...
+1. Booz, I know you knew, I put that for the people who may not. The car looks great as usual by the way! Some times you can't tell `em anything at all...........

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Yeah notice he never came back...

Thanks for the compliment... Just trying to keep up with you... Gotta a lot of parts stock piling right now for when I get home... Should be good times...
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Old 10-17-2009, 10:53 PM   #65
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Default awful lot of debate for just posting pics of valve covers (cam covers)

I actually meant debate on the "ricer" comments anyway.....carry on guys and get it back on track....

Lets leave all the ricer comments out of this thread from here on out....thanks

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I just cant decide on a color. The car is black and white and well....Ill snap a picture of the engine and please give me your honest opinion on a color.

Also...Do yall install these yourselves? Just a new gasket right? I havent played with Camalve covers in quite sometime...
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You don't have to replace the gasket if its not damaged.

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can anyone please tell me what airbrush paint i need to use on the valve covers??? i know that it gets super hot and that's not good for the paint, but i'm not sure what to do about it...please help thank you
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Originally Posted by EagleStroker View Post
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!
The biggest issue is when powder-coating porous materials is prep, second is specifying the correct powder.

Porous materials collect a lot of crap (technical term) sub-surface. When they hit the 400 degree oven the "crap" out-gasses and ruins the powder finish. Sometimes the damage doesn't show up until the powder peels away.

In my day (maybe 10 years ago) I was careful to specify Urethane powder for use on parts that would see any chemicals/oils/etc over it's life. I would never specify Polyester (most common) or Epoxy (least common). Polyester is not chemical resistant and Epoxy is not UV stable.
Maybe new powders have been invented in the past 10 years? IDK.
Anyone have any recent experience with specifying powders?
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