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Old 07-02-2013, 11:49 AM   #1
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I was thinking the other day it'd be cool to have transparent valve covers.

after some googleing I found a place that makes them but they haven't made them for our engine yet. (4.6 3v)

I e-mailed them with some questions and it sounds good, though to get them to make them now It'd take the cost of 20 ($5000)

Now I think it'd be really cool but whoa $5k, so i was thinking if there was enough interest maybe several of us could work together to get some made.
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:54 AM   #2
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On second though can a mod move this to the more appropriate sub forum?
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Old 07-02-2013, 04:19 PM   #3
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Ummm. What?
Wouldn't the oil just make it hard to see. Also heat turn them opaque and be useless.
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Old 07-02-2013, 04:29 PM   #4
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The ones I've fund they say they run them on their daily driver cars and its fine

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Don't know about you but I think it'd be really cool to be able to pop the hood and see the cams spin.

but $5k, um yo 19 other people you out there?
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That would be really neat...not $5k neat. Maybe if they were the price of other valve covers.
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If I'm correct those are all pushrod motor covers? Do those have as much oil flow around the heads as our cars?

I imagine with the amount of oil the cams require it would fling it all over the covers and just coat the covers.
That's why our covers have baffles on the inside to prevent excess oil from being in the air and then dripping back onto the cam and causing drag. Same as the ones in the the oil pan
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well, $5k/20 = $250, that's not too bad for a set of really unique valve covers.
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That would be really neat...not $5k neat. Maybe if they were the price of other valve covers.
thats $5000 for 20
so $250 each so its in the normal range
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If I'm correct those are all pushrod motor covers? Do those have as much oil flow around the heads as our cars?

I imagine with the amount of oil the cams require it would fling it all over the covers and just coat the covers.
That's why our covers have baffles on the inside to prevent excess oil from being in the air and then dripping back onto the cam and causing drag. Same as the ones in the the oil pan
Well I'd be interested in finding out how well they can do it

the person I e-mailed said they can make them for any engine, and that they plan to make them for all engines but we're likely pretty far down the list.
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well, $5k/20 = $250, that's not too bad for a set of really unique valve covers.
I was thinking if we could find enough people interested, maybe have people send money via paypal to some account, then once it reaches $5000 get them to make them and then 20 of us could have some very cool valve covers
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I don't see heat being an issue, and with the oil being warm it should run off for the most part leaving the covers fairly clean as long as you keep up on your oil changes. I have a clear clutch cover on my motorcycle (most bikes use a wet clutch for those who don't know) and the only issue I have with that is if it sits for a while it will have condensation on it until its hot for a good 15-20 minutes. Check it out.





Still looks like new and it sees plenty of oil.
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So do ya'll think that 20 (or more) would be interested?
and what the best way of going about this would be?
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Not for me. thanks.
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It's very unique that's for sure, I think I'll hang onto my $250 though...lol

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It's a novel idea, but with the architecture of the car, I think that you wouldn't be able to see much, especially when running. I have seen some guys with diesel trucks with clear diff covers and it's pretty BA...especially after sitting for a while and the diff fluid drips down.
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I saw some clear-topped valve covers on some pro street car with a BBC on something like Hot Rod TV years back (a guy made some with Lexan tops or something), when the car was running all you could really see was oil. I can think of better ways to spend $250 too.
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