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Old 03-08-2010, 09:20 PM
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Gauging interest in how many H2B'ers are interested in a low profile valve cover.

I know some of the newer kits dont require hood the hood to be spaced higher...But mine does, a few other I have built or help build do, and I know I have seen several others that need it.

Thus far, I am in the process of modifying a stock unit to gain the clearance required to eliminate the need for hood spacers (cutting the webbing may still be necessary). I am wondering what, if any, interest there is in this kind of part?

All my preliminary cuts have been made and pics will follow as to how much clearance should be gained.

Is there any specific requests for further modifications?? (pcv, location of oil fill, etc)

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Old 03-09-2010, 09:41 PM
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Any requests or input?
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Pictures?
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I am currently in the process of doing the same thing for a customer, its a lot of work...if its done correctly. I don't know what you are charging for it, but I hope you didn't under cut yourself. I'm thinking now I may as well have just built him a complete new valve cover similar to the B-Series Moroso. Fun, fun, fun :-)
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I am currently in the process of doing the same thing for a customer, its a lot of work...if its done correctly. I don't know what you are charging for it, but I hope you didn't under cut yourself. I'm thinking now I may as well have just built him a complete new valve cover similar to the B-Series Moroso. Fun, fun, fun :-)
building a new valve cover is probably the best idea. I chopped an h22 valve cover over a year ago but my welder said it wasn't 100% perfect and he didn't weld it for me so it currently sits somewhere in my shed.
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would probably be better if you do yours first and then have something to show
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interested...show pics
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Old 03-10-2010, 12:59 PM
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I have more pics in my flash drive that I will upload later.



and a guy in NorCal was talking about doing something like this but never came through.

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yea, F that
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Took a similar route...
Initial Cutting:

Template for coverplate:

Final squaring and finesse:

Template set in place to show idea of finished product:

And just for fun:
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entirely too much work. what did you do to cut it.
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Very interested in this... Willing to buy one of these asap!!!
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entirely too much work. what did you do to cut it.
1st cuts were with an air cutoff wheel...Waste of time.
2nd was with an Electric Grinder w/cutoff wheel...MUCH fast but slightly less controll.

Finished with table belt sander to square and smooth.

Already working on another method... Large bandsaw w/custom jig/feed.

Alum sheet came in today...so templates should turn into actual coverplates tonite/tomorrow...

I'll keep posted as soon as I get more.
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awww....I am cutting mine (customers) with the milling machine, and milling down the excess material needed to lower the height of the cover...then welding back together. I still think at some point I may make a cover from scratch for one of my duece-dueces.
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very intrested in a valve cover
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im interested in a valve cover to shut my dad up. he wont stop complaining about my hood sticking up and says it looks stupid.


also will this make enough room so we wont need the hood spacers?
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I have an extra VC and have been contemplating on doing this for a while, would like to see this when it's done! Makes me want to do mine
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hows about using a band saw? sounds like a good solution for the cut?
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The band saw is for sure the better idea...
Still aquiring the large tools to make better turn around time.

On a similar note, my Tig guy fell thru... 1 delay after another. LOL
Still trying to get at least 1 finished by Saturday.
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heres the one I am working on, need to hot tank and bead blast it before I do anymore welding on it...it is uber contaminated, never had any valve cover weld this bad :-(
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heres the one I am working on, need to hot tank and bead blast it before I do anymore welding on it...it is uber contaminated, never had any valve cover weld this bad :-(
IMO, never beed blast aluminium if you're going to weld it, the glass impregnates into the alloy.

Also, 90% of valve covers i've welded are a really low grade of alloy, mostly bottom of the bucket stuff that's high magnesium content
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Cant wait for my valve cover!
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I too have done a couple of these...I mill the top down and weld a flat sheet of aluminum on the top and a new low profile oil fill cap. Here are a couple pix of one I'm working on now. I'm also curious as to what others are charging?


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curious as well
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