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Re: valve covers

Post by MrBurnedRubber » Tue 26. Jan 2010, 10:46

There is currently an auction on E.Bay for a 430 powered 1960 Thunderbird , (try search "110485441436") This Thunderbird has polished finned Aluminum Valve covers. Anyone knows what make these covers are ?
I'm also one of those looking for a set, and those shown in the auction pictures would be perfect for my setup.

See my 1960 430 powered Thunderbird convertible here:
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3216310

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Re: valve covers

Post by buddy67lincoln » Tue 26. Jan 2010, 11:41

MrBurnedRubber wrote:There is currently an auction on E.Bay for a 430 powered 1960 Thunderbird , (try search "110485441436") This Thunderbird has polished finned Aluminum Valve covers. Anyone knows what make these covers are ?
I'm also one of those looking for a set, and those shown in the auction pictures would be perfect for my setup.

See my 1960 430 powered Thunderbird convertible here:
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3216310

Best regards
Trond, Norway
Those may be the Big Block Chevy valve covers. There are adapters out to fit the BBC covers to your MEL. Those look pretty wide to be MEL covers so the adapter takes care of all that. That's more than likely what they are.

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Re: valve covers

Post by MrBurnedRubber » Tue 26. Jan 2010, 12:54

I'm not convinced that this is BBC covers , as BBC has 4 screws at the bottom row, and the top outer screws are almost 2 inches from the upper corners. These covers seems to have the boltholes in proper position right ?
These looks so nice, just what I'm trying to find.

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Re: valve covers

Post by buddy67lincoln » Tue 26. Jan 2010, 14:20

MrBurnedRubber wrote:I'm not convinced that this is BBC covers , as BBC has 4 screws at the bottom row, and the top outer screws are almost 2 inches from the upper corners. These covers seems to have the boltholes in proper position right ?
These looks so nice, just what I'm trying to find.

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Trond
It looked like some weird flanges in the corner you can see but not sure. I have not had the chance to compare the BBC to them yet. If they are MEL covers..they were custom made! Moon had some but they were more old school looking. There are photos floating around on the internet. I know someone on the HAMB made custom valve covers from scratch but not for the MEL. Let us know if anyone figures it out..they are nice!

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Re: valve covers

Post by MrBurnedRubber » Wed 27. Jan 2010, 10:38

The Valve covers in question is for sure the Moon valve covers. A survivor from the 1960's. Same covers as seen on the second posting in this topic, on the Maruder picture. The difference is that the maruder covers have painted the ribs red.

Chek back soon, there are some good news coming for those hunting for finned valvecovers. I will get back with more info on this in a few days.

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Re: valve covers

Post by buddy67lincoln » Wed 27. Jan 2010, 13:22

MrBurnedRubber wrote:The Valve covers in question is for sure the Moon valve covers. A survivor from the 1960's. Same covers as seen on the second posting in this topic, on the Maruder picture. The difference is that the maruder covers have painted the ribs red.

Chek back soon, there are some good news coming for those hunting for finned valvecovers. I will get back with more info on this in a few days.

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Trond
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3216310
Thats great news! I'd love a set vintage or not

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Re: valve covers

Post by MrBurnedRubber » Tue 2. Feb 2010, 10:02

Finally some real good news on Polished Finned Aluminum valve covers for the 430 (and similar) !

Would You like to buy a set of brand new Moon covers ? Yes Moon.
The nicest covers ever made for this engine.
Check out this link
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Re: valve covers

Post by fomoti » Fri 10. Dec 2010, 15:12

Slover's has the mel valve covers for both the 430-462 as well as the 368 in stock ready to ship!!! they are also releasing their new timing chai cover with out fuel pump mount for injectors Watch for injector manifold cumming soon and i included a picture of the 8 2V manifold as well. (818) 768-0155 ask for mike
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Re: valve covers

Post by fomoti » Fri 10. Dec 2010, 15:52

I forgot to mention that the 462 valve cover pictured above is the O.E. Style. they also have the racing valve cover that is raised and wider to fit their roller rockers they sell.
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Re: valve covers

Post by buddy67lincoln » Sat 11. Dec 2010, 11:20

WOW! Those look great. I can't wait to see them on an engine...someone has to post photos when they do!

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