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Old 12th June 2018, 08:15 PM   #1
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valve covers

Can anyone tell me what period correct looking valve covers I can fit with my current header setup? Wondering if I can fit Westlake or similar? Any and all options are appreciated as I do not like the current valve covers.
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Old 12th June 2018, 08:42 PM   #2
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Re: valve covers

Actually they are "Weslake", no "T". they should clear your headers OK.
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Old 13th June 2018, 10:13 PM   #3
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Re: valve covers

Well I am having new larger diameter headers made now, and I can clear any valve cover. I like black with raw raised fins, do you sell the weslake eagle, moody or like covers in black? I have 1.6 rockers.
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Old 13th June 2018, 10:34 PM   #4
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Re: valve covers

Nick, I have 1.6 shaft rockers with a .600 lift and no problem with clearance using the Gurney Weslake valve covers from Scott Calabro
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Old 14th June 2018, 07:23 AM   #5
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Re: valve covers

The Weslake heads fitted to the later 40`s were a different shape and the Weslake valve covers widely used on 40 replica`s these days did not exist in period as far as I can remember. The original earlier 40`s that I saw had plain steel rocker covers, Kev Farrington
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Old 14th June 2018, 10:19 AM   #6
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Re: valve covers

The real Gurney-Weslake heads were special castings and it's unlikely that their valve covers would fit a 289/302/351 head, though there are aftermarket covers with the Gurney Weslake logo cast-in which will fit. Info here:-
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Old 14th June 2018, 12:56 PM   #7
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Re: valve covers

I bought Holman-Moody covers for my car. They come gray with natural fin tops but you could call them about painting them with black. I also think they should be something period that set it apart from Cobra covers.
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Old 20th June 2018, 07:10 PM   #8
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Re: valve covers

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Where did you buy them and are they available now?
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Re: valve covers

I bought them from Holman and Moody. Here's the link: | Valve Covers | They are listed for $315/pair.

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