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Re: Valve cover recommendations [Re: mopardude318] #2700454
09/24/19 12:54 PM
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Originally Posted by mopardude318
Originally Posted by pittsburghracer
Found a picture but on this site it will probably be sideways


wow. what headers are those?



A good buddy of mine made them for me. The car was built originally for a small block engine and ran great but all my go fast parts are for big blocks. Between the extra bars, stock firewall and stock frame rail heads-up rules it made for a TIGHT fit.




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Edelbrock headed 408
6.143@110.85 mph
9.73@135.05 mph shifting at 6700 RPM
422 Indy headed small block
5.982@112.56 mph
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Re: Valve cover recommendations [Re: pittsburghracer] #2700469
09/24/19 01:50 PM
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I ran the same covers you have on your car on the cuda for 8 years with studs and zero issues. We used a 12 point nut and other than some minor clearancing for the nut had NO ISSUES. Had a set of Billet Fab ones as well and no issues other than the price. I inquired about the billet stuff but never got anything, even though I tried. We also have used 440 source ones, the blank undrilled ones and the original cast as Pittsburgh is showing and the later indy style ones. The Indy style ones require some clearancing around distributor as did the source ones.

Re: Valve cover recommendations [Re: boatracer572] #2702092
09/29/19 09:08 PM
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Originally Posted by boatracer572
Don, LA360...…. is the guy who I was talking about who has billet B1 covers


I have not had the time or the inclination to make any more sets. My day job and family life leaves me with very little in the way of spare time.

If I was to ever make any more, I'll put the word out on here


Alan Jones
Re: Valve cover recommendations [Re: LA360] #2702152
09/30/19 01:49 AM
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Originally Posted by LA360
Originally Posted by boatracer572
Don, LA360...…. is the guy who I was talking about who has billet B1 covers


I have not had the time or the inclination to make any more sets. My day job and family life leaves me with very little in the way of spare time.

If I was to ever make any more, I'll put the word out on here


Thanks Alan...

And thanks to everyone that replied in this thread..

Re: Valve cover recommendations [Re: Jeepmon] #2702153
09/30/19 02:05 AM
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didnt jegs or summit have b-1 valve covers for sale,cant remember which one,does anyone has the part number for those

Re: Valve cover recommendations [Re: 69b1dart] #2702155
09/30/19 05:04 AM
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I don't know if it will get you anywhere, but Harshman Auto does billet valve covers for Brett Miller. With a bit of interest, they might look at doing some B1 covers.
Billet covers are a bit of a pain in the butt for me, as they take so long to machine.


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Re: Valve cover recommendations [Re: LA360] #2703290
10/03/19 12:17 AM
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I am very happy with these I bought from Mancini. No leaks and they have a nice baffle under the hole as I run a PCV valve setup and its never sucked any oil at all and the PCV works great with them. Ron


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Re: Valve cover recommendations [Re: 383man] #2718296
11/22/19 02:09 AM
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I thought I should give an update as to what I found..

I called and spoke with Jeff Johnson asking about the quality of his valve covers... The main point of interest is 1/2" rails, where most of the others are 3/8". I asked about clearancing the rails to fit over the T&D rockers and still being able to use studs instead of bolts to hold the cover down... his answer was straight up NO... you can not use studs with his covers.. I then asked about cutting a groove for an O-ring seal, his answer again was NO... I then asked about lead time and cost and that persuaded me to look elsewhere.

I then called Williams Performance as asked about their covers... 3/8" rail and they are willing to clearance the inside of the rail to the maximum they feel comfortable with... which is .100" Then asked about lead time and cost... They can make the covers next day and the cost was almost 1/3 of the Johnson brand covers... So I ordered a new pair.

These are the same exact valve covers I've used on my B1-O heads, so I know the quality is very decent, they look pretty and now they are new..

Hope this helps anyone in the future that is looking for new valve covers.

Re: Valve cover recommendations [Re: Jeepmon] #2718321
11/22/19 10:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Jeepmon
I thought I should give an update as to what I found..

I called and spoke with Jeff Johnson asking about the quality of his valve covers... The main point of interest is 1/2" rails, where most of the others are 3/8". I asked about clearancing the rails to fit over the T&D rockers and still being able to use studs instead of bolts to hold the cover down... his answer was straight up NO... you can not use studs with his covers.. I then asked about cutting a groove for an O-ring seal, his answer again was NO... I then asked about lead time and cost and that persuaded me to look elsewhere.

I then called Williams Performance as asked about their covers... 3/8" rail and they are willing to clearance the inside of the rail to the maximum they feel comfortable with... which is .100" Then asked about lead time and cost... They can make the covers next day and the cost was almost 1/3 of the Johnson brand covers... So I ordered a new pair.

These are the same exact valve covers I've used on my B1-O heads, so I know the quality is very decent, they look pretty and now they are new..

Hope this helps anyone in the future that is looking for new valve covers.



just get the 440source fabbed ones


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Re: Valve cover recommendations [Re: n20mstr] #2720551
12/01/19 01:28 AM
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post a picture of your new ones.

Re: Valve cover recommendations [Re: demon440] #2720913
12/02/19 03:38 PM
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I have had very good luck with Williams oil pans and valve covers over the years on many applications. B1MC set

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Re: Valve cover recommendations [Re: Al_Alguire] #2744469
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Well I am anal as heck. I did not want sheet metal valve covers and hate the B1 cast covers - they supposedly don't fit B1MC heads anyway. Plus I wanted O-Rings.

This took WAY more time and effort than it it was worth, but like I said, I'm anal........... I now know how to make them if I ever make another set.

I have B1MC heads with the T&D 1.7 individual pair rockers. In order to clear the rockers, I had to offset the M/T covers 0.175". For good measure I ground on the cover just a bit, but that was not really necessary.



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Re: Valve cover recommendations [Re: markz528] #2744649
02/19/20 04:01 PM
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Very cool, nice work! More pics! : D



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