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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-29-2010, 11:53 AM Thread Starter
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New Holman-Moody Valve Covers

I finally broke down and bought a set of the new HM valve covers for my sbf, however the finish of the cast aluminum is a little rougher then I expected. Looks to me like they will really want to soak up any grease, oil, grime, ect. and was wondering what you guys think would be the best way to coat these to keep them looking fresh? I'd like to maintain the as cast color if at all possible. My first thought was an automotive grade satin clear with hardner. 'Preciate any ideas. Thanks.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-29-2010, 12:01 PM
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I suppose you could clear coat them, but then you'll be worrying about chips in the clear.


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Those are sweet, still debating between those and a stock set welded up with oil fill extensions like the T/A cars as that's the look I'm going for.
My current alum. VC will be clear powder coated shortly mostly for ease of cleaning.
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Those are pretty sweet. I need a set of vc myself but I need tall ones the clear roller rockers. Engine builder cut splash shields out the though oil everywhere above 3000rpm.


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Depends on the design. Last week I pulled a stock low-profile valve cover off a 289HP engine, and discovered a set of full roller rockers. Very surprising, I'd have bet a beer there's no way it could be done.

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I have the cobra dress up kit valve covers with black crinkle finish and they would not clear. I think I m going to get the taller ones that are just aluminum finish from Tony Branda and see if they will clear. They still look kind of stock.


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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-30-2010, 12:41 AM
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Depending on how the baffles are attached you might be able to mod your own baffles that will clear roller rockers possibly, I did it here:
VC baffle mod for roller rockers
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-30-2010, 08:38 AM Thread Starter
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These HM covers will clear stock roller rockers as they are taller then stock. But back to topic, whats the best way to protect them?
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