did this valve cover exist?

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  1. pishta

    pishta I know I'm right....

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    or was it only a 1959 press release pencil drawing?
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    OUTLAW Master of All Mopars

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    LOOKS ALOT LIKE THE ONE i HAD ON MY 60 VALIANT/LANCER
     
  3. pishta

    pishta I know I'm right....

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    I got a 60 motor and the valve cover doesnt look like that, maybe a later cover though. would like to find one
     
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    nm9stheham Well-Known Member

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    I have spotted a few wrong things in the illustrations in my FSM.... like almost zero deck height on the pistons in a cross section illustration.
     
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    I don't think it ever made production. It would have to have a different head to mate to.

    What you all have seen , touched or owned is one of two early and late valve covers ever in production. Not counting aftermarket valve covers.
     
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    vntned Well-Known Member

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    There's a 1959 Chrysler tech video where the talk about the "new" slant six engine. The one they have on the stand even has a generator on it! It's somewhere on YouTube. Definitely worth the watch!
     
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    RustyRatRod 30 Degrees Outta Whack FABO Gold Member

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    Don't forget there are different versions of the slant six in other countries. Argentina for example, got a really badass closed chamber quench head.
     
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    kesteb Well-Known Member

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    Actually that Argentinian head, that was floating around on slantsix.org, was a specially welded up version for one of there racing classes. Nicely done, but not a production piece.
     
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    If you say so.
     
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    RustyPlymouth Well-Known Member

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    the one you are thinking of was done up for Bonneville. the Argentinian head was bought buy someone on .org from somewhere in Argentina. the Bonneville head had a normal oval shaped chamber. the Argentinian head had a heart shaped chamber. two completely different heads.
     
  11. pishta

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    so Outlaw, you remember that cover? Was is curved at the bottom like that one? I know I got an early head as it doesnt have the alternator bolt boss on the waterneck area, totally smooth. And its flat on the bottom rail above the spark plugs. I guess preproduction mock ups and assembly line pieces get changed all the time.
     
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    I knew it was a factory head, but I was not going to argue. Thanks.
     
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    If you enlarge that picture, you can clearly see the head is not curved with the valve cover. Where the valve cover is curved, the head is straight, so I think maybe that cover did exist.
     
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