Different looking valve covers

Magnum Engine Swaps

  1. RAVano

    RAVano Well-Known Member

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    In the market for valve covers and saw these. Does anyone know anything about these magnum valve covers? Someone recently had them for sale and I've never seen them anywhere in my search.
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    • CudaChick1968

      CudaChick1968 The Mistress of Metal FABO Gold Member FABO Vendor

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      None have crossed my bench yet. Welds look amateurish in the pics and there's no provision for baffle plates.
       
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      • pishta

        pishta I know I'm right....

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        Woman, you should see my welds.....ie. far worse! Those look like some weird Chrome version of the discontinued Wide body valve covers that had the bolts on the inboard side of the wall. Typical Chinese hand TIG welds.
         
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          Lol!!! The bolt towers look funky to me too.

          Craftsmanship has gone to crap.
           
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          • Oldmanmopar

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            Besides the breather hole being to far to the ends I think they look pretty good. One thing the critics above did not mention is They are not Magnum valve covers they are LA.

            The bolt towers are pretty nice . Looks as though finding bolts would be easy . Some of them take special studs or allen bolts and very expensive. The studs for the mopar style were $190.00

            And as far as baffles , I had to cut mine out and couldn't use them on the wide mopar covers. They hit the T&D rockers with high lift. My sheet metal covers were bought without breather hole to locate them where you want. I run breathers with the baffle built in no reason for built in baffles unless your running a PCV. The PCV is not needed when using a evac system which increases power with neg crank case pressure.

            The expensive sheet metal covers available without breather holes do not have a welded on 1/4 inch gasket flange. The are just bent over at the base and bend in when tightening. We had to modify thes so the wouldn't push the gasket out with new flanges. So after spending close to $250 we still had to make mant mods to use them.

            The covers pictures above look pretty solid at the base and have already been cut for W-2 W-5 and indy pushrod clearance. The last picture is the flange we cut out being fitted for pushrods. Note the fastener posts take allen bolts due to them being counter sunk. They suck We were going to add the tops to use standard hex bolts. We had to have bolts made for them. They are not available to use as they are sold at Fastenal.

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            • RAVano

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              It look as if you bolted the to a LA engine the mopar symbol would be upside down "3 bolts on bottom and 2 on top"
               
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              • I8NEMO

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                I like the simple Mopar logo in the center for sure. Can't remember where I got these Ersons but was all I had and need to sell. I have a set of un polished custom aluminum 340 covers too im not attached to if anyone's interested.
                 
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                BTW... Champ Pans makes nice aluminum sheet metal valve covers for Mopars.
                 
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                • toolmanmike

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                  Not a sale thread guys. Chat behind the scenes or start a sale thread. Thanks
                   
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                  Who is trying to sell anything? I don't see that . Only conversation on different style valve covers available. Mine are not for sale. They are long gone except for the sheet metal pair for my motor. Those are not for sale for any price.
                   
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                  Just noticed that. Well that sucks. Maybe it's a "W" for "Winner" or "What Up"
                   
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                    The Chinese aren't too swift sometimes.
                     
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                    • Dfr360cuda

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                      Or WRONG bolt pattern.
                       
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