Fabricated sheet metal valve covers

Magnum Engine Swaps

  1. RAVano

    RAVano Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone run these fabricated valve covers on their magnum engine? Long story short, I bought a set of fabricated LA valve covers because the breather holes and baffles are already there opposed to the fabricated magnum ones. Well the LA ones hit the alternator (factory serpentine setup) therefore the bolt holes dont line up. Has anyone successfully run these valve covers with factory serpentine set up?
     
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    • Bobzilla

      Bobzilla Well-Known Member

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      Which one? Can you post a picture of the area where it rubs?
      I assume you are talking about the LA style that does not have a visible flange and uses long bolts?
       
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      RAVano Well-Known Member

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      Correct. Just like these Screenshot_20200113-170518_eBay.jpg
       
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      I noticed that the Magnum ones have a "cut out" right where the interference is but no breather holes or baffles.
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      If you are running a magnum alternator those valve covers don't clear it
       
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      IF you cut a section off the back of the alternator backing, remove the protector for the terminal, and run no gasket just rtv you can get just enough room

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      In hindsight I should have just welded in a notch on the valve cover
       
    • RustyRatRod

      RustyRatRod Bla de blizhibliz de blatde blizi bla bla FABO Gold Member

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      Maybe @CudaChick1968 will chime in. She knows all about those........and most of them are total crap.
       
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      • CudaChick1968

        CudaChick1968 The Mistress of Metal FABO Gold Member FABO Vendor

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        I don't have any input to those particular covers shown above (but hacking on them or your alternator to make them fit sure seems like a PITA).

        All but two sets of fabbed covers to cross my bench in 14 years were returned to the manufacturers before any work started because light showed through the welds. They're cheap ... and fugly IMO.
         
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