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Valve covers and intake.....polished or black wrinkle paint

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  • Valve covers and intake.....polished or black wrinkle paint

    Finishing up the motor.....valve covers and intake.....polish them and seal them, or black wrinkle paint?

    then the second question....tall valve covers, or a spacer under the stockers.....



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    1988 Cruisers Rogue 2420 -VP 290 DP now powered by custom 468 - http://forums.iboats.com/forum/owner...988-rogue-2420

    Past Boats
    1970 Wooster Hellion - Merc 9.8
    2002 SeaRay 190BR - 5.0 - A1G2 - "Cheasheads in Paradise"
    1984 Avanti 170DLI -3.0 stringer- "Ship Happens"

    What’s behind you doesn’t matter.Enzo Ferrari

  • #2
    Stock ones will emphasize the intake manifold making it appear higher.......... the high covers will make up for the intake and the entire motor will look larger.

    If there is an increased oil pan and increased oil capacity I would go with the higher ones otherwise I would keep the lower ones to help with oil return.
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    • #3
      For finish I prefer the polished look. I think the crinkle look is neat but polished is more classy/hot rod in my opinion. I agree with Bob on the valve covers.
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      Dave
      Elizabethton Tennessee

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      • #4
        polished and tall valve covers. IMO

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        • #5
          Yup - I like the polished look too on valve covers.
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          • #6
            The Admiral wants polished as well......guess I know what I am doing the next few evenings.

            The taller Eddie Marine valve covers are for clearance of a rocker stud girdle. if I had a bigger motor, blower and dry exhaust, I would need the clearance. since the internals are forged and the CR is about 9.5:1, I could always drop on a small blower..........and proceed to shred the drive

            Stock valve covers would need a 3/8" spacer to have adequate room for the existing rockers. the rocker locks currently hit the underside of the covers.

            1988 Cruisers Rogue 2420 -VP 290 DP now powered by custom 468 - http://forums.iboats.com/forum/owner...988-rogue-2420

            Past Boats
            1970 Wooster Hellion - Merc 9.8
            2002 SeaRay 190BR - 5.0 - A1G2 - "Cheasheads in Paradise"
            1984 Avanti 170DLI -3.0 stringer- "Ship Happens"

            What’s behind you doesn’t matter.Enzo Ferrari

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            • #7
              Could match the valve covers to the block and then do the manifolds polished ... with the chrome lookin' spark plug wires. I think it's the black that I don't like for the covers. Front looks good.
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              • #8
                manifolds are already wrinkle black with polished stainless elbows.
                1988 Cruisers Rogue 2420 -VP 290 DP now powered by custom 468 - http://forums.iboats.com/forum/owner...988-rogue-2420

                Past Boats
                1970 Wooster Hellion - Merc 9.8
                2002 SeaRay 190BR - 5.0 - A1G2 - "Cheasheads in Paradise"
                1984 Avanti 170DLI -3.0 stringer- "Ship Happens"

                What’s behind you doesn’t matter.Enzo Ferrari

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                • #9
                  Unless you have the ability to bake the wrinkle finish, it will eventually start flaking off and it is so important to make sure that cover is 110% clean if you are going to spray yourself.

                  Polished bright chrome is always classy and fits in with most projects.

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                  • #10
                    The admiral hates that i stink up the house baking parts.......
                    1988 Cruisers Rogue 2420 -VP 290 DP now powered by custom 468 - http://forums.iboats.com/forum/owner...988-rogue-2420

                    Past Boats
                    1970 Wooster Hellion - Merc 9.8
                    2002 SeaRay 190BR - 5.0 - A1G2 - "Cheasheads in Paradise"
                    1984 Avanti 170DLI -3.0 stringer- "Ship Happens"

                    What’s behind you doesn’t matter.Enzo Ferrari

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                    • #11
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                      ok, so spent $100 at harbor freight to get an electric die grinder, a speed control, a polishing kit, etc......the die grinder lasted under 120 seconds. it started to smoke 20 seconds after I turned on the switch. have some spectacular video of smoke pouring out...

                      what $100 at harbor freight looks like (with a 20% off coupon)



                      first pass at cleaning up the valve cover


                      cleaning up the intake



                      Attached Files
                      1988 Cruisers Rogue 2420 -VP 290 DP now powered by custom 468 - http://forums.iboats.com/forum/owner...988-rogue-2420

                      Past Boats
                      1970 Wooster Hellion - Merc 9.8
                      2002 SeaRay 190BR - 5.0 - A1G2 - "Cheasheads in Paradise"
                      1984 Avanti 170DLI -3.0 stringer- "Ship Happens"

                      What’s behind you doesn’t matter.Enzo Ferrari

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