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dhearn
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From: Owenton Ky,USA
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 07-29-2002 05:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dhearn   Click Here to Email dhearn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anybody sell TALL cobra valve covers?????

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mellowyellow
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From: So. Fl.
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posted 07-29-2002 08:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tony branda does but they don't look that great. They have an unsightly circle for a breather cutout. Scott Drake/Pro products had made some Cobras with different baffling to handle larger rockers. I made spacers out of 3/8 billet alluminum. Traced a cover on them and cut out the size of gaskets with a HD sabre saw. Took a full afternoon. A gasket top and bottom gave me a 1/2" spacer. I used contact cement on the bottom gasket and they are still on the engine which is now on a stand.

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Robert K
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From: Nashville, TN
Registered: Apr 2000

posted 07-30-2002 08:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert K   Click Here to Email Robert K     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I personally like the Canton "no name" aluminum covers that Mustangs Plus sells. I've got them on our convertible and they look great. They even have provisions for baffles which are oh so important

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mellowyellow
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posted 07-30-2002 08:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The new release Cobras that I have with the spacers have very adequate baffling. I originally used the spacers with early HI-Po covers with modified baffling. No good as it allowed oil to be sucked through PVC. The new covers by Scott Drake may allow use of larger rockers. But the spacers allowed me to have a period correct look that many people like.

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JAAZZY
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From: Bay Area, CA
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 07-30-2002 04:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JAAZZY     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I decided I didn't like the tall covers partly because I was told by the guy at Branda that they might not clear some applications. My rockers hit the baffles so I removed the baffling and ended up sucking oil. Even without baffling they were so close to the cover that it looked like they would hit. I decided to buy a new regular baffled cobra set with a 1" spacer from Branda. I have aluminum heads and it matches the heads well. If I didn't I would have just sprayed it to match the block. No more oil in the PCV.

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Shelbyman
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From: Huntington Beach
Registered: Nov 2001

posted 08-03-2002 08:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Shelbyman   Click Here to Email Shelbyman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
At SAAC 27 I noticed that a lot of the high $$$ race cars had the Shelby open letter covers with the 1" spacer welded on. It looked very cool.
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kcode
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From: alvaton,ky,usa Suburb of Bowling Green, M&M #79, MCA #29208
Registered: Jun 99

posted 08-03-2002 10:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kcode   Click Here to Email kcode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Summit or Jegs sells the aluminum 1" spacers for about $100 a pair.

Mike

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