Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Calgary, Canada
Re: LT-1 Finned Aluminum Valve Covers
Those are great pictures. I always thought they were supposed to be kind of dull. Most of the covers I see are shiny. To me this isn't right. I wonder if a light sand blasting would give them a good look. What do you think?
They are supposed to be dull, the finish is the same for 69-72? I have a 6,000 mile 70 LT1 engine and they are dull like my 69.
I have restored covers for customers before by lightly glass beading them and then using 000 steel wool to lightly go over the covers using some varsol or solvent, to make the glass beading finish go away. It works OK and looks close to original IMO.
If you want them perfect send them to Jerry MacNeish.
2002 Jerry Bickle Cavalier, 446" Small Block, Brodix Canted Valve, lenco 5 speed, 7.54 @ 180. mph,1.06 60', 2235 lbs for 2014. GM Canada Docs, Highly Optioned 69 RSZ28 , Hugger Orange, White Stripes, 42,000 mile survivor, owned since 1973.