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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old Nov 16th, 14, 12:59 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys,

We are getting the final details finished up on our 454 and we are down to Valve covers and air-cleaner.

Can you all post some pictures of the underhood on you BBC cars? We are trying to decide between Fabricated Aluminum, or finned Aluminum. And Hilborn vs Bird Catcher for the top of the Tunnel Ram.

Also does anyone know of a backet and pulley kit that will fit this thing? We really like polished aluminum or painted, but would consider chrome as well. This isn't a show car, its a cruiser.

More than likely going to be running without a hood for a while.
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Hey guys,

We are getting the final details finished up on our 454 and we are down to Valve covers and air-cleaner.

Can you all post some pictures of the underhood on you BBC cars? We are trying to decide between Fabricated Aluminum, or finned Aluminum. And Hilborn vs Bird Catcher for the top of the Tunnel Ram.

Also does anyone know of a backet and pulley kit that will fit this thing? We really like polished aluminum or painted, but would consider chrome as well. This isn't a show car, its a cruiser.

More than likely going to be running without a hood for a while.
March system with powder coated nose covers.


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post #5 of 35 (permalink) Old Nov 17th, 14, 04:08 AM
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Here's my old one ...


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My personal favorite is a set of Corvette script fined valve covers.



Though I used to have these Cal Custom fined valve covers with the word Motion in the center of the square flat cast into the valve cover.



If you have a stud girdle with tall poly-locks on your rocker arm adjusters you can use a spacer under your favorite valve cover like I had on my 582.



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Dave,
I see the headers are wrapped, I did that on my Suzuki Hayabusa long ago. Did it help with temps?
Are you ever worried about a fire hazard if you somehow splash oil on it?
Just wondering......

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This is whats on there now...not a good pic though.

I also have moroso sheet metal ones but no pics of those...sorry.

'69 camaro, was orig SS 396 car.
original tranny & 12 bolt

Now:
568 ci, Merlin Pro block
Callies crank, Oliver rods
AFR CNC 325, Nash 5 speed, 9'' Ford 35 spline locker
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post #9 of 35 (permalink) Old Nov 18th, 14, 06:35 PM Thread Starter
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Great pictures

Thank you very much.

Keep them coming!
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Nothing too fancy. Billet Specialties.



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Plain Summit valve covers with etching, March serpentine system.

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Here's my old one ...

Steve, I was surprised to see you sold it.

I love that car.

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Don ... thanks for the kind words BUT ... hold on, car is not sold, just the motor / tranny / interior
Rebuilding it a 3rd time !!
Wait till you see whats in store this time... (:

Btw ... your engine/bay looks fantastic, very well executed with the 'clean' organized look

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This is whats on there now...not a good pic though.

I also have moroso sheet metal ones but no pics of those...sorry.
I really like the looks of this one. I think its close to what we are after and should fit into our budget.

Kendra (12y/o) Was looking through these and when I clicked on this picture she said "568! that awesome!". Here I though we were being cool building a 454 haha.
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Here's my old one ...

Steve that looks fantastic! We really like that look, but I think its beyond our budget. We really like the looks of the Black Chevrolet Valve covers.
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