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    anyone running these? curious as to what kind of bolts they use, also how are they with leaks? i dont see a lip to grab the gasket like my cheapy chrome moroso's do. any problems with the finish? its just one of those "its too good to be true" deals for me...

    cant decide between:


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    the top ones look less busy with the bolts on the top, but then again... the bolts are on the top.
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    I took a look at a pair of their valve covers at their shop, thinking I might be able to have them engraved and save money over the custom made covers I get for the engines I build. There is no comparison, and I immediately rejected the idea. They have a much thinner flange, and the edges of the flange were very rough, no way they are going on anything with my name on it. I would encourage you to look at a set in person previous to buying.

    This is not an ad to buy a set of mine(I really don't sell them separately), but just for comparison purposes, here is a photo


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    I bought a set of valve covers that look very simular off ebay. They work fine, the rail on mine is thick. The only thing that you need to watch out for is they came with metric bolts! If i had to do it again, i would buy a good quality valve cover. In the end i had to spend more money and time fabing these with breathers, baffles, etc than it would have cost to just have a set made. They work fine for somebody on the cheap and do look good!

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    ive bought 2 sets of those procomp v/c, they work fine but use a thick cork or rubber gasket on em, the rails they claim are billet arent and they're always alil warped but seal up fine with a thicker gasket. they wont polish any better than they look in the pics too, not the greatest material but hey they stay lookin as nice as new tho! i like em and would buy more if needed. now the bolts they supply are shit, allens and theyre neither metric or standard, jus loose fitting pos's

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    Quote Originally Posted by IMPATIENT 1 View Post
    they wont polish any better than they look in the pics too
    I tried to polish mine and had the same problem, come to find out they are coated or annodized or somthing. The polishing shop had to send them out to get stripped before they could polish them. When i got them back, they were shinin good! Agian not sure if mine are the pro-comps but they were the ebay china special crap.

    I also use the thick rubber gaskets.

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    shaun that'll explain why i couldnt get mine to polish any better and stayed lookin new! lmao i didnt even think maybe they were coated with something, im guess'n you're right on the anodizing, has to be something like that cuz man i worked my ass off on em and best i could get was jus cleaner than they came in

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    Quote Originally Posted by ka0tyk View Post
    anyone running these? curious as to what kind of bolts they use, also how are they with leaks? i dont see a lip to grab the gasket like my cheapy chrome moroso's do. any problems with the finish? its just one of those "its too good to be true" deals for me...

    cant decide between:


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    the top ones look less busy with the bolts on the top, but then again... the bolts are on the top.


    I had the top set they leaked bad the first time I had the boat out. The hardware is cheap I broke a few of the allen heads. I would never buy them again they are junk.

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    Default procomp elec fabricated

    I also bought a set off of FleaBay. Mine had a pretty thick flange, wasn't warped, although a couple of friends had some that were. And mine polished out pretty nice!
    Maybe cuz they are on a Ford, that they don't leak!!
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    I bought mine from Summit and they have worked fine. When they were new, the valve covers made my blower look dull so I sent it in to be polished, when it came back the Valve covers looked dull. Mine were coated and had to be stripped prior to polishing but looked awesome when done.
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    welp decided to grab a set today. $75 new. we'll see how they do.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Swain View Post
    I had the top set they leaked bad the first time I had the boat out. The hardware is cheap I broke a few of the allen heads. I would never buy them again they are junk.
    I am runnin a set like the top ones. I changed out the bolts and put small flat washers and o-rings under the washers to keep them from leaking from under the bolts. Other than that they done the job.

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    picked em up today.

    i need a dooley scoop and a polished intake manifold now


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    Quote Originally Posted by ka0tyk View Post
    picked em up today.

    i need a dooley scoop and a polished intake manifold now

    I have an extra scoop if you are looking for one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ka0tyk View Post
    picked em up today.

    i need a dooley scoop and a polished intake manifold now

    Looks good, wish I could find a $75 set for a 455 olds.

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