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Old 09-23-07, 01:16PM   #1
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Default CV-1/moroso valve cover mods

some have asked for the procedure to modify the moroso 68040 valve covers to fit the CV-1 heads. heres the way i did it-

pic #1-
use hacksaw to cut 2" slice on both intake side bolt scallops. use die grinder to remove bolt boss.

pic #2, #3-
support cover on flat surface allowing rail to hang over edge, then use hammer and piece of wood to bend flaps down. flatten overlap to match surrounding cover wall.

pic #4-
use quick set epoxy (i used jb weld quik) to seal up slot and flange. this stuff sets up in about 5 minutes so when it gets to a putty like consistency, you can shape the flange plug to match the rail surface.

pic #5-
use hand file to dress down any high spots on flange rail. rough up surrounding intake flange rail to enhance silicone adhesion in this area. run bead of silicone around perimeter of rail and affix gasket. allow silicone to cure before installation.

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ill be testing this cover for leaks without replacing the 2 intake flange holes.

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Old 09-23-07, 05:41PM   #2
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That looks easy enough to do.
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Old 09-23-07, 06:43PM   #3
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So there are NO bolts on the intake side of the valve covers for these heads?
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Old 09-23-07, 06:49PM   #4
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So basically, If I were having someone build sheetmetal valvecovers using the 351C/Boss 302 valvecover araingement...I'd just have them omit the 2 upper valvecover bolt bosses entirely? Seems like it would lead to leakage...pretty long span...maybe just use a thicker rail. HMMM, will be anxious to hear how that one works after some useage and heat/cool cycles. Thanks for the info Jim.
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Old 09-23-07, 08:54PM   #5
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So there are NO bolts on the intake side of the valve covers for these heads?

the CV-1 does have 2 bolts on the intake flange that are relocated from the 68040 positions. if upcoming testing shows the bolts are needed, then a separate procedure will add them.

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Old 09-23-07, 11:08PM   #6
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Question Now a person has to modify a set of stock covers?

Why didn't you just use the 351C cover locations to match the design of the 351C head modified for Pontiac use.
These started out as a Street head and priced way under the other high flowing heads on the market. And with a lot of great mods and ideas.

Why make it that people have to buy a set of $400 billet covers instead of a set of $20 Chinese tall chrome covers?
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Old 09-24-07, 01:11AM   #7
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pdude,
pontiac's eiie CV-1 rocker arrangement wont clear the ford eiei cover. the bolt bosses flattened out in the above procedure are required to give the needed rocker clearance.
i certainly hope that custom covers arent $400. im not at liberty to quote mark strelka's prices, but i believe he has an entry level cover for less than $400.

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Old 09-24-07, 02:25AM   #8
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I see that the most recent post about Roland's VC-1 transparent-top covers for these heads say "Fall '07 Release". Any update on the availability-date of these? I assume they use all of the heads' cover fastener locations?
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pdude,
pontiac's eiie CV-1 rocker arrangement wont clear the ford eiei cover. the bolt bosses flattened out in the above procedure are required to give the needed rocker clearance.
i certainly hope that custom covers arent $400. im not at liberty to quote mark strelka's prices, but i believe he has an entry level cover for less than $400.

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The trouble is that with recent posts about getting covers from that source a lot of people won't be using him. Waiting a year or never getting a set for covers just doesn't get it done when ya have your heads ready to go. And Having hung quite a few people out to dry.
That sorta limits the availability of covers attainable?
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I understand there may not be much oil sitting at the top of the valve cover but not having those 2 bolts is cause for concern especialy when the next 2 bolts are not in line.
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unfortunately, the strelka family has succumbed to health issues. my thoughts and prayers go out for their speedy recovery.
therefore i find it necessary to implement the valve cover contingency program. roland racing will be offering billet valve covers for the new cv-1 heads at the time of availability. target pricing will be $250 - $275/pr. they will be a no frills utility cover for the initial runs of CV-1 production.
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unfortunately, the strelka family has succumbed to health issues. my thoughts and prayers go out for their speedy recovery.
therefore i find it necessary to implement the valve cover contingency program. roland racing will be offering billet valve covers for the new cv-1 heads at the time of availability. target pricing will be $250 - $275/pr. they will be a no frills utility cover for the initial runs of CV-1 production.
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That's fantastic and the price is right too. That's affordable Jim.
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When you say...roland racing will be offering billet valve covers for $250 - $275/pr. they will be a no frills utility cover....The "no frills utility part seems to cloud thing a little. Any pics to give us some kind of idea what they will look like? I realize they won't be jewels...but a "utility cover sounds......ummmm....ugly. If a chap was to polish the "Utility Covers" up to a mirror finish, It wouldn't be the same as...say....polishing a turd, would it?
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When you say...roland racing will be offering billet valve covers for $250 - $275/pr. they will be a no frills utility cover....The "no frills utility part seems to cloud thing a little. Any pics to give us some kind of idea what they will look like? I realize they won't be jewels...but a "utility cover sounds......ummmm....ugly. If a chap was to polish the "Utility Covers" up to a mirror finish, It wouldn't be the same as...say....polishing a turd, would it?
I think what he's trying to tell you basicly is no in-graving. It's not a
big deal getting them polish.
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