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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-30-2002, 07:21 AM Thread Starter
 
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anyone know where to get chrom valve covers for a 3.8?
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has anyone ever tried these? they look pretty nice...but do they fit? really good price too...
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well it says they fit ford 3.8 from 80 something up so I'd assume so...they look right.
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im also doing roller rockers too...sorry forgot to mention that
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By the way the PVC is positioned I doubt it will fit under the intake tube. You will have to route some new lines from both sides.

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SUCK! Some chrome valve covers would be cool. Would the factory ones stand the heat of getting them chrome powder coated? I think they cook 'em in 450o fareinheit ovens.
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still looking...no avail so far.
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SUCK! Some chrome valve covers would be cool. Would the factory ones stand the heat of getting them chrome powder coated? I think they cook 'em in 450o fareinheit ovens.
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Yes, our valve covers will withstand the temp of powdercoating. Magnesium melts at around 1100-1200, far above the PC temps of 350-400.

Here's an example of "chrome" powder. Except for the black parts, all parts have been clear powder coated also. It's necessary for the clear because the chrome won't do very well in the long run around chemicals.

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post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-08-2002, 03:54 PM
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not too chrome but it looks pretty good...jet hot coating is the closest i've seen to chrome...too bad its so damn expensive
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post #12 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-08-2002, 10:34 PM
 
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uhhhh question... what the hell is that anyways? is it a water pump or what the heck lol
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I'm pretty sure its the SC Supercharger
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oh wow.... i didn't know what the damn thing looked like by itself.... hah i am a smart one. I was arguing with my friend about this earlier but, isn't the SC a blower and not really a SC because it is a root's type? Cause that's what he was saying and i said it's still a super charger.... he says "you can intercool a SC, you can't intercool what's on the supercoupe's"
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not too chrome but it looks pretty good...jet hot coating is the closest i've seen to chrome...too bad its so damn expensive
Thanks. It has a neat look to it in person, the pics don't do it justice. Kind of looks like clear anodized aluminum.

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oh wow.... i didn't know what the damn thing looked like by itself.... hah i am a smart one. I was arguing with my friend about this earlier but, isn't the SC a blower and not really a SC because it is a root's type? Cause that's what he was saying and i said it's still a super charger.... he says "you can intercool a SC, you can't intercool what's on the supercoupe's"
A "blower" is any belt-driven unit, be it Roots or Paxton or Vortech or...they can all be intercooled. Super Coupes are intercooled from the factory.

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ahhh i see i see.... so there isn't any way to make the stock SC superchargers produce less boost than what they do? Don't they have a waste gate where it can be adjusted? Also, what are the specifics on the stock SC supercharger... like who makes it and what model/type is it, as much info as you can give me.... i wanna have something to back me up next time i get into an arguement about this :-D
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eaton makes the supercharger...you could get a custom larger pulley made for less boost...a motor with highly ported heads and intakes and free flowing exhaust will also result in less boost...
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i think weve wandered lol...
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yeah you think?
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Oh well we've wandered. Well how would it have to be a custom pulley? I mean wouldn't it just be a pulley that bolts on the same that's bigger? Cause then all you would have to do was change the belt size.... Doesn't sound too hard. But wait a minute, if that isn't too big of a deal then why hasn't anyone done it before? Sure you wouldn't be getting as much boost but it would still be one of the best bang's for the buck if you can find a supercharger off a SC for like 350 or so and bolt that bad boy on there with a larger pulley and new belt. You'd be getting like 50 horses from it... maybe a little less cause you're producing less boost but still.... I'd do it if it would work!!

Hey Jim, have you run your car yet?? Cause it looks like you've got yours set up almost exactly how i want mine.... all i'm missing really is the intake spacer, chip, and headers. (i don't really have a desire for a larger MAF) I dunno what my car run's in the 1/4 yet... but my day will come. When i get my tranny rebuilt it's gonna be a rebuild, j-mod, Mark VIII TC, and tranny cooler, so mine will be a lil different from yours
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