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Does anybody know a place I could get chrome valve covers for a 3.8 n/a. I might put them on whenever I get around to the valve cover gaskets. They would be for a 96 Tbird, so I need all the bolts in the same place as they are now so everything will match up evenly.

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Does anybody know a place I could get chrome valve covers for a 3.8 n/a. I might put them on whenever I get around to the valve cover gaskets. They would be for a 96 Tbird, so I need all the bolts in the same place as they are now so everything will match up evenly.

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i would call a couple places.
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Does anybody know a place I could get chrome valve covers for a 3.8 n/a. I might put them on whenever I get around to the valve cover gaskets. They would be for a 96 Tbird, so I need all the bolts in the same place as they are now so everything will match up evenly.

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why not powdercoat them???

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i think mine were plastic. can you coat them?

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there is a chroming process for plastic now. don't know how pricey it is but it is possible
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Powder coating is okay but I want chrome. If I need to send them out to have them chromed, then forget it. What I want are "Chrome Valve Covers for a 96 3.8 Tbird)

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How about these??

http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku

Or these?

http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku

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i think mine were plastic. can you coat them?
My 3.8 valve covers look and feel like metal to me.

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if your valve covers are metal that can be powdercoated a chrome color... talk to 94onair. i just did some work for him using the single stage chrome powder... looks very good and resembles chrome very well....

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I think we decided that they were magnesium, actually.

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Does anybody know a place I could get chrome valve covers for a 3.8 n/a. I might put them on whenever I get around to the valve cover gaskets. They would be for a 96 Tbird, so I need all the bolts in the same place as they are now so everything will match up evenly.

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WHOA! HOLD UP. I HAVE A PACE PERFORMANCE CATALOG THAT HAS CHROME VALVE COVERS FOR YOU, ALTHOUGH I DON'T KNOW HOW GOOD THEY ARE. TRY THEIR WEBSITE AT PACEPERFORMANCE.COM. MAYBE THAT WILL GET THE BALL ROLLING.
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Caliboy, paceperformance.com is strictly for GM parts only. Thanks anyway though.

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Caliboy, paceperformance.com is strictly for GM parts only. Thanks anyway though.
HEY, NO IT'S NOT. YOU GOTTA DIG DEEPER. THERE SHOULD BE HUGHES PERFORMANCE HIGH STALL TORQUE CONVERTERS FOR YOUR CAR AND ALSO CHROME VALVE COVERS SOMEWHERE IN THAT MESS. IF ANYTHING ASK FOR A CATALOG. I KNOW IT SAYS GM PERFORMANCE PARTS BUT THEY CARRRY MORE THAN THAT. LIKE I SAID I'VE SEEN THEM IN THERE. CHECK IT OUT AGAIN IF YOU REALLY WANT THEM, ALRIGHT.
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Man BBK sure is proud of thiers aren't they!


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It looks that way, lol... I love this line on the description:

"These good looking valve covers are a great way to dress up your favorite Ford without breaking the bank."

Who's bank are they looking at, cause last I checked I didn't have 3 bills to throw at some stock chrome covers

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LOL Yep, and then to top it all off, they don't include a picture of the "good looking valve covers".


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Does anybody know a place I could get chrome valve covers for a 3.8 n/a. I might put them on whenever I get around to the valve cover gaskets. They would be for a 96 Tbird, so I need all the bolts in the same place as they are now so everything will match up evenly.

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Ok. Here's my final solution to your valve cover problem. Go check out TransDapt.com. They have custom valve covers there: sb ford, bb ford, V6, V8. If you can't get any there then I'm out of resources for that and you're probably just goin to have ta customize your own. Caliboy.

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guys, you can get a set from jegs. all you gotta do is put your baffles from the old ones on the new onese, and your good to go.
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there are no chrome valve covers offered for our cars. The ones that you are finding are for 88 and prior, which are a different design, and will not fit on the 89+ heads. BBK makes cast aluminum covers that look really nice, but you have to make your own baffles, or buy universal baffles and bolt them in. There are holes for the baffles to be bolted to on the BBK's. You can powder coat your valve covers, they are not plastic. Some of the early SC's were made of aluminum, all others are a magnesium alloy. Both of which can be powder coated, and the early aluminum ones can be polished. The nice thing about the BBK's is that they are taller. So if anyone here is in to performance, CompCams recently came out with roller rockers that are specifically designed for the 3.8/4.2 that are stud mounted and use a locking nut, which is too tall for the stock covers.
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my bad, i coulda sworn i had seen them for our year car in a jegs magazine awhile ago. i do remember the bbk ones. those looked nice, but overpriced.

and as always, i do reserve the right to be completely wrong.
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Red face bbk

Thomas is right. I just seen those bbk valve covers at brothers performance. U can get them in chrome for about $299 there or in aluminum w/ titanium powdercoat for $199. Stevinator does deserve the right to be completely wrong. What the heck is titanium powdercoat anyway? never really heard dat before. wtf.
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titanium powder coat is just the name of the color. powder coating is just a tempered melted plastic finish. very durable.
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