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valve covers

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by PeteH, Oct 20, 2005.

  1. PeteH

    PeteH 1/2 ton status

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    ok..this mught b a dumb question:
    why do circle track car's valve covers have two breather tubes only on one side?
     
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    They only turn left, helps keep oil out of the breathers.
     
  3. PeteH

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    any problems running it on a stock motor or a motor thats alittle built? what bout crankcase gas building up in the one without a breather hole? and will the extra height on the covers create less oil getting to the internals(rockers springs and such)

    reason why i ask..i like the color of most of them on ebay. they match the moroso zinc coved pans.
     
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    I see you're in CA. Unless the vehicle the engine is in will be smog-exempt, you'll fail smog as soon as the inspector pops the hood. Open breathers are an emissions no-no...
     
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    You wont have prob.s re. the breather's on one side or with the oiling but Jarhead makes a good point about emissions. If your point is matching moroso zinc I think if you dig deeper in performance catalogs you can find some w/out being circle track style. I'll try and remember and check my library this eve. I'll post part #'s and manufactures if I find some.
     
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    i've got a 75 :P no emissions for me. :D
     
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    Hey Pete, I see your on, did you try the usual suspects like Jeg's or Summit?
     
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    erg the ones i'd want..from summit's... MOR-68366 ($113) ...tall with stock locations. or i could just buy good ole cheapies from ebay.. tall more box-like(sharper corners), circle track for like 25 bucks

    but on the other hand you get what u pay for.
     

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