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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Carb-Otto, Nov 15, 2006.
No, it was a foundry somewhere in Washington state. I'll try and find the info on it.
Did you have to "face" them in a mill to be sure they are flat and even at the mating surface? I hear this is a big problem with the 348/409 Offenhauser covers.
I would think you could make a fortune building valve covers that look like yours for any engine out there. I would sure be interested in some for my 348.
I agree on the Moons, they are TOO refined.
Take it anyway you want, just show us more cool stuff.
badass, i'd def run those
Holy shit man, that's just fucking GREAT! How much for the painted wood ones? Kidding
Killer Job man.....
And i said i'd never run anything aluminum on my nailhead.....
let us know when you have an extra set for sale...
super cool work...
Those valve covers are Finnish! Good job
Thanks for posting pics, I have some ideas in my pea-brain and now I have inspiration to make up some plugs...
For others with ideas, don't just be looking for industrial foundrys. There are artistic-type foundrys out there that make bronze sculptures that do VERY small runs like we'd be prone to do.
Also, if you find a fin design that you like on a part that is already made, you can copy them with brush on stuff called "Vultex", then cast them in resin and use them to "fin" a ordinary (easier to make) shape that already has the shrinkage figured to use as a plug.
There's a "how to" on this site http://www.fgci.com/ (gotta patronize local companys dontcha know).
How many sets can you get from the tool?
In my book you are the winner of tech week, great work
Did you use any special alloy or heat treatment?
That's some really beautiful work! I grew up next to a foundry, so I've played around with sand casting a little. If anyone wants to try it themselves, you might find this interesting.
OOPS I just realized Polara already suggested this
PLEASE say you will make some good Small Block Ford valve covers!!!
Yeah I know Moon and Cal Customs do them but they just dont look right.
PS, dude you HAVE to do SBF covers...........PLEASE.
Awesome! I hear tech week knocking... Here´s the winner!
http://www.hotrodcarbs.com/parts.php# how bout these olds covers?
wow awesome, i have an 401 nailhead i bought offenhauser valve covers for, but heck, i would sure love to run your valve covers
they look awesome... heck this inspired me to make some studebaker valve covers
i wanna buy a pair from u!
Shit I thought the wooden one was the casting at forst - killer work. Now THATS tech...!!
Now, how do we get ya to knock up some HEMI covers hehe ?
Great work and fantastic results ! Teck week has just started and you've got it nailed already.
For those of you considering making your own patterns for casting there are special rulers made that compensate for the shrinkage factor. The shrinkage is different for each type of metal being cast, ie aluminun, cast iron. bronze, ect. so you have to get the ruler for the specific metal being cast. I don't know just off hand where to get the rulers but any of the home casting sites should have the info available.
If anybody wants a special ruler, I can draw one with AutoCADand shrink it accordingly. Then I'll laser print it and send it to you. You glue it to a stick and cover with a couple coats of varnish. HAMB discount - free! Send me a P.M.
Great Finnish Tech as always!
Thanks for sharing!
My thoughts exactly.
Just to strenghten the need:
If you produce those for sale to the public...I will buy a set for my 364.
Now thats an Idea, great work !!
Outstanding work!! Thanks for this post. Very interesting and thought provoking.
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