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Art & Inspiration new M/T valve covers?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by squirrel, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. brigrat
    Joined: Nov 9, 2007
    Posts: 5,355

    from Wa.St.

    The only ones I like, the rest are bellybuttons........................

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  2. indyjps
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
    Posts: 4,076


    Thats funny, I just read a Craigslist as today selling a pair or Gold Anodized Moroso's - the guy goes on and on about how they were the top of the line in the day and how rare they are never to be made again $100 sbc.
  3. I'd say they look just fine on my Anglia motor, it's had them since the late 60's
  4. 296 V8
    Joined: Sep 17, 2003
    Posts: 4,666

    296 V8
    from Nor~Cal

    I just got some nos sbf's in the 1965 box
  5. Muttley
    Joined: Nov 30, 2003
    Posts: 18,444


    I like them and have a set on my Comet, they are perfect for the late '60's look. I'm not sure there will be a huge demand for the re-pops though, there are just too many originals out there still.
  6. I have a pair of M/T 's on one of my engine stand motors and a set of gold Moroso's in the loft in the garage might use them on the wife's 77 Chevy shortbed when I get that into the shop and start the renewing process
  7. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
    Posts: 13,985

    Member Emeritus

    Any of you guys ever see a set that's been bolted to the table of a Bridgeport mill and had the ugly milled off? Can you spell BILLET? Out of the frying pan and into the fire:rolleyes::eek::D

  8. metalshapes
    Joined: Nov 18, 2002
    Posts: 10,703

    Tech Editor

    I dont like them on most V8's

    But I like the one I have on this.

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  9. newsomtravis
    Joined: Jun 1, 2009
    Posts: 562

    from pville, ca

    had trouble with a few sets of the originals leakign like a seive.....had to go out the way to find the thick gaskets to get em to stop.....not worth to effort, and the won`t be again, especially since, where are they made?
  10. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 47,823


    some of the originals (70s?) say japan on the inside, don't they?

    M/T covers look good hanging on the wall....I think that's where most of them are right now
  11. God, lets hope not!
  12. bfink55
    Joined: May 31, 2007
    Posts: 247

    from Turlock CA

    ive got a set that ive had on my truck for 20 years and i love'em.......mostly cuz im cheap (10 bucks at a garage sale) and i already have them
  13. t-rod
    Joined: Feb 7, 2009
    Posts: 423


    I polished up the pair that was on my '67 elky high school ride (20+ years ago, and they were old then) to put on my roadster. There's another pair hanging on the wall at my brother's place and I've got a pair of Dodge LA covers to clean up for Dad's 55 Lancer. Point is, they're everywhere. And, I like them.
  14. t-rod
    Joined: Feb 7, 2009
    Posts: 423


    M/T covers look good hanging on the wall....I think that's where most of them are right now

    Ha ha, you typed this just as I typed about the ones at my brothers place!
  15. Degenerate
    Joined: Aug 5, 2007
    Posts: 239

    from Indiana

    Bought a set of small block Ford M/T's recently off of craig's list for 30 bucks. Don't know if and when I will use them but I'm old enough to remember when it was the cool thing to have. I suspect the new ones are chinese.
  16. porkshop
    Joined: Jan 22, 2004
    Posts: 1,703

    from Clovis Ca

    Id love to find a mint set of gold moroso's For a small block Ford.....JOHN
  17. chevellelovermichael
    Joined: Jan 29, 2011
    Posts: 16

    from nampa,id

    love the m/t's. they don't often leak, that's why i swear by them. would not buy new one's though.

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  18. squirrel , sorry when i first read your post i thought you were complaining like seeing a pair of M/T's was a bad thing

    all i can say is if you guys who have them for sale in other parts of the country for 10-30 you should bring them to an ohio swap meet you wont go home with them

    i know this post is mainly concerning SBC's but if anyone has a some for 10-30 to fit an F/E or a olds or a cleveland pm me
  19. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 10,429

    Atwater Mike

    I had a pair for my Chrysler Hemi. My bud John Lyons milled the MT off, and grooved the surface, then alum-epoxied fins on there. It looked like a giant flathead!
    Everybodsy but one friend loved it. Tom hated it. He was a pal of Mickey Thompson's.
    (this was in 1982)
  20. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 7,693

    from Nebraska

    Squirrel, I'm going to assume you saw this on Facebook?

    If you follow DF's posts for the past day or two, it seems like a bit of a set-up.
    An old set of M/T covers were prepped for use on an engine he was building. On dyno day (today) there's a "massive" oil leak, then these NEW M/T covers appear and the dyno thrash is on.

    Seems to me like a way for Holley to market the new M/T covers vs. the old (and probably less expensive) valve covers that may or may not have a reputation for leaking.

    Another way an advertiser has crept into a tech article in HRM??
    Just my thoughts.... right or wrong. :)

  21. I like the M/T's for a 60's drag car persona and have a pair ready to go for the henry j, I also have a pair on the 41 truck. I like them, oh yeah the henry j will also sport a tunnel ram !
  22. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 47,823


    What???? That would NEVER happen!!!!
  23. Wow..I had no idea anyone like them. Back in '83 I built a 389 for my 56 pontiac and couldn't find a nice pair of valve covers to save my ass. I grudgingly paid 10 bux for a polished pair of M/Ts and ground the M/T letters off and placed a pair of 421 tags in the resulting flat spot...looked pretty good!
  24. ha ha...this engine isn't traditional for this site but it's the one in my 41, I even took off the black crinkle and sanded/polished by hand I like them so much ha ha

  25. Is that a Pinto? Did they make that valve cover for it or did you modify something. I like it!
  26. metalshapes
    Joined: Nov 18, 2002
    Posts: 10,703

    Tech Editor


    Its M/T cover for a Pinto 2.0

    I bought it off a buddy of mine so I could use a 2 litre Pinto in a Scottish built racecar I own.

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    I think its pretty rare, it was the first one I ever saw...

    Then a little while later I decided to build an other project
    ( very, very Off Topic for the HAMB, but I might do a Thread on it on the Dogfight Forum once its done ),
    and I found an other 2 litre engine that had one of these M/T covers on it.

    So I bought that one too...:D

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    And I found a cast aluminum cambelt cover to go with it, as well...


  27. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 28,419


    Kinda modern for this place true but for those guys building a mid sixties or early 70's ride who want it like they wanted one back in the day and couldn't afford it then they may be the hot lick. Remember all of those cars that we claim we don't look at or like at car shows because they are "too new" but still seem to have a huge following.

    They might not be for most of us but there are a bunch of supercar guys out there reading the same add and going "all right don't have to hunt for an old set now".
  28. That's very cool. I had a couple of the Spearco valve covers and belt covers back in the 60's. Got them direct from George Spears who also did the turbo on my 2.6 litre Capri in 74. Never did run the belt covers, always liked the look better without a cover.
  29. metalshapes
    Joined: Nov 18, 2002
    Posts: 10,703

    Tech Editor

    Yeah, the Cambelt cover is kinda gingerbread...

    But I like it because in that vehicle the upper belt pully is right there if you lean into the back of the car.

    I'll leave it open on the Racecar.

    BTW, M/T made a cambelt cover for the 2.0 Pinto as well.

    But I think those are as rare as rockinghorse shit.

    I've only ever seen a pic of one...
  30. metalshapes
    Joined: Nov 18, 2002
    Posts: 10,703

    Tech Editor

    That reminds me...

    I have a set for a SBC as well. :)

    Bought them at a swapmeet.

    I looked at them and told the seller " Damn, those are ugly"

    He said, "Yeah, I know... Thats why I'm selling them "

    We both thought that was pretty funny...

    So I payed the rediculously low price, and said " thats OK, I just need something to hold the oil in "

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