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Technical WANTED - pix: hidden or unobtrusive valve cover breathers

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by atch, Mar 9, 2016.

  1. atch
    Joined: Sep 3, 2002
    Posts: 4,458


    While reading this thread about valve cover breathers I saw that 56sedandelivery stated "There are plenty of ways to make them hard to see, and not detract from the look".

    While I know that I'm not as savvy as many of you I have to admit that I don't think that I've ever seen any breathers that were hard to see or didn't detract.

    If you have any pix of them I'd like to see. At some time in the near future I would like to replace the factory sheet metal valve covers on Clarence's sbc with one of the finned aluminum sets I have. I don't want to cut into the fins so I'll have to put vent(s) and pcv into the side of the valve cover(s). This is a "new" style block with no provision for a road draft tube. I'm looking for any/all ideas or inspiration.

    The block is black and the intake is an aluminum Edlebrock performer with an Edlebrock carb sitting on it.

    Thanx in advance...
  2. wheeltramp brian
    Joined: Jun 11, 2010
    Posts: 985

    wheeltramp brian

    those are sweet good idea!
  3. zjerry
    Joined: Feb 11, 2013
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    Nice Looking..
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  4. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
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  5. chevyfordman
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
    Posts: 822


    I think this looks clean with the PCV valve. PICT1244.JPG
  6. Bandit Billy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2014
    Posts: 6,656

    Bandit Billy

    This was in Rodding USA issue 14, the builder used the fuel pump boss to access the block on a SBC, and made kind of a road draft tube to ventilate the motor in order to keep the valve covers virgin. Interesting oprion.
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  7. atch
    Joined: Sep 3, 2002
    Posts: 4,458


    Yes; interesting option. Might use that one someday. Won't work for this application unless I switch to an electric fuel pump though.
  8. atch
    Joined: Sep 3, 2002
    Posts: 4,458


    Anyone in the weekend crowd have any ideas/pix?
  9. One car I worked on had a 3/8" hose out of the back of each valve cover that went into a fitting in a boxed frame. Very discreet and nearly invisible but I haven't quite made up my mind on function
  10. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 13,641

    from oregon

    Define unobtrusive.

  11. atch
    Joined: Sep 3, 2002
    Posts: 4,458



    In my opinion I don't call these unobtrusive.

    Anyone have any pix of any that come off of the back of the valve cover and "disappear" behind the engine? Or memories of seeing any like that?

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