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dressing up valve covers..

Looking at the engine I got a idea to dress up valve covers..



I got the idea to add ranchero script ...


What it will look like when done.. I haven't decided whether or not to add another breather to passenger side...


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You don't want another open breather on the passenger side as it will affect the PCV operation (flow).


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Do you have a pcv or draft tube? Usually the pcv goes in the pass side valve cover instead of a breather cap. If you have the draft tube I wouldn't add another breather cap. Only one needed on the front end of one of the valve covers for the best flow through the engine.

The Ranchero script looks nice. Is it attached with pins or glued on?
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Re: dressing up valve covers..

Thanks guy's for that info....

Ron I'm going to use pal nuts and 3m black weatherstrip adhesive on the pin then the nuts..
Going to do more pic's and do a tech article on it tomorrow maybe...

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Do you have a pcv or draft tube? Usually the pcv goes in the pass side valve cover instead of a breather cap. If you have the draft tube I wouldn't add another breather cap. Only one needed on the front end of one of the valve covers for the best flow through the engine.

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The valve installed on the cover may be a give-away as to which system he is using...

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COMMONCHEERIO65 either has me on IGNORE or is trying for a duet act...

Hey R,

The valve installed on the cover may be a give-away as to which system he is using...
No I'm not ignoring you. His pic shows the pcv but looks like he's considering adding another breather on the same cover. But I can only assume the covers will be installed with the pcv on the right bank.

Get the name right or is that just your DIG??? Spelling amongst other things isn't your forte huh?
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No I'm not ignoring you. His pic shows the pcv but looks like he's considering adding another breather on the same cover. But I can only assume the covers will be installed with the pcv on the right bank.

Get the name right or is that just your DIG??? Spelling amongst other things isn't your forte huh?

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Do you have a pcv or draft tube? Usually the pcv goes in the pass side valve cover instead of a breather cap. If you have the draft tube I wouldn't add another breather cap. Only one needed on the front end of one of the valve covers for the best flow through the engine.

The Ranchero script looks nice. Is it attached with pins or glued on?
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I haven't decided whether or not to add another breather to passenger side...
Nice. I've done a few covers by adding like that. The last set was "7.0L" on a stroker with 5.0L VCs, with others like the running Cougar emblems for a set on a... yep. I have a 427W stroker and a set of old Weiand valve covers with the big "W" that I've considered putting "427" inside the W. Stuff like that is fun.

I would leave the setup as-is and swap sides so the breather is to the rear on the right side. Put an elbow in your PCV line to run it along the manifold to the rear, or use a carb spacer with the PCV port to the front. To make it even cleaner, use an empty fitting and hose in your breather hole to run your clean air from the air filter housing so you don't even need a mushroom breather (stock style).

If you keep them how they are now and add another breather to the right-front, I would plug the breather (just for looks) so cross-flow is maintained like these guys were saying, or put a matching push-in oil fill cap there. I like minimum clutter on my VCs, but that's just me. Do your thing and have fun!

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If you keep them how they are now and add another breather to the right-front, I would plug the breather (just for looks) so cross-flow is maintained like these guys were saying, or put a matching push-in oil fill cap there. I like minimum clutter on my VCs, but that's just me. Do your thing and have fun!

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There you go. If wanting to use a second filler cap, use one that is closed (no filtering element) and use an open cap (with filtering media) on the side opposite the PCV valve. This allows cross air flow in the engine.

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Don't put another breather on, you'll lose the ranchero script behind them.

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Thanks guy's 1 it is..

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