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    Fabricated Valve Cover Source?

    Has anyone come across someone making fabricated valve covers for Magnum Heads?
    No replacement for displacement!

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    Do you mean fabricated like custom, or fabricated like welded aluminum instead of cast?

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    Welded sheet aluminum ones.
    No replacement for displacement!

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    360 Stroker, 403 c.i.
    3" Skyjacker lift
    31" tires
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    Yup:
    These are Magnum specific (10 bolt) http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dodge-Ram-Ma...00faed&vxp=mtr
    These are less expensive, but 5 bolt http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dodge-W150-3...4f553a&vxp=mtr
    The latter are available in brushed, polished and black (just search for Mopar Valve Cover 318).

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    5 Bolt are for LA heads. They wouldn't fit correctly at each end of the cover.
    No replacement for displacement!

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    Also pretty sure you will have to ditch the A/C if you haven't already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JGC403 View Post
    5 Bolt are for LA heads. They wouldn't fit correctly at each end of the cover.
    Never tried it myself, but I understand they will fit well enough to seal, and the bolts line up. There are plenty of Magnums running around with Mopar cast 5-bolt covers- they had to do it somehow.

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    Here is another option for fabricated valve covers. I purchased for mine from a acquaintance that owns an engine shop, he sold them to me for 180.00 as a favor. I have seen them in the past on e-bay for around 210.00 to 220.00. I also believe that with some minor notching they will work with a/c, at least that is what I was told ans hope that is the case as I won't give up my a/c. I will also tell you these are like a piece of art work the craftsmanship is that good. They come in satin, polished and black. Here is the link. Hope this is of some help, Roger https://www.prw-usa.com/products/val...s/dodge-magnum

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    Roger beat me to it, lol! Those were the only other ones I found.


    Roger, is the surface around the bolt holes as rough as it looks? I can't imagine it would be as it seems like it wouldn't seal well but I didn't like the look of that section of those or the ebay ones.

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    What you are seeing is the weld for the round tube sleeve that runs inside the cover. It is steeped so the all-an screws [supplied] go inside the sleeve and the head is then recessed down inside the cover, it looks really slick. I am sill concerned if the a/c compressor will clear if not they will be for sale in the future. As always I hope this helps, Roger

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