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Mickey/Thompson valve covers

Does anybody run these valve covers. I am cleaning, sanding, more cleaning and more sanding these valve covers getting them ready for painting. Just wondering if anyone runs these, how well they seal with the a good basket. I am thinking of
replacing the standard blue ones on my 455, as I have a slight leak at the valve cover and need to redo the gaskets.

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I run the finned aluminum on my cars. I gave up on polishing them, and now just paint them the flat aluminum color. They hold up well and look good. Easier than chrome.

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I have run the old Cal Custom finned aluminum covers. Because they don't bend like the steel ones, they seal really well. I'm running the stock chrome ones these days, though.
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I run the M/T valve covers. They seal fine.
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Cool thanks I will post some pics after painting them and get them installed

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I have a set of M/T that I bought at a swap for cheap. They are on the wall now but could come down soon. I wonder how they would come out with a powdercoat job?
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I had a set years ago....very nice. You could blast them and powder coat. Or polish them up real nice, they will look great.



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I've also seen them powdercoated, except for the top of the ribs, the top flat rectangle, an the M/T....they are all flat and level, and polish just those parts....very cool and nostalgic looking.



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Okay I got my covers painted I used VHT wrinkle plus 350 paint. Three coats and I think they look fantastic. I was thinking about sanding the letters and gills to aluminum finish for some contrast but I am liking the black on black a lot more as that is more my style. Now just waiting on the gaskets from summit. Hope to get them installed this week.

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Looks good! I just saw a pair on e-bay if you want another set! E



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