Is it just me or does anyone else think those plastice fake "cam" covers are silly? They are covering up a beautiful small block chevy pushrod engine. I haven't tried to take the covers off yet and I'm wondering what it looks like under there.
They are not cam covers because we have pushrod engines. The real cam cover is the engine block. The covers you see protecting your ignition coils are called fuel rail covers because they snap onto the fuel rails. If the coils were relocated and the valve covers made flat and polished, there would be no problem leaving them off. For me, I have to. The chrome will peel off if the covers are left on a hot engine.
I know it's a pushrod (see my original post). I just checked out the new C6 and it's got the same kind of covers as we do. I guess having a bunch of ignition coils sticking up kind of spoils the effect of crackle-finished valve covers like the old muscle cars.
I don't remember on what vehicle I saw it on, but I saw an LS1 motor that had a "Red" valve cover. Not sure if they were powder coated or vacuum metalized, or whatever, but it looked pretty damn kewl even with the coil packs on em.