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coil cover idea... sbc valve cover

This is a discussion on coil cover idea... sbc valve cover within the Appearance Section forums, part of the General Help category; So I have never been a huge fan of the looks of our coils on the valve covers but hate ...

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    coil cover idea... sbc valve cover

    So I have never been a huge fan of the looks of our coils on the valve covers but hate the look of the vette fuel rail covers so I never really did anything about it. I have seen a few different types of covers that look like big valve covers that sit on top and hide them. Some of these actually do look pretty good but man they are pricey. I can’t see myself paying $200+ for a fake plastic valve cover to hide the coils. So anyway, I was sitting her thinking, what if I took some old school sbc valve covers and modified them to cover the coils. Turns out that Im not the only one to think about this and found a few pics here and there on the web. Im currently eyeing some cheap ones on ebay and if I get them Ill take a stab at this and see how it turns out. Has anyone on here done this before? If so please post pics and or advice about them. Thanks!
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    lol not a bad idea. Or you can always get a set of coil relocation brackets.

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    Yeah thats always an option too. I guess it just never really bothered me enough to wear I did anything about it. Just was sitting here thinking and got the idea lol. Oh yeah and heres a couple shots I found of this done in a first gen camaro with an ls1 swap.



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    my thoughts exactly!

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    I'm not sold on the look of the SBC covers sitting atop an LS1. I agree that the coils ugly up the engine bay, as does the secondary air system, wire harnesses over the wheel well, the cruise control module and such. I went with filled Corvette covers and either moved or removed the rest of the stuff. Curious though to see how yours turns out and I am always a fan of custom fabbed pieces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLK2KSS View Post
    Yeah thats always an option too. I guess it just never really bothered me enough to wear I did anything about it. Just was sitting here thinking and got the idea lol. Oh yeah and heres a couple shots I found of this done in a first gen camaro with an ls1 swap.

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    That looks awesome. I was thinking about doing something like this too. What would you have to modify to make them fit?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 98TransAmWs-6 View Post
    That looks awesome. I was thinking about doing something like this too. What would you have to modify to make them fit?
    From the looks of it I will need to cut holes for the wires to start and then relocate the main harness for the coils and probably will need to notch out some areas in the back of the passenger side as well. Well see how it turns out.

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    I just won the ebay auction and scooped up a set of used ones for only $2.50 plus shipping! A whole lot better than $200-$300 for plastic ones.
    Lets just hope they work out so this will be an epic win for me.

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    Well let us know how it turns out.

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    ^^^ not sure yet. Ill have to figure something out.

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    I was thinking about this the other day, was wondering if there had been any progress on this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98TransAmWs-6 View Post
    I was thinking about this the other day, was wondering if there had been any progress on this?
    Haven’t even really started yet other than thinking about where I’m gonna need to cut. There’s a lil less room in there then I was hoping lol. I got a ton of things going on right now but hopefully after I close on my house and get moved in I should really be able to dive head first in this project. Ill def keep everyone posted.

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    old thread....sorry.

    have you made any progess on this?

    i'd love to see something, or any info on how you attached them.

    i've been really looking for something to cover the coild with, but i didnt want to spend 200 for some just bent metal, laser cut with holes in it on ebay.

    this is a great idea.

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    Been real busy with the new house and everything else but I plan to get started with this soon. Sorry for the delay guys.

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