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Old 09-23-2008, 07:16 PM
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Cutting Valve cover over Cams

im looking to cut the valve cover to expose the side of the cams for that "look"... is there any special way i should cut it? or just get a diegrinder and cut a straight line...
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Old 09-23-2008, 07:34 PM
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Re: Cutting Valve cover over Cams

you should cut out half moons. and just to clarify you are looking to expose the CAM GEARS not the cams. use a dremel or other cutting tool. trace out the shape and cut inside the line you trace so you have room. you'll have to file it down the the line. but this will give more leeway for f ups. good luck....

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Re: Cutting Valve cover over Cams

yea its not hard. if you want measurements and close up pics just pm me w/ your email for them.
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yea its not hard. if you want measurements and close up pics just pm me w/ your email for them.
i thought i had a pic of your VC bro. post one up for him
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Re: Cutting Valve cover over Cams

I wold do what 97predator did looks great idk how just cutting it all off would look but hear his to give a better idea.

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Re: Cutting Valve cover over Cams

that sh1t looks so hott. i love bustrs ride. boooooooooooosted!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Cutting Valve cover over Cams

it'll look kinda stupid if you don't have adjustable cam gears tho.
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Re: Cutting Valve cover over Cams

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it'll look kinda stupid if you don't have adjustable cam gears tho.
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Re: Cutting Valve cover over Cams

As awesome as it looks, keep in mind that the service life of the timing belt will probably be reduced since it's not designed to have to compete with weather, it usually sits protected by plastic bits.
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Re: Cutting Valve cover over Cams

x3 on nick's comment, it's kinda pointless too unless you have adjustable cam gears, the reason it is done is to make it easier to tune while on the dyno so you don't have to keep pullying the valve cover or middle t-belt cover off
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Re: Cutting Valve cover over Cams

ya I plan on getting adjustable cam gears also.. so this makes even more sense to me now. I was just curious if there was any special way it should of been done, or if it was a measure and hack away @ it type of deal.

I've been doing so much work to this car, changing up the sterio system, and rewiring the entire HID system. Along with the ignition.
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Re: Cutting Valve cover over Cams

well... heres a pic of my other one i did



granted weathering will occur but not as rapid as you might think. if you stay on top of your maintence and not like your putting 50k a year on your car i wouldnt worry to much about it.
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Just paint the cams blue. Nobody will notice. LOL JK
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Re: Cutting Valve cover over Cams

Bustr the VC you have now is so much nicer than that other one. the half moon cut outs exposing the adjustable AEM cam gears brings a lot to the look under your hood. so when we cuttin mine.... oh yeah i need cams and cam gears first. dod damnit! still waitin on that kids pics!
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Re: Cutting Valve cover over Cams

I've done this twice. First time I just followed the curve of the cover. Second time I followed the belt. You decide which you like better :P



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Re: Cutting Valve cover over Cams

still gotta go with bustrs current VC. sorry bro his is much cleaner looking
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