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I'm using the original open lettered Cobra valve covers on my clone motor with Comp Cams steel roller rockers. Don't want to use spacers or thick gaskets. Everything clears but I had to remove the valve cover baffles. I read a post where someone had made a baffle that clears and still keeps the oil from pumping out the PCV hose. Anyone got any pictures of a baffle I can copy?
 

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I don't know if it is going to work, but here is what I did in the same situation. I figure I can drill some holes in it if it is too "tight", but there is a gap where the edges meet the underside of the valve cover.

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d184/rockhouse66/PSpcvbaffle.jpg

If I had it to do over, I would have realized that it shouldn't have been "centered" on the mounting holes - that is why there is a dent in the front edge (to clear the rocker stud). It needed to be offset a little towards the rear. Note that I also had the adjusting nuts cut down .200" to provide some additional vertical clearance to run this standard style cover.
 

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any of the new Scott Drake cast valve covers have the new style baffles. Unfortunately they no longer make open or closed letter Cobra valve covers. They will clear roller rockers. The last engine I built had the big bulky Crane Energizer roller rockers and had no problems. I would recommend using the Felpro 1645 valve cover gaskets. They are a doubled-up gasket, and will give you a little more clearance, They are not noticeable when installed.
http://members.shaw.ca/blueoval/scott004.jpg
 

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I am a little concerned that both the OEM, and now the Scott Drake version, of the baffle on the PCV side extends down below the rockers. Must be some functional reason for this, but I don't know what it would be? Guess I will find out when I run mine with the "short" baffle.

BTW, I bought my open letter Cobra valve covers from NPD not that long ago - maybe they still have some??
 

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the long baffle that extends below the rockers is for the oil fill tube. The PCV has the short cover plate covering the hole to prevent any oil from getting sucked into the pcv valve.

are the open-letter valve covers you bought from NPD made by Scott Drake? how long ago?
 

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I bought the 6A582-1-2A, pg. 84, from NPD catalog. This was maybe 4-6 months ago, but long after I read in Mustang Monthly that they were no longer available. I saw some similar valve covers displayed by other vendors, but none looked as nice as these. Maybe they still have some?

My second choice was going to be the Ford Racing "Cobra" version, but doesn't say "Powered by Ford" on them. They look nice though.
 

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nice engine pic! The valve covers are great. The castings look a little different near the pcv hole than the Scott Drake covers. Yours look more like the originals. Do you have any pics of the underside baffles ? here are the Drake covers on an engine I built http://members.shaw.ca/blueoval/65eng003.JPG
 

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You win! Love the Cobra oil pan. I was going for the stock/sleeper look, but got a little carried away with the headers (well, Doug calls them tri-ys). Here is the underside of both covers with my homemade baffles;

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d184/rockhouse66/coverbaffles.jpg
 
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