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  • Vintage speed valley cover

    I was going to replace the valley cover (valve lifter cover)
    on my Stude V8 with an aluminum one from vintage speed; The vintage speed one looks nice but only two holes (the missing middle hole
    could be drilled out), and no recess for the
    oil draft tube to fit into. Anyone used one of these and if so,
    how did you modify it to accommodate the oil breather tube?
    thanks,

    Joe D.














  • #2
    Studebaker International sells what you want.
    Page 152
    (W/Road draft tube hole) p/n# 804160 $135.00
    (w/o Road draft tube hole) p/n# 801550 $135.00
    Oil fill tube clock off plate (finned) p/n# 801461 $17.50

    The Vintage Speed one is actually a fair copy of the Caddy valley cover.
    You will need to re-work it a bit to fit your Stude.
    Also, the center ribs can get real close to the heat crossover center section of the Stude intake.
    Many Stude valley covers have a rectangular section where the fins are milled off for clearance.
    I always seem to see some Stude specific ones for sale at swaps like Reedsville, or York (or South Bend)...
    HTIH...
    Jeff[8D]



    quote:Originally posted by valleyguy

    I was going to replace the valley cover (valve lifter cover)
    on my Stude V8 with an aluminum one from vintage speed; The vintage speed one looks nice but only two holes (the missing middle hole
    could be drilled out), and no recess for the
    oil draft tube to fit into. Anyone used one of these and if so,
    how did you modify it to accommodate the oil breather tube?
    thanks,
    Joe D.
    HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

    Jeff


    Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



    Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

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    • #3
      Just my luck, I already have a vintage speed one; After looking
      more closely, I don't see how it can be made to work easily with
      the breather tube, and I also don't like the idea of ribs being
      too close; Guess I'll stick with the original. Thanks Jeff,

      Joe D.

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      • #4
        I got one and it fit fine, I drilled out a hole in the rear for a pvc valve.

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        • #5
          I've got one also.
          If you want the center hole and the road draft tube...just find someone with a mill. Most any small machine shop should be able to do the work for you.

          Just take the stock cover and the tube so the guy knows what he's doing.

          I don't see it costing too much.

          Though, breathers in the rocker covers will work well also. The later Stude rocker covers had at least one breather tube in each cover.

          Mike

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