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Product Review: Latemodel Restoration's new SVE Fabricated Aluminum Valve Covers!

January 10, 2013 by Chad Houghton


One of the newest products released in Latemodel Restoration's own performance line SVE, are these Fabricated Aluminum Valve Covers (part # SVE-6582A).  Even though, Latemodel says in their ad that the covers are for a 1986-93 engine, these covers will fit any V8 small block Ford as long as you have the height clearance.
When we opened the box we were a little eye shocked.  The valve covers were better than expected.  With years of working on different race cars under our belt, we have seen a number of different fabricated valve covers, these are worth every penny!  The welds are consistent with a just few slightly out of place giving you that hand crafted look.  The base plates that sit on the valve cover gaskets are made thick and the tubes on the inside, where the bolts go through also look to be well engineered.  The finish is brushed with a light clear coat that will help keep oil and dirt sticking to it, as well as keep the shine.
One of the best features of this product is that it comes with an oil fill spout along with the 710 cap (AKA the oil fill cap).  Many fabricated valve covers on the market are designed for racing.  They come solid or have pre-drilled holes where you then add AN fittings and hoses that go to a remote oil catch can, mounted elsewhere in the engine bay.  This made filling with oil a chore and kept the fabricated design out of the hands of the everyday hobbyist, until now.

The mounting hardware is included and comes with Stainless steel bolts, washers and lock washers.


Conclusion: This product is well built from high quality aluminum.  Priced at $169.99 at the time of our review, these valve covers will give you that "Built" engine look and feel, every time you open your hood.

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SVE fabricated valve cover link (Click here).


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