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Old 09-14-2007, 01:38 PM   #11
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Why can't you just drill a hole in it and quit whining?

















I'm Just kidding right? What a bummer like he said... It takes all the fun out of receiving a package
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Our GM parts and service dealers down here are all closed on weekends. I don't think they realize the amount of business they lose from weekend wrenchers and shade trees, or care...
ditto here in Va.
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Get a good, long self-tapping screw in one. Just keep the screw in there and take it out for oil changes. It would make for a cleaner looking engine.
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When you do get the correct one, can't you put the one with the oil fill in the back on the engine? That would make for a cleaner looking engine since you wouldn't see the oil fill on the front. it would just be a little harder to put oil in but not that bad.
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thats the way haro has his now IIRC...does give a nice clean look, but IIRC unless its chrome in the front, it looks like something is missing

thats hilarious. i mean come on. what was ANYONE thinking when they packed the box
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Get a good, long self-tapping screw in one. Just keep the screw in there and take it out for oil changes. It would make for a cleaner looking engine.
I was thinking about this
You need some JB weld, 1" drill bit, some Dupli color aluminum paint.
Then you're all good to go and you will never spill a drop.

Those covers look pretty sweet though.

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well did some polishing on the one that im keeping which one do you think looks better the GM chrome paint is very cheap

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Even if the GM paint does look cheap, I think it looks better as long as it doesn't fail over time. That'* just my opinion, of course, and I think your polishing work looks excellent.
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Instead of drilling and taping the covers, why not use the bolt hole thats visible in the front head by the LIM.
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I'm 99.9% sure that goes into the head.
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Are we honestly considering filling the oil through a solid valve cover?

If so, how does one get access to that hole that goes into the head?
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