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Old 12-31-2017, 09:14 AM   #1
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Does anyone out there know what a excellent condition Winfield valve cover sells for.

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Old 12-31-2017, 11:27 AM   #2
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R U buying or selling??
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Does anyone out there know what a excellent condition Winfield valve goes for.
'what goes for' ?
Yes I do know.
I have one ...goes (trade) for a Geo. Riley side cover.
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New ones are around $100 I believe. So original $125-$150 maybe?
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Old 12-31-2017, 04:28 PM   #6
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I don't believe either Winfield or Riley ever made side covers, all are newer versions by someone else.
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Old 12-31-2017, 06:24 PM   #7
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How can a valve cover be improved, other than looks?

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Old 12-31-2017, 10:06 PM   #8
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How can a valve cover be improved, other than looks?

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With proper design they can strengthen the block the same way a crank girdle does.
A common improvement for vintage circle track engines.

And it is big fun if the owner will go along with it, to machine a name like Caterpillar in the cover.
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Old 12-31-2017, 10:18 PM   #9
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Sold mine for $35.


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With proper design they can strengthen the block the same way a crank girdle does.
A common improvement for vintage circle track engines.

And it is big fun if the owner will go along with it, to machine a name like Caterpillar in the cover.
Hey Pete,
Do you make aluminum side covers for A/B (flathead and/or OHV style) with name ? If so, script or block writing ??
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Old 01-01-2018, 05:13 PM   #11
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Hey John,
I go along with the idea/statement of Pete regarding 'strengthening'/thickness of material.
For example, I have a really thick aluminum finned side plate for OHV head use. I think that an old timer (machinist?) did a one off to his liking....and mine too.

Additionally, I'd recommend that , if finned, areas where you would drill/tap for oil fittings....be made flat and clear of any fins made.

One more 'improvement' IMO, would to make a side plate with an oil filter screw on capability. I have one on a B engine and it is really convenient to undo a VERTICAL filter without spilling a drop. Only one I've seen like this one.

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