This was an impulse buy but since these things are rarer than an intelligent liberal I had to go ahead and get it mainly because I didn't know when another was going to appear for sale (the last one I saw on Ebay was years ago). I prefer this valve cover to the stock "Chrysler Turbo" valve cover. I've been wanting one of these for about a decade now and I've seen them installed on other 2.2 powered Shelby Daytonas so the end result is going to look pretty smurfy.
Here's a pic of what my engine bay looks like now ...
And what it will look like when I get the Shelby valve cover installed (this Daytona is painted factory Daytona Blue so don't freak out, I'm not going to paint the engine bay blue). I am, however, going to keep putting some serious labor of love energy into the engine compartment until it looks factory fresh.
$137 and some change, plus shipping and fondling.
I should have the new Shelby valve cover on in the next few weeks and since it looks better than the faded stocker I won't have to redo that part of the engine bay.
Next underhood projects?
- Clean up wiring, run new ribbed conduit.
- Install remote toggle switch for electric fan.
- Rig up driving lights to come on with high beams / parking lights.
At least the AC blows super cold now ... and in Mississippi we use our AC even in the winter.