Enamelled rocker covers

Enamelled rocker covers

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bryanlister

Original Poster:

3,634 posts

232 months

Thursday 17th January 2002
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I see that Leven technology offer a service to paint the 2 rocker covers to your taste. When in the factory, I think I recall seeing that the Rover V8s for the Chim come in a nice TVR purple colour. My 1996 Chim has the standard raw aluminium finish. Has anyone out there had their rockers painted (no jokes please - especially those involving body paint). Also, how much of a job is it to remove the rockers (I know how to unbolt and fit with a new gasket - but what about all the plenum gubbins??).

Thanks

Graham

16,327 posts

235 months

Thursday 17th January 2002
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Id wait till you need to replace a rocker gasket or somthing as the plenum needs to come off to take one rocker off. If i were you i'd pick up a spare set of rocker covers of an old rover sd1 get them apinted and spalp them on when you have some work done... thats what i plan... as i have a spare complete v8 knocking around in the garage...

G

MikeyT

14,505 posts

222 months

Thursday 17th January 2002
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as i have a spare complete v8 knocking around in the garage...



Probably needs the big ends doing then

Mike

TVR owner in 2002

Graham

16,327 posts

235 months

Friday 18th January 2002
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I'll have a look they are in a bucket somewhere....

philshort

8,293 posts

228 months

Friday 18th January 2002
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Anorak point: only the 500 has purple rocker covers.

Phil

bryanlister

Original Poster:

3,634 posts

232 months

Friday 18th January 2002
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Mines a 4.0. Maybe I should keep the existing rockers and get a 5.0 litre block.