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EARLY 2400 Valve cover

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18 minutes ago, JSM said:

You guys are killing me with all the stuff I've gotten rid of! Had one of these too. 

You should get a storage building dedicated just for Z parts.  I have one with a bunch of other junk including a refrigerator out of a rental house that has all my small Z parts in it.

I guess it's a little too late for your stuff now though. :ermm:

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Yeah I have a bunch of stuff still. I just didn't realize some of these had the value they do. 

I've got a couple CLSD that aren't going anywhere! I'll probably sell some of my 3.9 as I think I have 4!  

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Ok let's get this party started, since it appears the cover is not sold yet.

I'll offer $250 USD + postage for the cover to Sunnyvale CA 94043.

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I will post pictures once I get the walnut shells for my blast cabinet. I want to clean them up first. When I went to get it out I found that I had two of the early ones, and three of the later ones. The blast media should be here in the next day or two. JLP

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These are the two oil caps off of my early OHC 2400 valve covers. The earliest is off of the 00029 car and has the elephant. If you look it is different than the other elephant caps on this forum. Anyone know anything about this cap. The other cap is the early "OIL" cap.IMG_0092.JPG 

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Yes there is a few different variations of the "elephant" oil caps. To my knowledge there isn't crazy demand for any particular type.

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1 hour ago, Gav240z said:

Yes there is a few different variations of the "elephant" oil caps. To my knowledge there isn't crazy demand for any particular type.

It's all about the knowledge.;)This site is a wealth of information. 

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I think I have a few oil cap variations I'll have to dig them out but if they are different to the ones shown here I'll post a photo.

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This is one of the early valve covers I have. I have not had time to clean it up, but wanted to get a picture up. These pictures are deceiving there is no pitting the aluminum is smooth just shows its age and needs some love.:wub: 

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On 2/20/2017 at 5:34 AM, Gav240z said:

Is your 1 on eBay or is that another?

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/332131928746

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No, this one seems to have been sanded on and possibly a screw broken off in one of the bracket mounting points on the top. Mine is as original no sanding, stored for 30 years+ and ready for clean up. Looking at what this one is bringing I believe that I will put at least one of mine on EBAY and see how it goes. I would help pay for some of my current project expenses!:wacko:

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Sorry to bring up a dead thread but felt what was close to the discussed topic. 

 

When i got my series 1 a number of years ago It came with one of the early valve covers. With it also the 5 pointed cap show in an earlier post (also picture attached). A friend recently gave me an elephant cap but it doesn’t have a seal with it and sits kinda high. Which cap would be better in terms of originality?  

 

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Note that your valve cover has a O-ring seated in it so you will want to use a cap that snugs up to that ring for a good seal (no seal on the cap).  Later model valve covers did away with the O-ring in favor of a seal on the cap.  My OE cap has the same shape (6 protrusions) as your second pic but no elephant, only the word OIL, my valve cover also has the O-ring seal.

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ok thanks for the info didn't know if I had to have a rubber to rubber seal. the 5 pointed can does have a rubber seal on it. 

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The OIL cap, as Jim pointed out, is the correct cap for that valve cover.  Both of your's are not correct.

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Early 1970 brochure has 710/OIL Cap:

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FSM with posible HLS30-00003 seems to have 710/OIL Cap

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July 1970 First L24 Factory racer had 710/OIL Cap:

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Q3 1970 BRE racer seems to have Elephant Cap:

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