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Sprint / Big Valve Cam Cover Question

PostPost by: Matt Elan » Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:41 pm

i all
Another question - as big valve engines were sold in the USA, but were equipped with Strombergs what cam cover was fitted? If it was the ribbed Big Valve version, did it have the bridge pice cast into the inlet cam side to take the little 'L' bracket for the throttle cable?
Thanks in anticipation
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PostPost by: pharriso » Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:03 pm

This is mine...
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PostPost by: RogerFrench » Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:13 pm

Matt Elan wrote:i all
Another question - as big valve engines were sold in the USA, but were equipped with Strombergs what cam cover was fitted? If it was the ribbed Big Valve version, did it have the bridge pice cast into the inlet cam side to take the little 'L' bracket for the throttle cable?
Thanks in anticipation
Matt

I have a TC Europa, red ribbed cam cover but no throttle cable mount, which was incorporated into the secondary throttle / inlet manifold casting.
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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:10 pm

My Federal Sprint cam cover is just like Phil's. No bridge piece.
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PostPost by: Gordon Sauer » Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:16 pm

Mine has a bracket screwed on to one of the valve cover studs which I think I’ve seen on quite a few others, the second one I added to capture the cable for the bonnet release that’s on the right hand side, Gordon Sauer
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PostPost by: Bigbaldybloke » Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:08 pm

Here’s mine, but it’s on Weber’s so doesn’t need it
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PostPost by: Matt Elan » Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:16 pm

Thanks guys I think we can assume there was just the single design of ribbed cam covers.
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PostPost by: reb53 » Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:48 am

Matt Elan wrote:Thanks guys I think we can assume there was just the single design of ribbed cam covers.


Almost, but not quite.
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:10 am

reb53 wrote:
Matt Elan wrote:Thanks guys I think we can assume there was just the single design of ribbed cam covers.


Almost, but not quite.


The southern hemisphere version :D
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PostPost by: Matt Elan » Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:19 am

Oops! Already knew about the 'reversed' lettering!
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