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Old 12-19-2012, 05:29 PM   #31
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You will need a Contour Valve cover, don't try to paint your plastic one, it will look like crap and the paint will fall off and make it look worse.
Don't all the Contours/Mystic's use a cam senser? Where the the '03-'04 foci's don't.
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:50 PM   #32
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You will need a Contour Valve cover, don't try to paint your plastic one, it will look like crap and the paint will fall off and make it look worse.
Any Zetec cover from a Contour will work? Are there any special parts I would need to get (pcv valve, etc.)?
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:54 PM   #33
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Any Zetec cover from a Contour will work? Are there any special parts I would need to get (pcv valve, etc.)?
As far as I know, as long as they came out of a Zetec, Massive reclaims these valve covers and turns them into these:

http://www.massivespeedsystem.com/_m..._/g-59016.aspx
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:26 AM   #34
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As far as I know, as long as they came out of a Zetec, Massive reclaims these valve covers and turns them into these:

http://www.massivespeedsystem.com/_m..._/g-59016.aspx
Those look pretty sweet. Definitely a little bit out of my price range, but it gives me ideas. Thanks!
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:27 AM   #35
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i have one of those, sooo worth it.
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Old 12-20-2012, 04:16 PM   #36
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You can paint the plastic one with no problem and it will stay just fine as long as you prep properly and use a good paint. I know from experience. A metal one from a contour would be nicer and could hold up a little better. Metal also allows you to powder coat it which is the best. I have 2 covers I need to powder coat.
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So proper prep + high temp paint = decent valve cover? I'd love to get one of those massive speeds, but I think this will hold me down until then
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yea make sure you use higher temp paint and primer , as the valve cover will get hot . and as for longevity , its because of the temperature extremes it deals with , cold = coldest day outside , Heat , hotest the oil gets. Paint doesn`t like those extremes , but as a interim thing , go for it. Make sure to throw up a pic when its done . id like to see it.
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yea make sure you use higher temp paint and primer , as the valve cover will get hot . and as for longevity , its because of the temperature extremes it deals with , cold = coldest day outside , Heat , hotest the oil gets. Paint doesn`t like those extremes , but as a interim thing , go for it. Make sure to throw up a pic when its done . id like to see it.
I chose Ford blue for the color. I had a $25 O'Reilly gift card laying around so now I just need to order the new gasket. Also got some Nite-shade

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i use nightshade myself , as i don`t have a choice in canada , good stuff.

and the other stuff will work nicely , make sure to clean the valve cover
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