SAH rocker cover

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Re: SAH rocker cover

#11 Post by sahtuning2000 » Mon Jun 01, 2015 8:32 pm

Well the last one sold for £410 and if you missed out on that one heres another...
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SAH-rocker-co ... 3cfb1e1791

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Re: SAH rocker cover

#12 Post by sahtuning2000 » Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:47 pm

Now at £305 with over 4 days left,any bets on a final price?

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Re: SAH rocker cover

#13 Post by peewee21 » Fri Jun 05, 2015 8:57 pm

i gave mine away a few years back and it had a le mans flip top oil cap.

should have held onto it at these prices
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Re: SAH rocker cover

#14 Post by sahtuning2000 » Mon Jun 08, 2015 8:44 pm

Well that sold for a bargain £511!!!!!!!
Another chance but already getting expensive,
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Triumph-SAH-R ... 1a012eb100

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Re: SAH rocker cover

#15 Post by kevinw » Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:59 am

I might be a bit dense at times, but can someone explain to me how fitting a cast rocker box can be a performance improvement over the the original pressed metal fitting? I know Syd Hurrell made a good business from his tuning parts, but I would have thought that this would have about as much performance benefit as chrome plating an original pressed cover, or maybe fitting a vinyl roof or painting a go-faster stripe along the side.

I do know on good authority that these did make a huge performance improvement to 1960s and 1970s cars :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: SAH rocker cover

#16 Post by Alec » Tue Jun 09, 2015 11:42 am

Hello Kevin,

I bought and fitted one many years ago (and it's still fitted) purely to minimise the rocker cover oil leaks of the original pressed steel cover. This it did so I am happy. I expect some people will say that the original, if fitted correctly, does not leak but to me it is a less than good bit of engineering being so flimsy.

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Re: SAH rocker cover

#17 Post by Mike Stevens » Tue Jun 09, 2015 11:54 am

I've still got the SAH catalogues from the mid 70's when I first got into the big saloons. I thought about getting an SAH rocker cover then but spent my money on other 'uprated' bits. Seeing these prices I wish I had bought one now!

I tend to agree with Alec about the better sealing and I think they do look nice - but not £550+ nice!

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Re: SAH rocker cover

#18 Post by Alec » Tue Jun 09, 2015 1:18 pm

Hello Mike,

I agree, current prices are really silly, however I forget what I paid for mine guessing maybe a tenth of that price on E-Bay?

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Re: SAH rocker cover

#19 Post by sahtuning2000 » Tue Jun 09, 2015 3:20 pm

They were £12 when new,the rocker covers are strong and look nice but over £500 is madness.
The prices will drop as they are all appearing out of the woodwork now.
What uprated parts did you get at the time Mike?

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Re: SAH rocker cover

#20 Post by Mike Stevens » Wed Jun 10, 2015 11:58 am

sahtuning2000 wrote:What uprated parts did you get at the time Mike?
Gosh, it was so long ago, but I had a 357 CAM, valve springs and lightened CAM followers to go with it, 'extractor' exhaust manifold (6 in 2 into 1, not the modern type) and through exhaust, MU springs and other stuff I expect. It was nearly 40 years ago! Don't have the exhaust any more as it rusted away, but everything is around - somewhere!

Note - stuff to make the car go faster. Not much thought to stopping it more effectively!

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