With a massive laundry list of upgrades and customizations, it’s easy to take pride in your hot rod. With that pride, usually, comes a desire to show off what you’ve done. You’ve tossed those sexy billet roller rockers on your small block, but what happens when you slap the valve cover over the top of them? In the dark they go, just clicking away as they do their job. Clear Vue Concepts has introduced a way to show off your valve train with a clear valve cover “made from space age materials”.
The clear valve cover concept is more than just a show piece. Racers and street drivers alike can use them to quickly identify any issues in the valvetrain without having to first remove the cover. In addition to the visual aspects, the company states the plastic dissipates heat far more efficiently than any other material, including aluminum. The engine oil rolls off the inside of the cover quickly, leaving a clear view of the rockers.
Clear Vue Concepts has taken the extra steps and had the valve covers certified for use in all Sportsman classes in the NHRA using gasoline engines, including supercharged and turbocharged applications. Though Clear Vue does not recommend using their covers with methanol supercharged engines.
“The idea for such products has been around for many years, and has been attempted in the past with inferior results and failures,” states Clear Vue. “Our desire to provide these types of products fueled innovative thinking to solve problems that have proved elusive to other manufacturers. Those problems have been overcome using proprietary materials and systems, and Clear Vue Concepts has patent pending protection for these productions.”
With one model available at the moment for Chevy small blocks, Clear Vue Concepts is working on furthering their product line to cover Chevy big blocks, clear carburetor spacers and clear thermostat housings. For more info, visit www.clearvueconcepts.com.
Article courtesy of Chevy Hardcore, written by Jake Headlee.