Checking clearance to the oil filler neck on the other side. Looks like just bending the flange out of the way should do it.
Plenty of clearance to the tower brace on this side and will just have to bend the dipstock tube out a bit.
I tried just pressing the stock hole pressings without flattening it first, and it didn't work as the sides were too vertical. So I carefully hammered them flat first before using the dimple die.
Looks more fitting dimple died as ties in with the other parts I have done in the engine bay.
On this side I have to move the centre pressing as well. This is because that pressing is 12mm-1/2" off centre, which worked perfectly on the other side, but on this side it is in the wrong direction. I wont be cutting a vertical slot on that one as the extra material is already there, just in the wrong place.
Can see how I have moved the extra material along like a wave to where I want it.
All three now done and a lot quicker than the first try.
This side the only cutouts were for the oil filler neck and to clear the very back of the valve cover. The covers are slightly shorter than the Gen 3 Hemi, but having them sitting level at the front gives much needed room at the firewall end for the harness to run.
You have to admit that it looks a lot tidier on the left.
Both sides covered makes the engine look more 'muscular'.
Eye level shot.
I also put nuts and bolts into the unused original mounting holes. I have some stainless dome, or acorn nuts on the way for all the cover bolts.
Oil filler looks like it was made for these covers.
Tower brace back on again.
I do have this early 1900's Overland running board pressing that I could put over the three dimple died holes? Willys bought Overland in 1908 and it became Willys-Overland in 1912. From 1912 to 1918 it was the second biggest car producing company in the USA, only second to Ford! Overland script or leave the dimple die holes?
Quality control inspector doing her job.