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Tomei rocker cover
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Again very expensive

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Dodgeman
Posted: 2004/9/19 10:52  Updated: 2004/9/19 10:52
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From: Southern Tablelands N.S.W. Australia
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 Re: Tomei rocker cover
Lets face it, from a production point of view, whats so hard, or expensive, in the manufacture of these things? Looks like the name is where the price is.
It looks like some of these Japanese companies are just robber barrons from what i have been learning. If this was a Chevy or Ford part in the US, it would cost peanuts.

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Astro_Boy
Posted: 2004/9/19 14:00  Updated: 2004/9/19 14:00
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Joined: 2003/12/27
From: Canberra, Australia
Posts: 244
 Re: Tomei rocker cover
I have to agree... But what a name!

Its the same reason people fork out so much money on brand name shoes. But if we take the shoe analogy further, in my experience, the brand name shoe was more confortable and lasted longer...

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Dodgeman
Posted: 2004/9/19 15:07  Updated: 2004/9/19 15:07
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 Re: Tomei rocker cover
In the end, it's just a chunk of machined cast alloy, but you are right, the rocker cover is worth say $50, & the name is what costs the other $350 [or whatever]

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sidedraught
Posted: 2004/9/19 23:37  Updated: 2004/9/19 23:37
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 Re: Tomei rocker cover
I dont know what it went for, but it was pushing $700 when I stopped looking.

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kululadotgroen
Posted: 2007/4/20 7:19  Updated: 2007/4/20 7:19
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 Re: Tomei rocker cover
That's more than what I paid for a complete modern 1.6 16V supercharged engine...

While I can appretiate nice things, I have a problem with paying for something just because of it's name. Shoe's are different however, but this cover won't last longer or make your car go faster in anyway... If I could get my hands on one, my buddy could probably cast us a bunch without the name, or any name you want...

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sidedraught
Posted: 2007/4/20 11:31  Updated: 2007/4/20 11:31
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 Re: Tomei rocker cover
Its probably not so much that it is a "nice thing" but that it is a vintage or period racing car accessory, if you are building a recreation of the Tomei 1300 race motor it wont be complete without the correct rocker cover, and I would imagine they dont come up everyday.

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kululadotgroen
Posted: 2007/4/20 11:50  Updated: 2007/4/20 11:50
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 Re: Tomei rocker cover
Quote:
Its probably not so much that it is a "nice thing" but that it is a vintage or period racing car accessory, if you are building a recreation of the Tomei 1300 race motor it wont be complete without the correct rocker cover, and I would imagine they dont come up everyday.


Which is true...

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sidedraught
Posted: 2007/4/20 11:57  Updated: 2007/4/20 11:57
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 Re: Tomei rocker cover
Quote:
If I could get my hands on one, my buddy could probably cast us a bunch.


Mmmm.....

"n Boer maak 'n plan"

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Dodgeman
Posted: 2007/4/20 12:24  Updated: 2007/4/20 12:24
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 Re: Tomei rocker cover
Hmmmm, now who's building an A13 based engine for his toy & would love to use one of these on it, to go with the oil pan?
Oh yeah it's ......................

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sidedraught
Posted: 2007/4/20 12:32  Updated: 2007/4/20 12:32
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 Re: Tomei rocker cover
Quote:
Hmmmm, now who's building an A13 based engine for his toy & would love to use one of these on it, to go with the oil pan?
Oh yeah it's ......................


Someone with an Armbrust rocker cover.


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Dodgeman
Posted: 2007/4/20 12:51  Updated: 2007/4/20 12:51
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 Re: Tomei rocker cover
Nah, it ain't Benny

Well, the bloke you're thinking of does have a 1200 coupe that could use the Armbrust, particularly on the A15 with GX induction. Waste not ,want, ... ahh, you know the rest.

Oh yeah, there's also an A10 under the bench that is to get twin SU's. Maybe it should get a MorrisMinorWorld cover too.

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killer1200
Posted: 2007/4/20 13:09  Updated: 2007/4/20 13:09
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 Re: Tomei rocker cover
$700

Thats crazy.

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Dodgeman
Posted: 2007/4/20 14:22  Updated: 2007/4/20 14:22
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 Re: Tomei rocker cover
Behold the rising popularity of small Datsuns. It's these 'special' parts that reflect this increased interest first. That price tag comes as a result of 'market forces' or 'the law of supply & demand' [I love this high finance jibberish] They don't make these things anymore, so you gotta slug it out in the auction with cash money, & the one with a bigger heart & deeper pockets wins. Exclusivity comes at a high price it seems.

If Tomei was to put these back into limited production they would make a proffit & kill the stupid end of the market. Hopefully they still have the patterns.

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matbighat
Posted: 2007/4/20 17:28  Updated: 2007/4/20 17:28
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 Re: Tomei rocker cover
most 1200 owners in the states don't care about this stuff, so there'd be nobody to impress with a tomei 1300 alloy cam cover unless a japanese, aussie or kiwi enthusiast happened to be present