Howdy everyone, I'm looking at installing a full serpentine kit on my car and one of the vendors, CVF, has a nice kit complete with tensioner but it requires a special timing cover. I have the part number they gave me and it is the below timing cover: This Ford Racing timing cover is nice, but it's also $150. I found a knock off for $67 What would you guys choose? I can save almost $100 by getting the off brand cover which helps ease the overall cost. I know it'll need some of the casting cleaned up and I'm fine with that. The serpentine kits all pretty much cover up the timing cover so it won't be seen. I am looking at the following kits. Any opinions on these also? Ones/brands to avoid. CVF: https://www.cvfracing.com/Serpentine-System-for-Ford-289-302-351W-AC-Only-p/302-wraptor-aco.htm Vintage air Front Runner: https://www.vintageair.com/front-runner/?subcat1=Ford Small Block&subcat2=Bright Small Block Billet Specialties True Trac: http://www.billetspecialties.com/tru-trac-serpentine-systems/ford/small-block-ford/trutrac/sbf/ Concept one: https://www.c1pulleys.com/collectio.../ford-small-block-kit-with-alternator-and-a-c I was also considering a March kit that had an add on tensioner. The vintage front runner and Billet true trac are more expensive and use a custom timing cover. Concept one doesn't look as nice as the others to me, but I do have the right timing cover and balancer for it already. I was all but going to order the CVF kit until I saw I needed this other timing cover and another new balancer. Now I'm just looking at a few options and comparing costs. The engine will have alternator and AC only. A tensioner is a must for me. Tired of that damn belt squeal.