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I have a 454 with MT valve covers and factory air which makes getting the covers off a real PITA. (no clearance) I Have searched extensively and can't find any for BBC. Small blocks, no problem.
Does any body know where I can get a pair. Makes valve adjustments easier.
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Bill
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I can't see paying that much for valve covers. *Anybody know of some set that could be removed easily? *
Now I have to loosen all a/c compressor bolts...no fun, limited access. Loosen passenger motor mount, jack up engine enough to remove cover AND then reassemble.
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I can't see paying that much for valve covers. *Anybody know of some set that could be removed easily? *
Now I have to loosen all a/c compressor bolts...no fun, limited access. Loosen passenger motor mount, jack up engine enough to remove cover AND then reassemble.
Bill
M/T valve covers have a pretty wide flange that is hard to clear.
 

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Bought a pair of standard covers but, the side clearance still won't let me put on or take off without jacking everything around. Anybody know where to find cheaper 2 piece valve covers. The ones above, I can't afford.
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No both sets look a little different. The M/T valve covers I have are a little wider at the outer flanges. Pix attached. The more things I try just makes me realize the problem is the A/C compressor and the airbox on the firewall really restrict
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me in their removal. I got this car with the BBC already in it. Love it but I do have problems.
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Sorry...need another pic showing that those are just long nuts holding the cover down BUT,
I think you are right. I will remove the studs from the head and buy
Elongated threaded stud/nut combinations. My biggest problen is not being able to clear the studs in the heads to disassemble and ressemble. Without studs in the head, I hope to get them off easier.
I wish I had thought of that, duh.
Bill
 
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