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Old 07-04-2004, 03:31 PM
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A non baffeld set is good for someone not using a pcv valve,and is required if you are using a stud girdle or shaft mounted rockers.Most racing valve covers come with no baffle and no holes in the covers which is good because you can drill a hole and put your breather anywhere you want.The is a bonus for street rod guys too since they can tuck their pcv valves in a hidden location such as the valley of the manifold and run smooth top covers.If you think you covers are tall,but they still dont fit,try running 2 thick gaskets by laminating the 2 gaskets together on a bench using weatherstrip adheasive{3M snot glue},and then snot glue them to the valve covers.If you are using tin valve covers,dont ighten them too much,just snug should be fine.Many aftermarket rockers will hit the covers on the inside wall of the cover,not the roof,so you may need to be careful when tightening the covers to make sure that if there is any potenial movement when tightening,that you make the movement in favor of giving you more clearnace.Good luck.
BTW,if your alternator bracket problem pertains to the water neck bolt hole,you can fix that by cuting off that part of the bracket and it will often work.If it doesnt,then try running the cut top bracket and also removing the metal spacer that goes to the cylinder head on the lower bolt and just running the lower bracket with a short bolt.That trick always works.Good luck.
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