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Old 02-03-2013, 03:21 PM
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Intake Manifold Replacement (Valve Cover(s) clearance)

I'm replacing my old cracked edelbrock intake manifold with a new edelbrock performer series on my sbc.
The new intake must be a little wider, but not by much, it almost fits under
the valve covers. I removed the old valve covers, just to insure that the intake holes align with the head holes, which they do.

My old valve covers appear to have to long of a lip (approx. .5"), thus the new intake is just a tad off of fitting/aligning accurately.
The valve covers are a old pair of cheap after-market parts. (see pics).

Is my best solution to just replace the old valve covers with covers with a shorter lip?
If so, any valve cover brands/types recommendations or other options?
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Glue two gaskets together. Then they usually clear. Been there..
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can you grind the intake a little?
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Old 02-04-2013, 02:33 AM
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Stacking a couple gaskets will do it. There are also thicker (5/16") single-piece gaskets if that will give enough clearance.
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