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Small Block Chevy Lifter Valley Baffle

I recently bought a rebuilt engine that has a lifter valley baffle installed under the intake manifold. I have never used one and would like to know if I should remove it or keep it? What are the pros and cons of a baffle like this? Does it actually do any good for horsepower? any replys would be greatly appreicated. Thanks

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I'm not familiar with what you are describing. What engine? Do you have a picture of the baffle? Never seen one on a Chevy or Ford.
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I recently bought a rebuilt engine that has a lifter valley baffle installed under the intake manifold. I have never used one and would like to know if I should remove it or keep it? What are the pros and cons of a baffle like this? Does it actually do any good for horsepower? any replys would be greatly appreicated. Thanks
We use them on our circle track engines where stamp steel rocker arms are use in case one fails it keeps the lifter in place and they can finish the race and the push rod does not end up in the lifter hole either if it comes out.

When we use these we notch out holes where the push rods go through so during teck inspection we can pull one lifter out with out have to take all the rocker arms of to get the tray out.

I don't really think there is any horse power gain.
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Like CNC, I don't know if there would be any power gains, but I am a fan of anything that will keep hot oil from being splashed up onto the bottom of the intake manifold.
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Like CNC, I don't know if there would be any power gains, but I am a fan of anything that will keep hot oil from being splashed up onto the bottom of the intake manifold.
I agree. None of the aftermarket manifolds that I know of have that nifty factory installed heat shield on the bottom of the manifold. It's not a big deal if the heat-riser passage is blocked, but I like a shield on engines where it is not blocked.

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I´m using one from Moroso.

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350 lifter valley baffle

I have had one in my 350 chev for 10 years, I couldn't really tell you if it's done anything for horsepower but I bought it for the reason of keeping hot oil off the bottom of the intake manifold. It was recommeded to me by a very experienced engine builder who builds beautiful cars and trucks that run 1000+ horsepower engines, so I took his advise.
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