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Old 07-23-2006, 05:07 PM
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Valve Covers - Aluminum vs. Chrome

I just yanked the chrome valve covers off my 1971 Firebird Formula 455. They were installed on the car when I bought it and when I took them off to address a small leak, I discovered that the gasket rails were pretty bent up and there was enough sealant to make two additional gaskets. It was all over the back of the driver's side head, the inside of the valve cover, and even on a couple rocker arms!

As a result, I'm going to order new covers so I was wondering what are the advantages of aluminum covers versus chrome. I'm not sure if it makes any difference but I have Edelbrock Aluminum heads.

Thanks in advance!

Forgot to mention that I have aluminum Harland 1.65 roller rocker arms instead of and Rhodes lifters so clearance may be an issue.

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