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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Mar 20th, 08, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
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Valve cover adapter really needed?

I want to use the early perimeter bolt style valve on my ZZ383 instead of the center bolt that the fast burn heads use. I see that Trick Flow sells an adapter to allow this change. $ 100.00 +

Is this adapter really needed? It looks like if you use a thick stiff rubber type gasket and studs that are long enough that the adapter would not be needed.

Anyone using the early valve cover on the newer heads without an adapter?

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Mar 20th, 08, 09:38 PM
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Re: Valve cover adapter really needed?

Fred, no adapter is needed, the Fastburns are drilled for both styles.

Studs work great, I like to use the 1/4"-20 studs from GM for steel covers and I make my own for the thicker aluminum covers from all-thread.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Mar 20th, 08, 09:57 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Valve cover adapter really needed?

Thanks, I have ordered the plain alum cast covers GM#24502466. I'll have drill my own PVC/breather holes but that won't be a problem.

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