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Re: Advice on good valve & timing covers
Those Vette covers, can be a problem as , they may not clear roller rockers, but the old school guys like me, added the 1/4" spacers to give more clearance, thus using two cork gaskets on each cover.
The other thing is, the original covers, don't have the pcv valve hole or a place to put a valve or vent. As these old covers were using on older blocks that had the crank vent (draft pipe) near the distrib.
So what old school guys did , to look vintage, was use the bolt on cover vents that were 90° bolt on , to he center of the motor , .
I would scratch that chrome breather and pcv set up. I thought someone was making those covers with the newer internal baffle and place to put the pcv valve.
I will do some looking if those are the covers you intend to run. But the Proform covers you showed, look good and have everything you need. Normally guys run the crank vent off pass side cover to the bottom of the air cleaner base, then the pcv valve off to the other,
But , its your call. I got tired of looking for this cover and stuck with the stock GM finned cover like the Z cars and SS cars came out with. Besides, that's what came with the car and I am old school.
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Zdld17:69 Z/RS,306, NOR141111, 9N554XXX, 12A, X3G, 59/59,723, AFR 195,CCC282/290HR, TKO 600, BU1122B1E Owner since Dec 1968
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Last edited by zdld17; Aug 28th, 14 at 01:57 PM.