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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 16th, 15, 11:53 AM Thread Starter
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Right now I have old chrome high profile vavle covers on that I've had for about 20 years.
I would like to change them.
Is there any reason why I can't switch to a low profile type??
Also, thinking on going with the black ones, will that look good with my orange engine and aluminum intake??
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 16th, 15, 11:55 AM
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Right now I have old chrome high profile vavle covers on that I've had for about 20 years.
I would like to change them.
Is there any reason why I can't switch to a low profile type??
Also, thinking on going with the black ones, will that look good with my orange engine and aluminum intake??
Thanks
Barry
It depends on the height of your rockers whether you can go with low profile or not. As far as color schemes, that's personal preference. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and all that...

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 16th, 15, 12:27 PM
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Re: Valve covers

You only need a high profile cover to clear roller rockers with a STUD GIRDLE. You can fit roller rocxkers under a stock valve cover by buying short adjuster nuts (poly locks 3/8th inch shorter than the ones they include in all Roller rocker sets. Even though they make yoiu buy taller by a 1/4 inch smooth top poly-locks (hex at the bottom of the nut) to use a stud girdle. So you have to either byut a tall valve cover or a second set of poly-lock adjuster nuts.

It's almost as if the aftermarket is trying to make you buy more stuff instead of helping the hobbyist out.

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 16th, 15, 04:11 PM
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I couldn't find the picture that I wanted, so ...

The valve covers that I like...



these covers, not so much !


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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 16th, 15, 04:12 PM
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If you have to they make spacers so you can run any valve cover.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 16th, 15, 04:13 PM
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Neither of those are low profile.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 16th, 15, 04:17 PM
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Re: Valve covers

Be careful with that second choice. I bolted them on and it turned out the way they made the notched out areas where it bolts down rubbed on my roller rockers. I never got out of the driveway. It wiped out a pushrod top because it made the roller rocker move sideways.
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