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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 25th, 03, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
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I have a X77 '69 Z/28 DZ302 all stock and desided to install a NOS crossram intake manifold I have tonight on my motor, now the factory valve covers are pinched or something because I can't remove them and I'm afraid if I do I won't be able to get them back on. Well if you own an orig.Z/28 you know you need to adjust the valve from time to time so I have to be able to get under them. What am I doing wrong??


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I think David Pozzi told me one time that you have to remove the top half of the manifold to pull the valve covers after installing a cross ram. I'm not sure if that wa with a factory manifold or another brand though...

David are you out there? Did I get that correct?

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You need to slightly trim the valve covers for clearance so you can remove them with the intake installed. If you do it correctly you canít tell they were trimmed when installed.
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One other thing but may not apply??

Stock heads have short, (or low), valve cover decks whereas some like W/P's and others have raised the decks to help keep v/c gasket oil weepage to a minimum so if you have taller decked heads, you may be in trouble??

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 26th, 03, 06:14 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys for all the help!!! Well after hours on the phone today, only then to turn on the computor and find that the answer was already here by one of those to respond to my help request! Nicely done "302xram" was all over it,and he's got a sweet car too!! I sure hate to grind on my factory finned valve covers but it must be done,wish me luck! Thanks again all, Tim. P.S. Check out the front row of my home shop and see just how bad my addiction is to the Camaro-Enjoy! http://home.comcast.net/~trciri/TMC/myshop-1.JPG


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If grinding the VC's is the answer, get a set of the LT1 covers they are about $110 each, grind on them. They are polished instead of matt finish but that can be reproduced on the polished ones...

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