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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 14th, 19, 12:30 PM Thread Starter
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DIY Valve Cover Studs

Here's a quick n easy project that will work for any small studs you'd like to make in the garage. I made a set of valve cover studs in less than two hours time for my big block.
I bought 14 two inch 1/4 - 20 bolts. Using a dremel with a cutoff wheel I then cut them all to 1 5/16. I counted threads to try and make them all the same length. After de-burring the cut edges I double-nutted the studs and tightend them down into the heads.
I used wiz nuts or more technically, serrated flange lock nuts, for tighteners. I cut these about a quarter inch longer than necessary to be able to use chrome acorn nuts over the lock nuts for appearance sake.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 14th, 19, 12:37 PM
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Re: DIY Valve Cover Studs

That's nice, but you they make studs for big blocks, just curious why did you make yours?

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I have did almost the same. I took a 4" stainless bolt, then a 5/8" ss washer and cut in half then had it tiged to the head of the bolt
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 14th, 19, 12:56 PM
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I like these. They are ARP! (rib, rib Kevin) Honestly, I think the big box stores (Home Depot, Lowes) should have some Allen set screws that don't have a head on them, it's just basically all-thread. That way, you wouldn't have to cut the heads off and deburr the threads.

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X2 on the allen socketed set screw/running thread. Have a couple of boxes of them left in my basement from my drag racing days, maybe 50 or so.

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Re: DIY Valve Cover Studs

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That's nice, but you they make studs for big blocks, just curious why did you make yours?/
For the sheer joy of doing it myself , being able to stand back and say, "Hey that ain't half bad!"
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