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Hey, i sure someone knows here, i haven't installed my 454 into my 68 camaro convertible yet, but was wondering about the chevy bowtie chrome valve covers i recently got, they are tall version so i can install roller rockers(crane golds), i was wondering if there are any clearence problems between the covers and the power brake booster or the windshield wiper motor????? i just got my bigblock motor mounts from ricks 1st gen, yesterday so i am going to get them on and see, hope someone knows.
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I know there is a clearance problem with tall valve covers & the power brake booster on the 69. I'm not very familiar with the 68's but I would assume it would be the same. The covers should barely clear the wiper motor unless it is set up differently than the 69.

There is a guy I know with a Nova who notched his valve covers to make it work.

You may want to do a search to see what you come up with. There may be a creative solution to this problem that I am not aware of.
 

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I also have a BB & have to remove or loosen the wiper motor to get the tall cover off without scratching the top. I have a master power brakes 9" booster ,so that's not a problem.
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Hey smart, by the looks of your page i still should have no problem with the brake booster even though i have the stock one, i know i will have some with the wiper motor but i don't mind that, let me know thanks alot
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Jake , your right, There shouldn't be a problem with the stock booster. When the final adjustments are finished, it's not a big problem to drop the wiper motor a little.
By the way, those pictures show the low stock covers , not the tall set.
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How much taller are the valve covers from stock? I don't know for sure, but I don't think they will fit. I checked my car, I've got about 1 to 1.5" of clearance from the stock valve cover to the stock booster. I've always been told tall covers won't fit without some type of modifications. I have one pic that shows the engine, but it's hard to see just how close they are... http://home.pacbell.net/rmac444/index.html
 

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they are the gm performance parts, chrome they have the bow tie and have chevrolet script on them,if there isn't enough clearance how much is a 10 inch or 8 inch brake booster??? thanks alot
 
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