Stuff your valve covers with newspaper! I have really seen used car lots do this to sell a car! Supposedly, a thick aluminum valve cover like edelbrocks elite series cuts down on valve train noise. Or, use something like the coated 80's vette valve covers (center bolt).
375hp 78 Chevy truck
77 Chevy Nova
95 Chevy Lumina 3.4L
and building a 78 Nova
This will not make the noise physically disappear, but rather allow your ear to accept the noise and realize what it is, and accept it.
OK: Go to the drags, (street or strip) and absorb an earfull of the other guys' motor noises. Listen to how much they brag, b1tch and hoot, and compare their B.S. to what you have under your hood. DON'T speak up! Just listen... After all your listening, go back to your own engine and listen to those lifters.... Nice ain't it?
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