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Center bolt valve covers?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Rob 85K5, Jan 22, 2001.

  1. Rob 85K5

    Rob 85K5 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Anybody know who makes tall center bolt valve covers.
    This is the only thing stopping me from putting on roller tip rockers.
    Any help is appreciated.

    Rob 85K5

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  2. Goose

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    Try <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.summitracing.com/>http://www.summitracing.com/</A> they have a ton of stuff.

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    Good question. The closest thing I can see are some that Moroso makes that are stock height, but say they are "machined for extra rocker arm clearance". They are polished aluminum, $140 from Jeg's.

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    Check ebay every couple of weeks there is a guy who sells really nice tall polished aluminum ones for like $90.00
     
  5. dyeager535

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    Why the heck won't roller tips fit stock valve covers??? I'm going to be running full roller steel rockers, and plan on making them fit under stock centerbolt valve covers. The only problem I have run into are the increased width, but shaving down the internal reinforcements just a hair should solve that. I am going to be runnig a low lift cam (.450) and stock studs, but unless you are running some high lift cam and/or studs/locks (and even those can be made to fit I believe) they should fit no problem.

    Dorian
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  6. Rob 85K5

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    Let me know if it works!

    Rob 85K5

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    It's gonna be awhile, don't hold your breath : ) I already have a running 350 in the truck, this motor is going to replace it whenever...I just want one with more power and better efficiency, figured I'd buy the parts and play around with them when I had time...Without the heads and pushrods installed ont eh motor, there is no real way to tell if the valve covers can be made to work : (

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