need 2 grind my rockers down to make my valve covers fit

Old 02-20-2008, 05:06 PM
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Default need 2 grind my rockers down to make my valve covers fit

I bought a set of powder coated big block valve covers they look like the ones that come with the chevy 572 crate motors but they say chevrolet on them but when I went to install them they hit one of the roller rockers where the indention is in the valve cover for the socket to bolt the cover down so I called the guy that I got them from and he said that is a problem with the big crane gold roller rockers and to just grind the corner of the rocker down a little so it fits and it will be ok . so I just want to make sure that it will be alright .
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Old 02-20-2008, 05:35 PM
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xp. I don't have a part # for you but I used a very thick gasket from felpro. Is like over a 1/4in thick. Cleared stud girdle and all. Really saved my a$$. Good Luck. Dan.
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Old 02-20-2008, 07:17 PM
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there are thicker gasket, but if you are not able to find any, you can always double the gasket, just glue them together.
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Old 02-20-2008, 08:24 PM
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5/16" thk valve cover gaskets available from lots of sources. I sell them with cork/steel center. But i donot sell on RJ, contact Ron Owens he should have them in stock.

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Old 02-21-2008, 03:21 AM
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Alo B&B/Stef's sells a valve cover spacer which can move it up too. Nothig wrong with stacking same valve cover gaskets and rtv them together.

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Old 02-21-2008, 03:51 AM
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this will have to be spaced up about a 1 1/2 or 2 inches so it will not touch it doesent hit the top of the cover it hits the side thanks for the replies
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Old 02-21-2008, 04:34 AM
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Just grind the rockers. Its usualy 2 per side. Its no big deal, and will not hurt the rocker. Some of the cranes now that I have seen lately, have that built in now.

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Old 02-21-2008, 06:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Pwmax
Just grind the rockers. Its usualy 2 per side. Its no big deal, and will not hurt the rocker. Some of the cranes now that I have seen lately, have that built in now.

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YES the new Crane Gold rockers have an angle on them to clear.
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Old 02-22-2008, 04:32 PM
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ok thanks guys I think I will just grind the rocker arm
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