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Offline Texas455

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Will Tall Valve Covers Fit?
« on: August 10, 2022, 09:36:01 AM »
Hello, I have a 78 C10.  I have a "mock up" 6.0 long block sitting in the frame using Tin Works Fabrication motor mounts.  The engine sits nice in the frame and has about 4 degrees of rear tilt, like the factory LS trucks that I checked.  The 4L80 and original drive shaft fit without altering.  The engine is all the way forward (mounts allow engine to slide).  The motor looks like it belongs right where it is but I don't think a very tall valve cover will fit.  I want to run the adapter that hides the coils and accepts standard small block Chevy valve covers.  With this set up the overall height is 5".  Is anybody running something similar? The valve covers I want to run are ProForm 141-924 and the adapter is Sum-440690.    Anybody running this set up?  pics?   Thanks.
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Re: Will Tall Valve Covers Fit?
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2022, 09:52:20 AM »
Can we see pics?

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Re: Will Tall Valve Covers Fit?
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2022, 09:58:51 AM »
Like holley's two piece valve cover?

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Offline Texas455

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Re: Will Tall Valve Covers Fit?
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2022, 11:54:54 AM »
Like holley's two piece valve cover?

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Yes, like the Holley two piece.  I added the part numbers to my post for the cover and adapter.  I'll have to get some pics later today. Thanks.

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Re: Will Tall Valve Covers Fit?
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2022, 12:07:03 PM »
Like holley's two piece valve cover?

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Yes, like the Holley two piece.  I added the part numbers to my post for the cover and adapter.  I'll have to get some pics later today. Thanks.
.Brake booster issue maybe if your running one..but there's ways around....Haven't seen your type of set up before..hopefully someone has some info..

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Re: Will Tall Valve Covers Fit?
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2022, 12:26:11 PM »
Like holley's two piece valve cover?

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Yes, like the Holley two piece.  I added the part numbers to my post for the cover and adapter.  I'll have to get some pics later today. Thanks.
.Brake booster issue maybe if your running one..but there's ways around....Haven't seen your type of set up before..hopefully someone has some info..

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Right, we'll see. 

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Re: Will Tall Valve Covers Fit?
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2022, 01:31:42 PM »
I know I have had issues pulling my tall valve covers off a 93 k1500. I used to unplug the positive battery because of alternator contact pulling drive side cover. Ive since cleaned up some hoses and throttle bracket issues causing it. Different problem,  but taller covers can sometimes be an issue. Best to buy covers after installation if clearance issues may be a fear.

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Re: Will Tall Valve Covers Fit?
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2022, 02:01:27 PM »
I know I have had issues pulling my tall valve covers off a 93 k1500. I used to unplug the positive battery because of alternator contact pulling drive side cover. Ive since cleaned up some hoses and throttle bracket issues causing it. Different problem,  but taller covers can sometimes be an issue. Best to buy covers after installation if clearance issues may be a fear.

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Right, I bought them before I really thought about it.