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3/12/11 8:43pm - Original Message: 'Valve cover ???'
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 I got a chance to pick up a set of aluminum valve covers off a 78 or 79. Will they fit and do I have to get special valve cover bolts?
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3/12/11 10:17pm - Reply: 'Valve cover ???'
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I cant be sure but I would think they should fit. Make sure that you will have a pipe for the air cleaner and that the PCV valve will be at the same place. Im sure someone else will respond back that will definitely know but I think you'll be ok.
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3/13/11 10:20am - Reply: 'Valve cover ???'
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I'm pretty sure that they would fit , I'm not sure of the bolts.
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3/13/11 10:58am - Reply: 'Valve cover ???'
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Bolt pattern should be the same as mentioned check PCV oil and breather holes to match up with your originals and check the height to make sure they are not higher might be an issue near the alternator. Wiser minds will chime in

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3/13/11 11:29am - Reply: 'Valve cover ???'
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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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They will absolutely fit...you will need longer bolts to hold them on. Don't think there will be any interference issues with anything(alt, PS, A/C), but if there are, longer belts will solve that.
As has been mentioned, just be sure the covers have provisions for the PCV and oil fill.


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3/13/11 3:22pm - Reply: 'Valve cover ???'
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I replaced my steel (1977) valve covers with the aluminum LT1 valve covers; I did have to get longer bolts. Autozone item, was not a big deal.

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3/13/11 11:04pm - Reply: 'Valve cover ???'
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Longer bolts ok,but are the bolts steel or aluminum?
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3/13/11 11:13pm - Reply: 'Valve cover ???'
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If your heads, rocker arms and cam are stock and the covers are the finned aluminum they will fit...  
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3/14/11 8:14am - Reply: 'Valve cover ???'
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 STEEL bolts. ANY hardware store will carry them.

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3/14/11 11:19pm - Reply: 'Valve cover ???'
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I bought stainless steel, simply because I thought they would look better.

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3/15/11 7:11am - Reply: 'Valve cover ???'
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1979, Targa Blue (72 Color), Pace Car rear spoiler, L88 hood, Dark blue factory interior, 525HP 406, HD 700R4, 370 gears,Steeroids, composite rear spring, TT IIs wrapped in T/A Radials.

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Rick, steel is the only choice. You probably need 1/4" longer than stock. Assuming your going with new gaskets too. Just remember, thicker gaskets may need a little more length as well.

I went to a nice set of ARP valve cover studs. Very accomodating for different heights and acts like an extra set of hands while attaching wire looms and washers/ nuts.

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3/15/11 9:53pm - Reply: 'Valve cover ???'
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1981 Great White Shark. Red Interior, 350/190hp. PS, PB (SS), A/C CC, T-Tops, Going to remain as Stock as possible. Served three years in Active Duty Army, then Retired Air Force after 34 years! Badger State Vetts Car Club. 175,000 Original miles!!

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What a bunch of Studs we got !!!
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3/16/11 8:58am - Reply: 'Valve cover ???'
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[QUOTE=dskopp]What a bunch of Studs we got !!!
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3/16/11 3:55pm - Reply: 'Valve cover ???'
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I try, the wife says I can be obnoxious at times !!!  Who, Me?????
Looking forward to seeing all you "studs and studdetts" in Effingham.  We are all Corvette Nuts !!
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3/16/11 8:47pm - Reply: 'Valve cover ???'
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1971 350 270 hp roadster millivanilli red, black interior, white rag top, white hard top, I've had it 18 years and intend on giving it to my son for his 25th birthday(another 18 years from now)

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I know it's not stock but I went with the stud and nut route with mine it made it a whole lot easier with the thick gaskets I used and the V/C sat perfect

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