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    It's been very cold here and time has been short so not much new progress. I did get the oil pump and pick up mounted and sat the intake on just to see how it looks. Also ordered a new set of valve covers from AM.
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    The engine build is looking very solid. I wish I would have had more money to get better heads on my build. Being as I'm a broke college kid all I could swing was Flo-tek heads. The bolt holes didn't match perfectly but I suppose thats what I get for buying Chinese manufactured heads. Hope the build keeps going well. Looking forward to see updates.
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    I test fit the new valve covers today. Turns out they don't clear the rockers, the baffle under the fill neck hits. I'll mess with it more this weekend and see what can be done. I really liked these covers so I'm hoping I can get them to fit.

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    Common problem. You can either grind.remove the baffle or double gasket the valve covers
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  5. quicksilver075

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    I think I'll stop and get another set of gaskets and see how the fit that way. I'm pretty sure it's just the baffle hitting the top of the locks for the rockers. The other side fit fine and sits flat on the head with out a gasket.
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  6. 84Ttop

    84Ttop They make new pistons every day, so why worry? SN Certified Technician Mod Dude

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    Rubber mallet and a block of wood and just "tap it in" (credit to Happy Gilmore)
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  7. quicksilver075

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    That's funny. So I doubled up the gaskets and no touching. I found felpro makes a double thick gasket, felpro 1645, so I ordered them. I'm glad that was an easy fix, or so it seems. [​IMG][​IMG]
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    i had the same issue...i ended using different valve covers....really liked those style,wish i tried the double gasket thing first...looking good...
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    I ran into the same issue. So I went to a tall style cover. Then had to get an intake spacer, then a throttle body spacer just to get my linkage off the valve cover. Shoulda just ran a thick gasket lmao.
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  10. quicksilver075

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    The new gaskets came today. They look like two regular gaskets that were laminated to a metal core. I didn't mic them but they look to be about a 1/16 thicker than two gaskets together so ill get that much more Clearance. I'll get them on the motor right after I figure out why the front of my truck is grinding and fix that.


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  11. revhead347

    revhead347 I have face herpes.

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    Cork gaskets, ick.

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    Noobz347 Stangnet Facilities Maint Tech... Er... Janitor Admin Dude

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    What he said
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    ah, just use some spray tack on one side and don't overtorque them. They'll be fine. Make sure all the mating surfaces are free from oil.
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    Didn't get much done. I got the covers just hand tight to keep everything aligned while the adhesive dries. The wife says she thinks it looks too fast for her car...lol


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    Looking good. What balancer are you using?
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    It's a summit racing brand balencer.
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  17. quicksilver075

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    I didnt get much more done on the new motor this weekend but i did start tearing down the motor in the car. i need the timing cover off it.

    I do have a question for someone more familiar with these cars. What is this for? It's not on the stock motor and I don't remember what it came with. I'm guessing its for something I don't have or need.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
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    MikeH686 Mine is only two inches though.

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    Idle air bypass spacer?
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    Got the old motor out today.

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    Other than the thermostat housing what are the other gaskets? So far I have not figured out where they go. They came as part of the kit.
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    Thanks
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