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Post  clodracer2000 on March 10th 2013, 8:00 pm

I recently bought some professional products valve covers and these only 6 bolt holes and my heads have 7. Then i checked on ebay and half the valve covers have 6 bolt holes. I have dove heads on my 429. Whats goin on here? LOL

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Post  Nevs on March 10th 2013, 8:18 pm

clodracer2000 wrote:I recently bought some professional products valve covers and these only 6 bolt holes and my heads have 7. Then i checked on ebay and half the valve covers have 6 bolt holes. I have dove heads on my 429. Whats goin on here? LOL

Nothing out of the ordinary here. That's pretty much the way everyone in the aftermarket does it. It will be fine, no worries.
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Post  69F100 on March 10th 2013, 8:27 pm

My ford motorsports aluminum valve covers are the same way I just glued/rtv the gaskets to the valve covers not to the heads that way when I pull them the gasket stays with cover plus the gasket dont slip doen on the top where the bolt hole is missing
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Post  Wheelie58 on March 11th 2013, 1:28 am

If you run a lot of vacuum in the crankcase, you should screw a little short stud in to the unused hole on the head, to prevent the gasket from being sucked in.
Just make it protrude 1/2 gasket thickness...
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