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Post  wayney on January 22nd 2016, 11:55 pm

hello, what valve covers fit ( with little or no grinding ) p51 heads with 1.55 springs? TFS, ford racing , cheap ebay Chinese specials http://www.ebay.com/itm/BBF-FORD-429-460-POLISHED-CAST-ALUMINUM-VALVE-COVERS-CJ-SCJ-BIG-BLOCK-/321533853734?hash=item4adce94026:g:ewcAAOSwo3pWc271&vxp=mtr

moroso fab ?

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Post  NoSlo5.0 on January 24th 2016, 11:19 pm

I bought the cheap ones wouldn't clear my stud girdle, I had to go with the kaase moroso ones he sells, If your not using a stud girdle I have some sheetmetal ones Ill make you a deal on..

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Post  jbozzelle on January 25th 2016, 12:42 pm

Trick Flow cast aluminum will allow you to grind on that corner and still leave enough material for strength. The fab aluminum ones with the tubes inside for the bolts to pass through usually clear well.

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Post  jbozzelle on January 25th 2016, 12:46 pm

Trick Flow cast aluminum will allow you to grind on that corner and still leave enough material for strength. The fab aluminum ones with the tubes inside for the bolts to pass through usually clear well.

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Post  wayney on January 25th 2016, 10:17 pm

so you had the ones in the ebay link above? I have the ebay sheet metal and they will take too much to clear. yes i am running stud girdles.the Kaase moroso clear with little grinding?I don't like the ones with the long tubes for the bolts.
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NoSlo5.0 wrote:I bought the cheap ones wouldn't clear my stud girdle, I had to go with the kaase moroso ones he sells, If your not using a stud girdle I have some sheetmetal ones Ill make you a deal on..

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Post  jbozzelle on January 25th 2016, 10:34 pm

I had the ones in the link above.  Had to grind the corner a bunch.  Didn't like how thin it ended up being.  The Trick Flow covers have the bolt "boss' on the corner so you could probably grind away the inside and you still have the outside of the "boss' to secure the cover down to the head.

After fitting them right now they won't need much grinding to get them to clear. Should know more later this week when I roll the engine over to set the valves and run it on the stand...

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/tfs-5340b802/overview/make/ford

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Post  dfree383 on January 25th 2016, 10:37 pm

The ford racing aluminum ones clear.

I don't remember grinding the for clearance
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Post  jbozzelle on January 26th 2016, 9:29 am

Another option if you haven't bought retainers and springs yet is to use beehive springs on the exhaust side.

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