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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old Jun 25th, 07, 1:24 AM Thread Starter
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Tall Valve covers and Brake booster (70)

Will tall valve covers fit with a stock brake booster on a 70? I will be running a solid drivers side mount also so it shouldnt move much. I just installed roller rockers on my car and they are hitting the drippers in my vintage M/T valve covers and I dont want to cut them off.

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Re: Tall Valve covers and Brake booster (70)

The valve covers will fit under the booster, but removing them can be a real chore. On my friends 69 Chevelle we took a booster off like a Sunfire or Cavalier. Then we took the brackets off the old booster and put on the new booster. We had to fab up a push rod off the brake pedal its a little different.

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Re: Tall Valve covers and Brake booster (70)

damn they dont fit, Im gonna have to find something else on a brake booster now...

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Re: Tall Valve covers and Brake booster (70)

I got my booster from MP Power brakes it was plated but I painted it black



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Re: Tall Valve covers and Brake booster (70)

Danny. Did you try the double gasket trick with your M/T's?
Which tall covers are you using.
I'm using these. click part #555-50166. They clear rollers and Girdle, and have about an inch between them and my booster. Take quite a bit of fanageling to get the left one on but it does fit.

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Re: Tall Valve covers and Brake booster (70)

how hard would it be to take a valvecover(alum) and cut it the long way..
mill in a reciever groove for a o ring like gasket
then make a bolt system. to hold the two halfs together ..
then you can unbolt it. and take it off..
can't be that hard with the manufactured(build) valvecovers that outfits sell..
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Guys switch to hydroboost. It is a very small compact unit, not bigger then the master cylinder and easily twice as powerful as that weak vacuum unit. It runs off the power steering pump, cheap to pick up at the wrecking yards and very very powerful
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Guys switch to hydroboost. It is a very small compact unit, not bigger then the master cylinder and easily twice as powerful as that weak vacuum unit. It runs off the power steering pump, cheap to pick up at the wrecking yards and very very powerful
I am actually doing that. The short block is out for machining right now. While I am putting in a new motor, I am converting to hydroboost. I am having hoses made right now. Looking forward to all being done.


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Re: Tall Valve covers and Brake booster (70)

I didnt like my M/T covers, Im more into shiny stuff and I really dont want to double gasket them. The covers I have are some tall polished aluminum ones, no brand or part number on them so I dont know, I got them from a friend for $30 bucks with rubber gaskets and 2 moroso red breathers. They look exactly like these
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BBC-T...spagenameZWDVW

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Guys switch to hydroboost. It is a very small compact unit, not bigger then the master cylinder and easily twice as powerful as that weak vacuum unit. It runs off the power steering pump, cheap to pick up at the wrecking yards and very very powerful
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I am actually doing that. The short block is out for machining right now. While I am putting in a new motor, I am converting to hydroboost. I am having hoses made right now. Looking forward to all being done.
Yep,me too. But I bought a new set-up from CPP. Below is the link. I haven't installed it yet though. But I hear good things about them, and they do take up less space.


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They are the same shape as my billet specialties without the engraving new they are about 169.00

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These are the valve covers i'm using on my 632 tall deck motor with a stock brake booster.

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Re: Tall Valve covers and Brake booster (70)

well got any pics? Im running the original frame pads, solid drivers side mount and a rubber passengers side mount.... My header gets into the steering shaft since the engine sets so low. With my M/T covers I have about 1" to 1-1/4" of clearance between brake booster and cover top.

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well got any pics? Im running the original frame pads, solid drivers side mount and a rubber passengers side mount.... My header gets into the steering shaft since the engine sets so low. With my M/T covers I have about 1" to 1-1/4" of clearance between brake booster and cover top.
If you're referring to me, I don't have a picture of it in the car. The motor is back out of the car right now so I can finish up some of my bodywork stuff. When I had the motor in the car I didn't try to take off the valve cover but it looked like there was enough room to do it. The valve covers I used are tall, but not as tall as some others like the Edelbrock Elites. Here's a picture of the motor out of the car with the valve covers on it.



These valve covers only come with one hole in each cover so I had to drill out an extra hole in the passenger side valve cover for the oil fill plug.
They're really nice valve covers and only $85 at that.

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Re: Tall Valve covers and Brake booster (70)

are you sure your using an 11" booster? cause mine didnt even come close to fitting, I think itll still be close with a 9" booster

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