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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old Jul 4th, 19, 7:54 PM Thread Starter
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BBC Valve Cover Studs & Anti Seize For Aluminum Heads?

I'm going to install ARP stainless steel valve cover studs in my ZZ427 aluminum heads. Should I use anti seize on these studs or is this a place that doesn't require it? As a side note, I'll be putting on chrome stamped steel "cheater" vc's to clear the roller rockers but people tell me I can use the regular Fel-Pro 1635 silicone gaskets with no clearance issues.
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Re: BBC Valve Cover Studs & Anti Seize For Aluminum Heads?

The anti seize wouldn't be a bad idea to protect the 2 dissimilar metals from reacting to each other.

Let us know the outcome with the valve covers. I'm growing tired of my current set and the ones I want are over $600.00. Probably won't go that route as I also like the stock chrome valve cover look too.
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Re: BBC Valve Cover Studs & Anti Seize For Aluminum Heads?

Thanks, Al. Sounds like we're swapping; I'm going from the black ZZ427 covers, which I hear are really expensive, to the stock type chrome. I got the taller ones to clear the rollers.
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which roller rockers and which loc-adjusters??

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Re: BBC Valve Cover Studs & Anti Seize For Aluminum Heads?

ebay those covers. some are bringing the big bux.

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Re: BBC Valve Cover Studs & Anti Seize For Aluminum Heads?

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which roller rockers and which loc-adjusters??

I don't know; it's a stock ZZ427 so whatever Chevy uses.


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ebay those covers. some are bringing the big bux.

I actually bought them back in February (before I even had the car) on ebay from newyorkrestomod. Covers, gaskets (I'm going to use Fel-Pro 1635's instead), breather, oil cap, bolts (I'm going to use ARP studs instead), PCV, grommets, and wire looms for $99.95 delivered. The quality of the covers and chrome looks pretty good.
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I don't know; it's a stock ZZ427 so whatever Chevy uses.





I actually bought them back in February (before I even had the car) on ebay from newyorkrestomod. Covers, gaskets (I'm going to use Fel-Pro 1635's instead), breather, oil cap, bolts (I'm going to use ARP studs instead), PCV, grommets, and wire looms for $99.95 delivered. The quality of the covers and chrome looks pretty good.
He means to sell your 427 covers on ebay. You already have the covers I like, but they are to expensive for me. I'd have to eat soup for years to get those.
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He means to sell your 427 covers on ebay.



OH. Ha Ha, I missed that completely.
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Let us know the outcome with the valve covers. I'm growing tired of my current set and the ones I want are over $600.00. Probably won't go that route as I also like the stock chrome valve cover look too.



I haven't forgotten this thread; I've been going back-and-forth, trying to decide whether to change them. Like Al, I like the chrome valve cover look, but I also like the ZZ's that are on there. On other notes, the ZZ's are on there, so I save the work of changing them, and they don't leak at all. Also, with the chrome covers, I'd be constantly telling folks it IS a 427 and not a dressed up 396. Of course, there is nothing wrong with a 396 if that's what is was. For now, I guess I'll leave well enough alone.
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They're nice Rick! ( and here I am coveting a set of those ugly, flash chromed, dimpled ones that the Corvette guys pay $400 for, because that's how ours looked as new!)

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I'm going to install ARP stainless steel valve cover studs in my ZZ427 aluminum heads. Should I use anti seize on these studs or is this a place that doesn't require it? As a side note, I'll be putting on chrome stamped steel "cheater" vc's to clear the roller rockers but people tell me I can use the regular Fel-Pro 1635 silicone gaskets with no clearance issues.
Just to let you know you can use those covers if you like with roller rockers and even girdles. I have a number of customers that really like the "look"?

We've done a few of the BBC's on the mech-roller platform with (I believe) the same valve covers with some H/Sharp roller rockers AND Comp's stud girdles, takes a bit of extra machining but when it's done you'll never know the girdles are there! Even the push-in breathers cleared with the grommets!

Thanks, Gary in N.Y.

P.S. To answer your posted question, simply use some Permatex on the V/C stud bottoms. Not a big deal!
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Just to let you know you can use those covers if you like with roller rockers and even girdles. I have a number of customers that really like the "look"?

We've done a few of the BBC's on the mech-roller platform with (I believe) the same valve covers with some H/Sharp roller rockers AND Comp's stud girdles, takes a bit of extra machining but when it's done you'll never know the girdles are there! Even the push-in breathers cleared with the grommets!

Thanks, Gary in N.Y.

P.S. To answer your posted question, simply use some Permatex on the V/C stud bottoms. Not a big deal!
Those covers don't work with Crane stud girdles, I know I tried.
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