valve cover

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  1. ronaldg

    ronaldg Member

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    I am thinking about buying an affenhauser valve cover for my 54 and up 235 ingine. And would like to buy the cover without the 2 stud holes that they show in the catalog, so will it be possible, I guess the real question is if my stock chev valve cover doesnt have the 2 stud holes, witch valve cover do i order.
     
  2. Kens 50 PU

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    Ron, look at the casting number on the head and figure out what year it is. Then it will be a piece of cake. The later heads will have 4 stovebolts holding the valve cover in place.
     
  3. ronaldg

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    4 bolts

    mine has the 4 stove bolts holding it on but all the offy valve covers i see have the studs up the middle. can i buy without the studs and where
     
  4. Thunder54

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    Cast aluminum valve covers

    What the sales folks don't tell you until you have received you new cover and are ready to install it:

    1.) the cast aluminum cover is the same outside size as the edge of the flange on your stock 235 valve cover. This means in order to clear your thermostat housing, you will need a spacer about 3/8" thick, maybe 1/4" will do between the head and the thermostat housing. Patrick will sell you one.

    2.) There is a stud kit complete with chrome acorn nuts (Patrick) for converting your 235 valve cover to mount like a 216. You will also want to use the 216 valve cover gasket for this new aluminum valve cover.

    The set up is shiney, but not quite as simple as it looks installed.

    Jim
     

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  5. ronaldg

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    So do all 235 ingines newer or older take the same offenhauser valve cover.
     
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    Couldn't You Just

    Notch it like the originals did ? .
     
  7. Thunder54

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    Not notched?

    I bought my aluminum cover from Patrick. When I bumped into trouble, I called him up. He sent me the spacer. He did not charge for the spacer.

    Simple enough except I also had to realign my alternator bracket.

    I don't think the Wayne Repop aluminum cover is thick enough to notch and make work. I did not measure it.

    Jim
     

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