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Old 07-16-2015, 03:42 AM   #1
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Building a motor, edelbrock heads, 1.6 roller rockers, 6.7 pushrods(used length checking tool for size) but the valve covers I have don't fit and am looking for a set tall enough to clear but short enough to clear intake. The only ones I've been able to find that are taller are for carb motors. Any info would help, kind of at a stand still
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Old 07-16-2015, 01:24 PM   #2
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I know that if you use intake spacers you can run the carb'd tall valve covers. I know that TrickFlow makes a tall cover that will fit EFI motors....not sure what the number is............give them a call.
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Old 07-17-2015, 02:10 PM   #3
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Why don't they fit....rocker arms?


I used the standard trick flows to clear my Comp Gold 1.6. The tall covers cause problems with the intake. Then you get a spacer and make the intake runners longer which I hate.


6.7 inches seems a big long for Edelbrock heads.
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Hopefully he used a solid checking lifter when he did the pushrods.

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Why don't they fit....rocker arms?


I used the standard trick flows to clear my Comp Gold 1.6. The tall covers cause problems with the intake. Then you get a spacer and make the intake runners longer which I hate.


6.7 inches seems a big long for Edelbrock heads.
I thought 302's were 5.8".............my 408 with TrickFlow R heads used 6.7 Trend's and I had 1.6 Comp roller rockers. I just had to grind the breather stands off the underside.................wonder if he is using solid rollers?
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I think he may have used a regular hyd lifter when he checked... Hope not.

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Usually with trickflow heads the pushrods are usually in the 6.7 range as it is not like its inline brothers. With other heads and cams it ranges alot more.

Like Scotty said I hope the OP made a solid lifter.

Also with the trickflow valve covers they didn't have a breather hole or baffle. I got to drill my hole anywhere but I installed a catch can so it didn't matter.

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Found the problem with the valve covers. Stock ones fit, I had a pair that I thought were stock size that I tried while mocking up but they weren't. They had three threaded holes that stuck out of the inside. Threw stock ones on for ****s and giggles and they fit. The Edelbrock heads have the 7/16 studs, tried using stock length pushrods and were way to short. So you don't check the length with the lifters you'll be using? This is my first complete motor build, just trying to get it done the right way. Sorry couldn't log on to mustang evolution on my phone. Thank you for all the info.
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Here is a good read....Adjusting Stud Mount Rockers - and checking pushrod length
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You cant use hydraulic lifters to check length because they collapse when dry. They only pump up when the engine is running. You need a solid checking lifter or you will have a wildly inaccurate measurement.

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Thanks bud, guess I needa regroup a little, done a lot of reading and watched a lot of videos about pushrod length etc. any other info on 302 builds appreciated. Started out as a bare block that I didn't take apart, and it's my first time fully assembling a short/long block myself.
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Look at the link I sent you.


Good luck and keep us posted.
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Will forsure let you know how it goes. It's not popping up as a link, I can't get the me app to work so I'm just on the internet.
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That link he posted is the correct method and using stud mounted rockers is SO much easier than pedestal. I would only use pedestal rockers in an application where they had to be used.
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