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Max wedge rockers hitting 4 bolt valve cover baffles - pics for posterity


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Jan 15, 2020
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Okeechobee, Florida
I'll be trimming the baffles for clearance, see attached pics for posterity for future reference. This a 0.570 lift solid roller and Isky ductile iron rockers.

Chuck (snook)







You may want to use valve cover spacers instead of damaging your valve covers.
You may want to use valve cover spacers instead of damaging your valve covers.
I thought about that but these 4 bolt covers are already prone to leakage and these are not the specific MW valve covers, just generic early 4 hole units so I don't feel bad modifying them. If they were the real deal I wouldn't cut them.

Chuck (snook)
Could you just glue together two thick cork gaskets.
You could buy some .125 thick gasket material and cut your
own with a stock gasket for a template
Do you have the original adjusters on the rockers? I have seen many that were replaced with longer threads. Do you have any pictures?
Had to take a second look. They're just hitting the baffle. Easy fix, remove the baffle.

If your using a PCV valve there, there's a baffle insert you can use. My Cal Customs didn't have a baffle. I found one of these, I think on Summit.


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Not going to be using a PCV valve, yeah the baffle is going bye bye.

Chuck (snook)
I run the 1968 valve covers on my big block with offset Mopar intake rockers and Crane Gold on the exhaust. I had similar issues with the baffles in them, but I wasn't interested in cutting them so I took a torch and warmed the areas they touched and tapped those spots in with a ball peen hammer. Personally I wouldn't cut the baffles out. They are there for a reason.

I ran 6 bolt M/Ts on 4 bolt Max wedges and they sealed great.