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PostSubject: LT1 Centerbolt Valve Covers (Pass Side Notch Workaround)    LT1 Centerbolt Valve Covers (Pass Side Notch Workaround)  Icon_minitimeSat Apr 07, 2012 11:01 pm

Well, I know for those of us with LT1 engines...we had limited options for the valvecovers. You had to get the ones with the "notch" in the front of the passenger side valve cover for proper fitment.

Today I saw proof that you don't have to

1. Reclock the alternator
2. bash the front of the un-notched valvecover with a hammer
3. buy the proper notched passenger valvecover


This guy bought these

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And then removed a touch off the alternator housing....and it fit perfectly. No rubbing, and still room for the ground cable to go behind/underneath (he was using stock size batt cables)

I think I might give this a try and step up to some nicer valvecovers....(since the non notched ones are easier to find)

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PostSubject: Re: LT1 Centerbolt Valve Covers (Pass Side Notch Workaround)    LT1 Centerbolt Valve Covers (Pass Side Notch Workaround)  Icon_minitimeSat Apr 07, 2012 11:19 pm

I love those valve covers. Want a set really badly.
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PostSubject: Re: LT1 Centerbolt Valve Covers (Pass Side Notch Workaround)    LT1 Centerbolt Valve Covers (Pass Side Notch Workaround)  Icon_minitimeSat Apr 07, 2012 11:57 pm

Stingroo wrote:
I love those valve covers. Want a set really badly.

LEE scored those @ the fall autofair show last year - Cheap to. If ya want I can see if I can find you a set when we go in a few weeks
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PostSubject: Re: LT1 Centerbolt Valve Covers (Pass Side Notch Workaround)    LT1 Centerbolt Valve Covers (Pass Side Notch Workaround)  Icon_minitimeSun Apr 08, 2012 12:07 am

Those won't need mods to go onto my car, and I have leaky valve covers anyway.

You've got a PM. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: LT1 Centerbolt Valve Covers (Pass Side Notch Workaround)    LT1 Centerbolt Valve Covers (Pass Side Notch Workaround)  Icon_minitimeSun Apr 08, 2012 2:45 am

sweet covers wish i could find a set with buick on them
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PostSubject: Re: LT1 Centerbolt Valve Covers (Pass Side Notch Workaround)    LT1 Centerbolt Valve Covers (Pass Side Notch Workaround)  Icon_minitimeMon Apr 09, 2012 6:48 pm

What did he use an angle grinder?
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PostSubject: Re: LT1 Centerbolt Valve Covers (Pass Side Notch Workaround)    LT1 Centerbolt Valve Covers (Pass Side Notch Workaround)  Icon_minitimeMon Apr 09, 2012 9:53 pm

That would be the cheapest way.
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PostSubject: Re: LT1 Centerbolt Valve Covers (Pass Side Notch Workaround)    LT1 Centerbolt Valve Covers (Pass Side Notch Workaround)  Icon_minitimeMon Apr 09, 2012 10:00 pm

Sprocket wrote:
What did he use an angle grinder?

Belt sander with a shop vac hose being held right against it
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PostSubject: Re: LT1 Centerbolt Valve Covers (Pass Side Notch Workaround)    LT1 Centerbolt Valve Covers (Pass Side Notch Workaround)  Icon_minitimeWed Sep 18, 2013 2:29 pm


Ok, I'm trying this tonight....I have an extra alternator incase I get too crazy.

hahaa
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PostSubject: Re: LT1 Centerbolt Valve Covers (Pass Side Notch Workaround)    LT1 Centerbolt Valve Covers (Pass Side Notch Workaround)  Icon_minitimeWed Sep 18, 2013 2:51 pm

DOUBLE DOWN!!
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PostSubject: Re: LT1 Centerbolt Valve Covers (Pass Side Notch Workaround)    LT1 Centerbolt Valve Covers (Pass Side Notch Workaround)  Icon_minitimeWed Sep 18, 2013 4:38 pm

I still want these covers.

Crap. Thanks/damn you for reminding me.

*adds to shopping cart for next paycheck*
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PostSubject: Re: LT1 Centerbolt Valve Covers (Pass Side Notch Workaround)    LT1 Centerbolt Valve Covers (Pass Side Notch Workaround)  Icon_minitimeWed Sep 18, 2013 5:27 pm

I like my Impala covers.

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Very Happy

I did have to notch the back of the passenger side to clear the heater core pipes.
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PostSubject: Re: LT1 Centerbolt Valve Covers (Pass Side Notch Workaround)    LT1 Centerbolt Valve Covers (Pass Side Notch Workaround)  Icon_minitimeThu Sep 19, 2013 12:44 pm

Ok.  So I don't usually fail.  But I did last night.

 Shaving the alternator was working.  However, I started to get a little impatient and thought I would juuuust tap out that last little bit of room needed with my ball hammer.  

 FAIL. Don't do that...learn from my stupidity.  

 Another set is already ordered and I will get it right this time.  Sigh.  I might have a friend who might have a friend that TIG Welds.  If so, I will get these fixed and thrown on the Fleetwood.

 Oh, and I also sliced my fingertip (most of they way) off.  2 Stitches...not a good night for team Powell.

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PostSubject: Re: LT1 Centerbolt Valve Covers (Pass Side Notch Workaround)    LT1 Centerbolt Valve Covers (Pass Side Notch Workaround)  Icon_minitimeThu Sep 19, 2013 12:56 pm

Ouch
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PostSubject: Re: LT1 Centerbolt Valve Covers (Pass Side Notch Workaround)    LT1 Centerbolt Valve Covers (Pass Side Notch Workaround)  Icon_minitimeSat Sep 21, 2013 6:57 pm

at least you still have the finger.[positive note]  i ground the alt where the 2 long supports that go to the bearing area and the bolts that come out from inside the alt . i dont know if u can see it in the pic but the one rib that goes to the bearing is mostly gone

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PostSubject: Re: LT1 Centerbolt Valve Covers (Pass Side Notch Workaround)    LT1 Centerbolt Valve Covers (Pass Side Notch Workaround)  Icon_minitimeMon Sep 30, 2013 4:30 pm

Well, you pulled it off mtrhead79!  

 My new valve covers arrived...same maker...but these have a notch.  Lol.  I take it as a sign.  

 Anyhow, there is more than enough room now.  I am trying to get the busted cover fixed up, and I will put it on the Fleetwood.  I want this to work dang-nabbit!  

New valve covers (less than $100 shipped on e-bay)

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PostSubject: Re: LT1 Centerbolt Valve Covers (Pass Side Notch Workaround)    LT1 Centerbolt Valve Covers (Pass Side Notch Workaround)  Icon_minitimeMon Sep 30, 2013 6:36 pm

i hope you did not take remark wrong. just joking around .what if you cut the section out then flipped it over to make the notch. it would take some of the top of the cover and that would be the bottom of the notch. dont know if my desription helps. either way you need a welder as a friend
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PostSubject: Re: LT1 Centerbolt Valve Covers (Pass Side Notch Workaround)    LT1 Centerbolt Valve Covers (Pass Side Notch Workaround)  Icon_minitimeMon Sep 30, 2013 8:24 pm

No, I was just saying it's good to know someone else pulled it off (using the non notch). Yeah, I know what you are saying and I might have a guy who knows a guy...lol
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PostSubject: Re: LT1 Centerbolt Valve Covers (Pass Side Notch Workaround)    LT1 Centerbolt Valve Covers (Pass Side Notch Workaround)  Icon_minitimeMon Sep 30, 2013 9:11 pm

You might want to clear them, they corrode fairly quick. At least mine did in the areas I couldn't get to get sealer on which is most of the sides. Mine have gotten bad enough that I am considering getting replacements rather that trying to polish mine.
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PostSubject: Re: LT1 Centerbolt Valve Covers (Pass Side Notch Workaround)    LT1 Centerbolt Valve Covers (Pass Side Notch Workaround)  Icon_minitimeMon Sep 30, 2013 10:38 pm

Why not just clock the alternator? Any rebuilder can do that in 15 minutes, and replace the bearings if you give him an extra 10.
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PostSubject: Re: LT1 Centerbolt Valve Covers (Pass Side Notch Workaround)    LT1 Centerbolt Valve Covers (Pass Side Notch Workaround)  Icon_minitimeMon Sep 30, 2013 10:51 pm

Who rebuilds alternators? I'm not close to Mexico or China...

Id like to learn though
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PostSubject: Re: LT1 Centerbolt Valve Covers (Pass Side Notch Workaround)    LT1 Centerbolt Valve Covers (Pass Side Notch Workaround)  Icon_minitimeMon Sep 30, 2013 11:40 pm

Well, doing a Google Search for "[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]" turned up:

Hugh Mull's Rebuilders
Instel Power Services
All charged Up

Darby Electric is another possibility but I didn't find too much crossover between automotive/truck and industrial, at least in who I've dealt with. You lose nothing by calling them though.

I know not all of these are close, but this is the flavor of what you'd be looking for.
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PostSubject: Re: LT1 Centerbolt Valve Covers (Pass Side Notch Workaround)    LT1 Centerbolt Valve Covers (Pass Side Notch Workaround)  Icon_minitimeTue Oct 01, 2013 8:07 pm

I rebuilt one for my Trans Am while stationed in Germany. The rebuild kit was much cheaper than a new Alt.

My soldering sucks but the Alt was still working years later when I sold the car.
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PostSubject: Re: LT1 Centerbolt Valve Covers (Pass Side Notch Workaround)    LT1 Centerbolt Valve Covers (Pass Side Notch Workaround)  Icon_minitimeTue Oct 01, 2013 9:19 pm

The CS144 in these cars does not require any soldering as far as I can remember. You do need a press to get the bearings in and out of the casings, and the order of the diode components in the rear is critical but not difficult.
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PostSubject: Re: LT1 Centerbolt Valve Covers (Pass Side Notch Workaround)    LT1 Centerbolt Valve Covers (Pass Side Notch Workaround)  Icon_minitimeWed Oct 02, 2013 8:07 pm

when i had mine apart to powder coat it it came aprt nice just be carefull you dont strip the alt housing when you tighten the guts down i stripped one hole. i dont have a bolt in that place so far so good. you need a little nail or small rod to hold the brushes back until the  1\2 with the armature is put in place then bolt the 2 halves together and remove the pin or nail to release the brushes. here is a pic you can see the hole in the brushes the pin would slid in to hold them back
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PostSubject: Re: LT1 Centerbolt Valve Covers (Pass Side Notch Workaround)    LT1 Centerbolt Valve Covers (Pass Side Notch Workaround)  Icon_minitimeWed Oct 02, 2013 8:59 pm

A straightened paper clip is perfect for holding the brushes in place.
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