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Old 03-29-2012, 12:59 PM
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Removing valve covers on '79 S&S ???

So I began what I thought would be an easy job and realized that 2 of the lower valve cover bolts can't be reached without removing the exhaust manifolds??? I feel like there has to be some way to get these off without removing manifolds....any advice?

I bought a flexible 1/4 drive extension which I'm going to try but any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 03-29-2012, 01:50 PM
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78 Valve Covers

I was able to do it with a 1/4" drive a couple extensions and an adapter (forget the name). but its like a wobble link but allows 90 degree movement. Did it without taking the manfolds off. (when I put cast aluminum finned valve covers on... Good luck!

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Old 03-29-2012, 02:47 PM
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1/4 drive with an extension and a universal joint will get the job done.
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