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#1 SoCalTA

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Posted 2 weeks ago

Hey guys....

 

I wanted to see if anyone has specific feedback on the Canton valve covers and if anyone has a Canton road racing oil pan?  The first is to overcome the problem with the 1.6 RR hitting the underside of the current valve covers.

 

The second question is related to my possibly using the car for some open track, road racing.

 

As always any input is appreciated.

 

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#2 Injuneer

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Posted 2 weeks ago

Did you trim the center bolt support gussets on the stock valve covers?  I've got Comp Cams Pro-Magnum 1.6’s, on a solid roller cam with   0.590” gross lift on intake and exhaust, and no problem with the trimmed stock covers.  
 

Only complaints I’ve seen over the past 20 years on the Canton oil pan is leaks, sloppy fabrication.  No idea about the suitability for road racing.  The stock LT1 oil pan has proven itself adequate for drag racing.  I run a stock pan.  Buddy of mine ran stock pan on an 1,125 HP 97 30th Anniversary SS, and was happy he only wrecked a stock pan when he dropped the car hard a couple times, from a 3-ft wheelstand.  Cheap to replace...... :D


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#3 SoCalTA

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Posted 2 weeks ago

Thanks Fred ..

 

I guess I am confused . the conflict is in the height of the RR stud and it hitting the underside of the valve cover.  You can see little circle etching when you look at the underside of the vc's and if you look at the retaining stud you see where it is impacting ... not sure how removing the items you mentioned would resolve what looks to be a height/clearance issue ..

 

thanks for the insight..






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