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This is a discussion on valve covers within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I'm almost finished with my 383 ls6 and another problem has occurred. My roller rockers hit the valve covers more ...

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    I'm almost finished with my 383 ls6 and another problem has occurred. My roller rockers hit the valve covers more than a little strategic grinding can fix. Has anyone else encountered this problem? Does anyone know of covers that retain the stock coil positions but are taller? Is there such a thing as a cover shim? Any input is as always greatly appreciated.

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    UMI Performance sells 1/2" spacers for your stock valve covers

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    Beat me to it

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    Simple as that. Thanks guys.

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    I wonder if my plug wires will be too short now?

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    Might be tight, if they are you might need to look into truck wires

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    Your stock wires will not fit. I would go with the MSD 8.5mm custom kit. You can build your own wires to the lenght you need and it is a nice upgrade from stock wires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2002ssslp View Post
    Your stock wires will not fit. I would go with the MSD 8.5mm custom kit. You can build your own wires to the lenght you need and it is a nice upgrade from stock wires.
    got a link?

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    What roller rockers? If they're Harland Sharps or Scorpions, you should take them off now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ls1camino View Post
    What roller rockers? If they're Harland Sharps or Scorpions, you should take them off now.
    really? why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 383ls6 View Post
    really? why?
    Harland Sharps are heavy (heavier than stock) and put unecessary stress on the valvetrain. Do a search on Tech, you'll find many horror stories about them...usually resulting in dropped valves and destroyed engines.

    Scorpions have a tendancy to break. There was a member on here that had three different ones break.

    There are plenty of 8 second track cars that are running stock LS1 rockers. I would suggest getting the Trunion Upgrade from Comp Cams though, Allows for a fuller range of motion and replaces the bearings that have a lot of miles on them.

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    [QUOTE=383ls6;2704244]got a link?[/QUOTE
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    I think this should get you in the right area.

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    [QUOTE=2002ssslp;2704282]
    Quote Originally Posted by 383ls6 View Post
    got a link?[/QUOTE
    MSD Ignition Products
    I think this should get you in the right area.
    appreciate it.

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