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  1. Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57
    I've had a leak on my 235 valve lifter cover. I ended up putting a rubber "Real Gasket" on this weekend, and there was still a small leak. I had tried to flatten out the dimples at the sometime over tightened bolts. Our friend Dragsix provided another cover which is in much better shape than my...
  2. Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57
    I've gone through the break-in period for my rebuilt 235 engine. I have the bypass filter, and had installed the Fram C4P from one of the major vendors. The top/body gasket was not wide enough so reused the wider original gasket. I had to clamp the top down really tight to keep from leaking...
  3. Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57
    For years I've been living with what I assumed to be a rear main seal leak. Not a lot of oil, but enough to warrant a drip pan in the garage. Since the Gen 1 small blocks have been know for this issue for as long as I can remember, I assumed that this was the problem. While lying under the...
  4. Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57
    Trying to stop by valve covers from leaking... Any recommendations on vavle cover gaskets? Cork? rubber? How about bolts vs. wing nuts? How can you get the torque correct with wing nuts? I've also noticed that there are perimeter hold downs availble vs. the small retainers. Thanks, Pete
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