Valve cover removal 79Z

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  1. GPN

    GPN Veteran Member

    Oct 5, 2016
    Need to replace my valve cover gaskets. Removal of drivers side cover looks simple, but a lot of obstruction on passenger side. Any suggestions and/or video would be welcome. (small block 350 origional)
  2. RS1979

    RS1979 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Jun 18, 2013
    Memphis, TN
    The only way to do it is to remove whatever you have to to get to the 4 bolts.
  3. Green hornet

    Green hornet Veteran Member

    Oct 11, 2015
    North Bay, CA
    Label things with masking tape and a sharpie so you know where they go when putting it back to gether. Take photos also. Good luck, it's not that bad of a job.
  4. Gary S

    Gary S Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

    Apr 14, 1999
    Bismarck, North Dakota
    Whatever is in the way has to go first. If you have A/C, your pain gets much worse. You get punished for having A/C every time you look under the hood.
    Without A/C, you can likely just remove the covers without removing much else except the air cleaner.
  5. Zspoiler

    Zspoiler Veteran Member

    May 6, 2012
    Federal Way, Washington
    Just move the brackets out of the way.
  6. GPN

    GPN Veteran Member

    Oct 5, 2016
    Brackets on driver side-A/C. Lotta stuff on passenger side, not even sure what it all is. But it has to be moveable I guess. Tnx

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