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Thread: The MEG (My 86 LTD Crown Victoria Coupe)

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    I assume taller valve covers in turn require a spacer for the upper intake which is where the hood clearance issue comes into play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arquemann View Post
    How do you run into hood clearance issues with valve covers?
    Simple. Tall valve covers don't allow upper intake to clear without a spacer. Any more height and I was definitely running into issues. The Lightning/tubular upper is the lowest profile and the linkages would not clear those tall valve covers, whereas the Explorer is taller but would definitely hit the hood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 86VickyLX View Post
    Simple. Tall valve covers don't allow upper intake to clear without a spacer. Any more height and I was definitely running into issues. The Lightning/tubular upper is the lowest profile and the linkages would not clear those tall valve covers, whereas the Explorer is taller but would definitely hit the hood.
    Yeah now I see, also those two nubs on the underside of the intake.
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    As I found out; tall valve covers won't tuck under the wiper motor cover when swapping in a 351W; at least in my case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by packman View Post
    As I found out; tall valve covers won't tuck under the wiper motor cover when swapping in a 351W; at least in my case.

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    That was one other thing I was concerned about. It was a tight fit as it was.

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