Thread: [1968] Checks under valve covers
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Old 11/22/2016, 08:01 PM   #1
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Checks under valve covers

I've got a leaky valve cover gasket that I'm going to replace. While I've got the valve covers off I thought I'd do a little checking on the health of the valve train, cam, etc. The engine seems plenty healthy (great compression, etc) but I'd like to check what I can with the valve covers off...

So, any suggestions what to look for while I've got the covers off?

Also, does anyone know the stock cam specs (lift, durations, LSA, etc) for a stock 1968 J-code 302 engine? The previous owner did a ~stock engine rebuild but I don't know what cam might have been used. I'd like to check things like lift and LSA while I've got the covers off and compare them to stock #'s.


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