Gotta question regarding TALL Covers and the 1968 Torino. I have noted how close valve covers (stock)are to the firewall with the cars current (yet not stock 351C) that's in the car. I have also noted close tolerance with cars with the 428CJ in them.
My issue is this. I have all but decided to build a 351W I have...and save the 351C for another car in the future. I will be opting for Roller Rockers regardless of what engine I use...and I'm concerned with clearance involving the forward lip of the firewall. Will Tall valve covers clear with a 351W ?
Next issue is clearance of tall valve covers when I elect to go with a complete power steering system (OEM Style)...will Tall Valve Covers clear with that involved? The car has standard un-power assisted drum brakes at present (Yuck)
FYI...the major reason for going with the W instead of the 351C is accesory mesh..as I add power options like brakes and steering from a 351W Powered 1969 model...I see no point in having to fabricate more than I need too by sticking with the 351c that's in it...and still requires being rebuilt at present
2000 Crown Victoria (Performance and Handling Package.
1994 SVT Ford F-150 Lightning
1988 Turbo Coupe Thunderbird (5-Speed)
1988 Crown Victoria Police Package (Modified to the max)
1968 Torino GT (Fastback) 351C 4V with B&M C6 Tranny
[This message has been edited by Lightning Fast Fords (edited 04-10-2005).]