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    Can some one give me a safe way to remove stuck valve covers from a 56' V8. I am afraid I will bend or warp them if I pry too hard. Want to adjust valves and replace the gromets. Help![xx(]

  • #2
    After removing the nuts (I've seen someone trying without doing that[V]), use a rubber mallet or deadblow on the corners. PB Blaster may help but I don't know if you could get it to penetrate under the lip of the ROCKER ARM COVER.
    "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

    Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
    Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
    sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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    • #3
      NOT a valve cover...

      Matthew Burnette, the 16 year old Stude nut.
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      • #4
        Quite likely, it's those grommets that are stuck. I think if you pry at the front end you won't do any damage.

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        • #5
          Some things do tend to stick on a Stude after 50 years or so...
          (we had to replace the most-likely-original tires on my 51 dump truck, with split rims! There are worse things...)

          Matthew Burnette, the 16 year old Stude nut.
          South Georgia Chapter Newsletter Editor
          63 Daytona HT (project)
          51 2R16 dump truck (yes, I won the raffle)
          52 Commander Starliner (basket case)(will trade for another Stude <g&gt
          MANY more Studes in the family and a few parts cars.
          Click my name and check out "Links".

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          • #6
            Wedge a screwdriver under the cover and pry against the waterpump flange to free the front, then work the screwdriver down the sides. (did it just today)

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            • #7
              MBSTUDE-- Rocker arm cover, and it is still stuck

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              • #8
                Screw drivers seem to work great for us. Just put a leetle more effort on it. Make sure you start on the front though and work your way back. (as JDP said)

                Matthew Burnette, the 16 year old Stude nut.
                South Georgia Chapter Newsletter Editor
                63 Daytona HT (project)
                51 2R16 dump truck (yes, I won the raffle)
                52 Commander Starliner (basket case)(will trade for another Stude <g&gt
                MANY more Studes in the family and a few parts cars.
                Click my name and check out "Links".

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                • #9
                  Whats wrong with "valve cover"? It cover the valves...and the rocker arms, and the springs, and the keepers, and the valve seals, and some head bolts, you might say valve guides too! [8D]

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                  • #10
                    Hey, Randy, where ya been? Still haven't gotten up early enough for breakfast?[)]
                    "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

                    Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
                    Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
                    sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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                    • #11
                      quote:Originally posted by 55pres

                      Whats wrong with "valve cover"? It cover the valves...and the rocker arms, and the springs, and the keepers, and the valve seals, and some head bolts, you might say valve guides too! [8D]

                      1955 President

                      Location: Central PA
                      Job: Student @ Penn State
                      Love of Studebakers?: High
                      I'm with you! Let's call 'em "S1A1/oblong/molded/stud & nut retained/keep the oil in/keep the dirt & weather out/breather mountable/removable/valve train/metallic/cover"?! []

                      It CAN get worse! There's some [8]s who would correct ya for referring to that thing under the hood as a "motor"! Yeah! No Lie!!!! The Marines had "perfect" nomenclatures for everything too. In fact I still remember, "THIS is my rifle, THIS is my gun, THIS is for fighting, THIS is for fun!" Ahh.... No wonder I miss the Marines.......<LMAO>

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                      • #12
                        Thanks alot to all. I did as you said and covers came off. Now to find a way to clean them so I dont have a big mess.[xx(]

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                        • #13
                          Rockne and Matthew,I always say valve covers too...

                          Since you've corrected us, I'm sure you never say bolt or screw- always "threaded fastener", right?



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                          • #14
                            Actually, I still usually call them valve covers, though I've been told that's whats on the side of the Lhead. I just get a kick out of the hornets.
                            "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

                            Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
                            Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
                            sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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                            • #15
                              I was just being a little sarcastic. I call them valve covers too.

                              Matthew Burnette, the 16 year old Stude nut.
                              South Georgia Chapter Newsletter Editor
                              63 Daytona HT (project)
                              51 2R16 dump truck (yes, I won the raffle)
                              52 Commander Starliner (basket case)(will trade for another Stude <g&gt
                              MANY more Studes in the family and a few parts cars.
                              Click my name and check out "Links".

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