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by JHV8 » Fri May 17, 2019 3:32 pm

Are the Jensen valve covers small block “Square hole” Chevy covers or earlier “Staggered hole” Chevy covers?
I've got a Rover V8 in my Jensen-Healey and I found a company that does adapters but the choice is as above.
16 valves but 4 extra pistons.

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by Keith » Fri May 17, 2019 8:19 pm

I've never seen Chevy valve covers in a Jensen. Please elaborate.
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by JHV8 » Sat May 18, 2019 5:03 pm

Keith wrote:I've never seen Chevy valve covers in a Jensen. Please elaborate.

you have Chevy 383 or 440 engines in Interceptors don’t you? The jensen valve covers were put on after the engines were delivered so they must have a Chevy bolt pattern. According to the adapter supplier there are two types staggered or square.
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by Dion » Sat May 18, 2019 7:16 pm

The 383 and 440 are Chrysler, not Chevrolet.
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