hey fokls, I kinda burried this question in a somewhat unrelated post, so here it is again.
I got my stainless steel, center bolt valve covers last Monday - they're gorgious, even have a red bowtie on each of 'em! Anyway, I was looking at my O.E. covers last week and noticed that the A/C compressor bracket sort-of pins down the valve cover between itself (the bracket, it kinda has a lip on the back of it) and the heads.
The question is do I have to remove the compressor and bracket just to get the old cover off? Keep in mind its a 350 Vortec, so there isn't very much room to work with in the first place.
My other question is in regard to the breather on the passenger side. From the factor, there is no breather filter, it draws air through a tube from the intake that they stuffed into the wheel well. I have since installed the K&N GenII filtercharger, but this system also draws air from the same intake that feeds the the rest of the engine. My concern is that if I put a breather filter on it, the computer may not like the change in air qty, flow, pressure, whatever (the breather hose drawing air from the main intake is AFTER the Mass Airflow Sensor)!
Anyway, if anyone has worked on Vortecs, lemme know what you think!