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    Lifter valley screens, added safety for catching broken valve train pieces, but will they stay put? Is the epoxy the comes with the kits, good enough to keep it in place?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sleekcrafter View Post
    Lifter valley screens, added safety for catching broken valve train pieces, but will they stay put? Is the epoxy the comes with the kits, good enough to keep it in place?
    clean the block real well and they will stay put. if they dont, they are edible.

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    We just clean the block real good and use JB weld. Have never had a problem with our valley scavenge screens coming out even after years of heat and abuse. I used the same method to screen the valley in my BBC, no problems after the first year of use. Look just like they did when new.
    Not sure about the epoxy that comes with a kit as I made my own screens.

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    Same here, I made my own screens and used JB weld. Still in there after years of use. Trick is get the block real clean.

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    Getting it clean is not a problem,I just want something thats going to last. Thanks for the reply's

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    This is the shit that killed Elvis...Been in my big engine since '98...Good Stuff...Got torn down every 3 years...Still HARD AS WOODPECKERS LIPS...Wouldnt use anything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warp Speed View Post
    We just clean the block real good and use JB weld. Have never had a problem with our valley scavenge screens coming out even after years of heat and abuse. I used the same method to screen the valley in my BBC, no problems after the first year of use. Look just like they did when new.
    Not sure about the epoxy that comes with a kit as I made my own screens.
    what screen did you use? material and size?
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    Woodpecker Lips? I don't even wanna know....

    Okay, I'll bite, what are people using to get the blocks super clean so the epoxy will stick? Brakeclean, Laquer Thinner???

    Thanks.....john

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    You could always do a little machining and bolt one in.
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    thats pretty cool wette vette as long as it stays put. I used JB weld and have had no issues. Had a magnet come loose using JB but it was a prep issue i think?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WETTE VETTE View Post
    You could always do a little machining and bolt one in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrork View Post
    Woodpecker Lips? I don't even wanna know....

    Okay, I'll bite, what are people using to get the blocks super clean so the epoxy will stick? Brakeclean, Laquer Thinner???

    Thanks.....john
    My first reach would be for the acetone bottle. Absolutely no residue left on the iron.
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    An issue bolting, the screens, and not epoxying the screens, could the screen come apart on the edges?

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    I tried a Moroso kit on the Dart 540 I am just finishing up, after using a different brand for years. I was always afraid of the epoxy in the other kit, never seemed to be enough to do a good job, and the stuff had little dried blue lumps in the stuff most of the time.

    The epoxy that came in the Moroso kit not only mixed up real smooth and "clean" looking, there was more than enough to secure all the screens.


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