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very easy. 4 bolts hold the cover down. They are around 4 inches long and have threads only at the end. (large space between top of cover and actual section it threads into).

There will likely be a few things bolted to the top of it, like a carburetor, ignition wire harness... Just unbolt them and move out of the way. Don't pull the bolts all the way out, the threads will damage the gaskets that seal the bolts.

The cover comes straight up. Be careful not to get any dirt into the exposed camshaft and rocker arms...

The gasket is u shaped and stuck onto the valve cover itself. Clean both surfaces and run a thin layer of oil or gasket sealer across the new gasket with your finger before you put the cover back on. Check the bolt gaskets as well (4 rubber washers set into the valve cover) Set it in place and hand thread the bolts into the header as much as you can before using a wrench. Careful not to cross thread, torque to about 10-15 lbs per foot. (basically hand tight and a quarter turn more. Don't over tighten or you'll break the bolt seals, or even possibly cause header damage.

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