12-point Valve Cover Stud Kit by ARP®. To ensure proper sealing of valve covers, ARP manufactures a variety of special application-specific bolt and stud kits. Many professional engine builders prefer to use studs because of their ability to properly position the gasket and guide the cover into position. ARP offers studs and bolts in a choice of chrome moly steel with a Black Oxide finish or stainless steel. You have a choice between conventional hex head bolts and nuts or compact, 12-point designs. The nuts feature a wide base for better load distribution and sealing, while the compact head is easily accessed. Stud kits come complete with nuts and washers, while bolt kits are shipped with the required flat washers. The engineers at ARP spent quite a bit of time developing these highly effective, unique oil pan studs. They’re designed to make it as easy as possible to install a pan and seal it properly. You’ll note that the studs have a radiused bullet nose that serves to locate the pan rails, then allow the nuts to be easily installed without the worry of cross-threading. For those who prefer bolts, ARP’s got you covered, too.
- Fits Following Engines: Chevy Small Block
- Fits Following Engines: Chevy Big Block
- Designed to unlock more performance out of your vehicle
- Deliver a reasonable balance of strength and durability
- Premium construction built with unmatched quality standards
- Ensure smooth, reliable operation and long-lasting service
ARP® was established back in 1968 by Gary Holzapfel who was passionate about creating reliable fasteners for the automotive industry. The company's dedication to total customer satisfaction has allowed it to grow from a garage workshop into a leading source for high quality fastening solutions. Today with five operational entities located in Southern California and a combined area of more than 200,000 square feet, ARP stands ready to provide customers with virtually every fastener found in an engine and driveline. The brand's product list ranges from high performance OEM replacement parts to specialty hardware for racing and marine applications.