This weekend I am going to change the valve cover gaskets on my 1974 Scout II (345ci). The car was equipped with a smog pump, but it has been de-smogged. I read somewhere (I cannot find where I read this after searching again) that a good mod is to cut the part of the power steering bracket off that hangs over the valve cover. Is that a good or bad idea? What else can this portion be used for (on board air?) And finally, does this mod make it easier to remove the valve covers?