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Black Valve Covers

Anyone out there in GTO land running a set of Pontiac or Edelbrock black die-cast aluminum or steel valve covers?
Would you be willing to post a picture or 2?
My '69 came with a set of engraved Tin Indian aluminum covers and I am tired of the look, so thinking of changing to something different.

These are the 2 options that I am trying to choose between:

https://www.summitracing.com/int/par...w/make/pontiac


https://www.summitracing.com/int/par...w/make/pontiac

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I've never owned either.

But, unless price is a consideration, the Pontiac covers win, hands down.

The only thing the E-covers have going is that they're cheaper. IMO

This article has pics of a Bird with the Pontiac covers.

http://www.hotrod.com/articles/randy...-like-ferrari/
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Nice!
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Ok, so I have decided to go with the Summit Racing Pontiac die-cast aluminum black valve covers, as well as a black Edelbrock aluminum breather on one side. My current set up. with the Tin Indian covers, has an aluminum breather on the passenger side and an aluminum oil-fill cap on the drivers side.

So here's my question: can I run 2 aluminum breathers, simply using one of them as an oil fill access when needed? Is it generally considered more 'correct' to use only one valve cover breather? Am I about to create unnecessary problems?

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2 breathers are better than 1. IMO
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Joe - keep in mind these covers don't clear most roller rockers.
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Joe - keep in mind these covers don't clear most roller rockers.


Still running old-school stock, thanks man


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