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Does anybody run these valve covers. I am cleaning, sanding, more cleaning and more sanding these valve covers getting them ready for painting. Just wondering if anyone runs these, how well they seal with the a good basket. I am thinking of
replacing the standard blue ones on my 455, as I have a slight leak at the valve cover and need to redo the gaskets.

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I have run the old Cal Custom finned aluminum covers. Because they don't bend like the steel ones, they seal really well. I'm running the stock chrome ones these days, though.
 

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Cool thanks I will post some pics after painting them and get them installed

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I have a set of M/T that I bought at a swap for cheap. They are on the wall now but could come down soon. I wonder how they would come out with a powdercoat job?;)
 

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I've also seen them powdercoated, except for the top of the ribs, the top flat rectangle, an the M/T....they are all flat and level, and polish just those parts....very cool and nostalgic looking.
 

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Okay I got my covers painted I used VHT wrinkle plus 350 paint. Three coats and I think they look fantastic. I was thinking about sanding the letters and gills to aluminum finish for some contrast but I am liking the black on black a lot more as that is more my style. Now just waiting on the gaskets from summit. Hope to get them installed this week.

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Nice buy.....I'm waiting for word on a set of Billet-Tek covers from Tin Indian...I have "special needs" or would grab up a set of finned aluminum covers........:cheers
 

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make sure they do not send the 5 bolt ones, those are not Pontiac (pic1)...pic 3 are the Pontiacs 4 bolts...nice covers, looking for a good deal on some M/T's myself.
 

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And I thought I was the only one that noticed that... lol.... I have a pair of M/T's myself. They're a pain in the rectum to clean. I'm going to opt for a set of chrome Edelbrock covers. Their basic, easy to clean style. Haven't looked real close, but it seems I might have to take the wiper motor off to get the M/T cover off on the one side..
 

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if you decide to get rid of them Green PM me....i have tall chrome and with the bigger brake booster mine are tight but the will come off w/o having to remove it or the washer pump
 

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I can do that. I even bought a set of Felpro gaskets and T-bar bolts awhile ago. Just need the covers.......
 

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Just bug me every once in awhile so I don't forget. The only reason I mention that is, I'm pretty busy at work right now. Last I saw, our local(25 miles away) O'Reilly store has 1 set of Edelbrock covers. Wouldn't ya know it, they're for a Pontiac!
 

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Hi.

I have a pair of ally MT covers on a 389' they have the "Pontiac" logo embossed on the surface area where the breather hole usually is and finned MT breather boxes on the sides instead. I was told these are rare and havent seen any like this yet. I believe they date around mid sixties. Anyone else seen a pair like these?? :cheers
 
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