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candian pontiac (s.b.c.) question...

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by thirtytwo, Mar 14, 2010.

  1. thirtytwo
    Joined: Dec 19, 2003
    Posts: 2,640


    i have been kinda looking for some chevy valve covers with the pontiac script for the chevy ...what years were those used? and how hard are they to find?
  2. A Hamber from Oz has been looking for years.... I have never seen a pair. I did come across a pair that had Pontiac in block letters on a transfer style decal on them. Gave them to a buddy with an Acadian.
  3. Mark H
    Joined: May 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,461

    Mark H
    from Scotland

    I had a '63 Parisienne many years ago.Just plain painted steel valve covers on the 283.
  4. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 20,086

    from Michigan

    Try looking into some hotrod parts stores in Ca. They might come up with something for ya.

  5. the 50's ones had em,all the ones i"ve seen had the early staggered bolt pattern too.hope this helps!
  6. bobwop
    Joined: Jan 13, 2008
    Posts: 6,098


    I currently has a 63 Parissience. Painted steel valve covers.

    Joined: Nov 22, 2005
    Posts: 7,591

    from SIDNEY, NY

    When I worked in a Mobil station in the early '80s, a '65 or '66 canadian Pontiac pulled in with a 327 with PONTIAC embossed valve covers.
  8. Probably looking at 55-57 and then 65-?? as mentioned above. Pontiac's own US valve covers are plain after '56 or '57.
  9. TomP64
    Joined: Dec 10, 2008
    Posts: 418

    from Vancouver

    I haven't ever seen any that weren't the staggered early bolt pattern. The 55-57's had them and i suspect 58 and 59 too but after that i think they were the plain ones. For sure 65-66 had plain ones, those cars are still fairly common around here.

    And yes, they are hard to find, i hit all the swap meets and can't recall seeing any for sale recently.
  10. carcrazyjohn
    Joined: Apr 16, 2008
    Posts: 4,844

    from trevose pa

    O n a guess it was probably when Pontiac switched over to chevy motors and an aftermarket co made them ,
  11. 55chieftain
    Joined: May 29, 2007
    Posts: 2,186


    Your probably looking for these, 55-56 only. Very rare. May need to hit up on some Canadian junkyards.

    added: these are the staggered bolt pattern and will only fit the 57 and earlier chevy heads.

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  12. troylee
    Joined: Jul 10, 2007
    Posts: 684


    I have seen a 65 boumont? With a 327 and pontiac valve covers. Same guy has 4-5 of those cars one is a wagon and the other is a rag top. Rare stuff, and he is from Canada land and combs the bone yards looking for that stuff.
  13. RacerRick
    Joined: May 16, 2005
    Posts: 2,753


    I have been looking for a set for years. I have seen pics of straight accross bolt pattern ones but the one set of real ones I saw in person were staggered.

  14. Never seen a set.
  15. I have a set of em. Staggered pattern. Never seen a set of strightup ones. Do they exist?
    I keep my eyes peeled for em but not on the hunt for em. I'll ask my dad-in law if he knows of any... hes known as Mr Pontiac.

  16. Uh, no. Canadian Pontiacs are goofy, some of them amount to rebadged Chevys with minor trim differences, some are more pure Pontiac but with Chevrolet underframe and drivetrain. Something to do with import duties and Canada requiring local content in vehicles.
  17. koolkemp
    Joined: May 7, 2004
    Posts: 6,006


    Flatheadfever has a set on his 52 Pontiac, with a 350, modified them to fit the later style heads, I dont have a pic but if he sees this thread he will prolly post some pics for ya. I only ever found one...the car still had one head on it, it was a 55 HTop still wish I had grabbed it.
  18. Yup, staggered bolt pattern... The one's I have are less green and more of a 'Peacock' blue shade - but that's them alright.
    Now, this may be the imagination of an old man, but I'm sure years ago I saw a set of finned aluminum Pontiac valve covers off of a '58 Bonneville... :confused:

  19. carcrazyjohn
    Joined: Apr 16, 2008
    Posts: 4,844

    from trevose pa

    Thanks for the heads up Rusty New Yorker ,Some new History intrigues me .
  20. My brother has a set that came with his 55 Pontiac when he got it. Factory V8 car that originally came with a 265. It had a newer 283 in it when he got it, so the valve covers were just in the trunk. They have the staggered bolt pattern, and they are chrome. :eek::D

    They're out of town in storage, but I will get some pics next time I'm out there.

    Hopefully Flatheadfever posts up some pics, because we really wanna put them on his car. They look awesome.
  21. I saw 2 sets at the same swap didn't buy them but I had buddy's number and called him later and got them. The next year I asked the other guy if he still had his and he did but left them home. I bought those as well 4 months later. Paid 70 for one set and 30 for the other. I modified the dented up set to fit a later model sbc.
    I have them on a 52 Cdn PONCHO dressed up to look like an early SBC.

  22. deuceman32
    Joined: Oct 23, 2007
    Posts: 341


    This is what the decal version looks like ( the ones Ratmotor was describing).
    My family had '59 and '61 Laurentians both 283 powered and at least one of them had these on it.

  23. tstclr
    Joined: Sep 20, 2006
    Posts: 313


    A couple of guys on my website had a set of valve covers with the Pontiac script embossed on them. You can try posting a want ad on the forum there.


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