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Hot Rods Could someone ID these sbc valve covers

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ratnest, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. I have done alot of searching tring to find any info on these Valve covers i know there for a sbc and the oil filler is a push in type butt thats about it so any help would do...




  2. dirt t
    Joined: Mar 20, 2007
    Posts: 4,718

    dirt t
    from Kingman,AZ
    1. HAMB Old Farts' Club

    I would say Cal Custom.
  3. They look like LT1 covers- had a pair on my '70 Nova for a while.
  4. junior 1957
    Joined: Dec 10, 2006
    Posts: 217

    junior 1957

    those look like covers off of a n LT-1 or L82 corvette, the crossed flag emblem is missing off the one with the blank oil cap hole

  5. JAWS
    Joined: Jul 22, 2005
    Posts: 1,846


    The part number crosses to either the 1970-71 LT 1 and the L46 350 horse 350.
  6. Asshole's Garage
    Joined: Apr 3, 2012
    Posts: 3

    Asshole's Garage

    Those are orignal GM parts/ part numbers, I do believe. Same exact covers as on my 79 L82 Corvette.
  7. 52lomofo
    Joined: Jan 29, 2005
    Posts: 672


    i have same set from a corvette think they also came z28
  8. redlinetoys
    Joined: May 18, 2004
    Posts: 4,301

    from Midwest

  9. 47ragtop
    Joined: Feb 8, 2007
    Posts: 664


    These are the early (69-70) type Factory covers. They had a rubber push in cap instead of the later steel twist in type caps.
  10. My understanding is that 1971 was the first (and maybe only) year they used the rubber plug for the fill hole.
  11. moefuzz
    Joined: Jul 16, 2005
    Posts: 4,950


    peace of shit gm crap
    go away
  12. Dyce
    Joined: Sep 12, 2006
    Posts: 1,894


    Nice covers. I got a new set from my wife to be back in 1987 for christmas.
  13. Sealed Power
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 627

    Sealed Power
    from TN

    The little tabs sticking down on the inside are oil drippers.

    Oil would drip off these into the center of the rocker arms for extra lubrication.

    That's probably common knowledge but nobody mentioned it if you didn't know now you do.:D
  14. paintcan54
    Joined: Oct 27, 2007
    Posts: 1,100


    The look just like the covers on my sons sb, came off a '70 Z28, and I have the intake on my fed.
  15. Damn, dude! Really? Why did you bother posting that?
  16. Solospeedshop
    Joined: Jan 27, 2009
    Posts: 516


    Z28, Corvette Valve Covers still Available From Chevrolet Today But come polished!
  17. Gman0046
    Joined: Jul 24, 2005
    Posts: 6,260


    junior 1957 got it right. They are L82 valve covers.
  18. heres a pic of a 71 vette LT1 and i believe these are the same valve covers i have

  19. nwbhotrod
    Joined: Oct 13, 2009
    Posts: 1,243

    from wash state

    There Crap but Hay I will take them so you dont have to wonder what thay came off
  20. Shaggy
    Joined: Mar 6, 2003
    Posts: 5,208

    from Sultan, WA

    I'm gunna be running a set on my crossram 302 chev in my 64 elcamino for a late 60's drag build......

    But mine have m/t breathers butchered in them!

    Anyone on here that bitches about them needs to realize the year cutoff for cars is 1965 so in my opinion the year cutoff for speed parts should be a few years later, and these are 1968 or 69 parts....
  21. johnnyreb
    Joined: Sep 23, 2012
    Posts: 1

    from kansas

    they were originally installed on hi perf engines starting in 69. ALL 69 z-28's had them, as well as corvettes and some hi perf nova engines. they were used later on the L-82's in the corvettes but those were made of magnesium and will have 2 sets of of part numbers cast into them. they are worth a pretty penny if they are in good shape, but they are still available new and are also being reproduced. some of the best looking valve covers ever made IMHO. judging by your pics they ought to be worth 125 bucks fairly easily
  22. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 19,475

    from Michigan

    Yeah, that's what I was thinking...:mad::rolleyes:
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