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Hot Rods M/T valve covers seem kinda cool again.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Rocky, Apr 13, 2019.

  1. In the early 80s I ran a pair of M/T aluminum valve covers on my old 56 Pontiac with a 389 but didn't really care for them....I even milled off the M/T and filled the flat part with a pair of 421 tags taken off a 63 Catalina.
    Since then I've probably owned and sold 5 more pairs of those Pontiac M/T valve covers.
    Then, the other day I saw a pair of them on the HAMB classifieds and I thought they looked great...bought them. I guess my tastes have changed. I plan to replace the Chinese [not traditional] ebay finned covers with the M/T covers.
    Is it just me or have some parts that we previously didn't like become more appealing? M_Tvalvecovers.jpg
  2. hrm2k
    Joined: Oct 2, 2007
    Posts: 3,604


    I bought some Micky Thompson valve covers off Ebay a few years ago. They were in the original boxes with a GM part number. No indications on the outside but inside, it says Micky Thompson and has the GM part number. These are going on to my V8 Corvair
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  3. partsdawg
    Joined: Feb 12, 2006
    Posts: 2,391

    from Minnesota

    It’s called flashbacks
  4. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 9,813

    from Raytown Mo

    Far out man ;)
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2019
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  5. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 12,069

    from oregon

    Oh, it's not you Rocky!
    Isn't it kind of the foundation of what we are all about.
    I've always been a sbc guy, so of course I've had M/T valve covers, can't say I'm that excited about them nowadays, but it's the bbc versions that really work for me, that's what you would find on my big block if I had one.
  6. flamedabone
    Joined: Aug 3, 2001
    Posts: 4,480


    I'm a huge fan of Mickey Thompson. I have a couple of sets of the early MTs in my Pontiac valve cover collection. Pretty sure these came off his 4 engine streamliner...…..or maybe not...


  7. Jeff....the covers to the right of your photo [no M/T logo] are the Pontiac covers I've seen in photos of Micky's streamliner..I'd love to have a pair of those for my Pontiac motor...betcha I'll never find a pair. Love the fins all the way down to the flange.
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  8. My father ran no-name Mikey Thompson's on this late model
    [​IMG] upload_2019-4-13_17-36-37.png
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  9. What once was cool will again be cool. I keep holding on to these bell bottom jeans because someday they will be cool again.:D;)
  10. I tried to do that, too, but they seem to have shrunk with age. Shoddy workmanship, I'd guess.
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  11. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 12,069

    from oregon

    But will they fit?;)
  12. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
    Posts: 5,894

    from Nicasio Ca

    Yes! MTs on a BBC are tits! SBCs not so much. Got em on my grimey daily just because they were 10 bucks.

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  13. LM14
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,690

    from Iowa

    Had them on my '55, just seemed right.

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  14. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 12,069

    from oregon

  15. Muttley
    Joined: Nov 30, 2003
    Posts: 18,300


    I've got a pair of M/T's on the SBF in my Comet. I like them on certain engines, others not so much. I've always wished the M/T was centered and the fins were all the way across instead of that blank space though.
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  16. Mr T body
    Joined: Nov 2, 2005
    Posts: 1,999

    Mr T body
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    from SoCal

    I knew you'd warm up to them. Here's the later SBF MT's on my '31. I like the look but sometimes want something a little different. When I want a more "traditional" look I go to Weiands. Give it a different kind of hot rod look.

  17. Thanks again, Mike...I really like them.
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  18. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 17,306

    from California

    I had these for a long time but decided not to use them. SBC with no holes.

    could have sworn I put a picture here!!
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2019
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  19. 56sedandelivery
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 5,694


    And I have a few pairs also, for the SBC. Including one pair of staggered bolt pattern ones; they look a little odd with the staggered bolt pattern and how they're machined for clearance. The oddest thing is, on the inside, they say for Chev 327 (?). Mister Terrific valve covers; we all had to have a pair. I am Butch/56sedandelivery.
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2019
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  20. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 17,633

    from Michigan

    I wonder if they make them in a 40X30 size???...:(
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    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
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  22. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 3,528


    Hey Rocky , what's Old is New again. Don't know how else to explain it! There is a 60's pic of an injected Pontiac (in a digger) burned into my memory. Has the stacks flared and pointed into the air flow, the short zoomy headers are done in a like manner, but rearward. All chrome and polished, nicely detailed.
    Never had anything but factory chrome covers on my GTO, but have some M/T covers that were on my 289 powered T bucket. Thanks for the memories, Carp.
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  23. big duece
    Joined: Jul 28, 2008
    Posts: 5,579

    big duece
    from kansas

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    As a kid in the 70s, I remember dad buying some at the local speed shop and WILL use them
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  24. 392
    Joined: Feb 27, 2007
    Posts: 897


    EDC4227C-CBDC-4ECE-8998-E5A71F4315E1.jpeg Oldies with no breathers.
  25. corncobcoupe
    Joined: May 26, 2001
    Posts: 4,598

    Staff Member

    What goes around....comes around.
  26. 4speed411
    Joined: Jun 8, 2013
    Posts: 197


    A great look.... IMG_20190314_192710.jpg
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  27. oldwood
    Joined: Mar 13, 2010
    Posts: 896

    from arkansas

    I bought this pair at U pull it for $20. There going on my Dodge PU.

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  28. goldmountain
    Joined: Jun 12, 2016
    Posts: 965


    Do they still fit?

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  29. ......Probably not.:(
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  30. Truckdoctor Andy
    Joined: Jan 13, 2017
    Posts: 815

    Truckdoctor Andy

    I didn’t realize that Holley still has these available new!

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