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Olds valve covers on a Chevy

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Straightpipes, Jan 13, 2011.

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  1. Straightpipes
    Joined: Jan 25, 2006
    Posts: 1,084


    I just saw another one recently :rolleyes:. I just wonder why I've never seen an Olds engine with Chevy valve covers....... You Hambers who have done it. Step out of the closet and tell us WHY?? Whats up with that??
  2. chaddilac
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 13,862


    Hahahahaha.... :D
  3. little skeet
    Joined: Jan 27, 2008
    Posts: 302

    little skeet
    from huston

    What year of Olds valve covers are you talking about? If it is the Olds Rocket V-8 covers 49-51, it is to make the Chevy look like an Olds.

    Why would anyone want a 49-51 Olds V-8 to look like a Chevy V-8??

  4. David Chandler
    Joined: Jan 27, 2007
    Posts: 1,101

    David Chandler

    I've got a 250 I6 from an Omega, and it has nothing on it to indicate it was formerly in an Olds. I wish it said rocket 6 or something but sadly it dosen't. But I'm not going to loose any sleep over it.
  5. eaglebeak
    Joined: Sep 17, 2007
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  6. Straightpipes
    Joined: Jan 25, 2006
    Posts: 1,084


    Sharp as a tack tonight eh?
  7. You obviously don't recognize the social movement across the nation that celebrates posing.
  8. 26 roadster
    Joined: Apr 21, 2008
    Posts: 2,015

    26 roadster

    I collect valve covers and yes I have them, hanging on the wall.
    I have seen sbc valve covers that say Packard, Studebaker and Kaiser and I will have them too. OCD is what I think they call it.
  9. customizer2024
    Joined: Oct 16, 2009
    Posts: 269

    from niles, mi.

    If your valve cover is steel, cut the name you want out of one and weld it in yours. Problem solved. :rolleyes:
  10. customizer2024
    Joined: Oct 16, 2009
    Posts: 269

    from niles, mi.

    Me too. 26roadster. Me too.;)
  11. historynw
    Joined: May 26, 2008
    Posts: 806


    Best valve cover I've ever seen was electrolux.
    I want one to say Hoover if I can find one.:D
  12. Now THAT is funny right there!

    Jack with someone and put "Pratt & Whitney" or "GE" on one.
  13. BuckeyeBuicks
    Joined: Jan 4, 2010
    Posts: 2,192

    from ohio

    I been lookin for a trick finned valve cover for the rare slant 8 Kirby for years with no luck:D
  14. Straightpipes.... " Step out of the closet" that is classic !!! I was wondering the same thing myself.I just dont understand why would someone want this.I also have seen some Cadillac valve covers on chevys,I really am confused.
  15. CruiserUser
    Joined: Jan 12, 2011
    Posts: 32


    I'm thinkin' a fauxsmobile on one side and a cadillac on the other then split the engine paint with caddy blue and olds green right down the middle. If I had a small block I'd just maybe consider such an ugly thing.
  16. Captain Chaos
    Joined: Oct 16, 2009
    Posts: 592

    Captain Chaos
    from Missery

    Yeah but I only collect REAL Olds valve covers .
    Us Olds guys build what we love, not something to save a buck then turn around and pretend we did it right
  17. 39cent
    Joined: Apr 4, 2006
    Posts: 1,569

    from socal

    Baknthday [before sbc] runnin' an Olds or Caddy mill was a serious statement in a hotrod, you drew lookers right away. Today, somehow puttin them valve covers on a sbc, just don,t seem right.
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2011
  18. gir431
    Joined: Mar 25, 2007
    Posts: 70


    Putting Olds valve covers on a Chev motor is like stuffing your crotch.
  19. My winter beater is a 1986 OLDS Cutlass ... came from the factory with a 305 "corporate" motor.

    My "rod", "jalopy" .... whatever you want to call it is a mid 30's OLDS and I installed a 305 "corporate" engine from an '83 Cutlass in it. The engine I am using in my coupe was factory installed in an OLDS and I have reinstalled it in another OLDS. What would be wrong with putting OLDS covers on it?

    Sure, I can hear it now ... "that ain't a true OLDS engine, it's a Chevy" blah blah blah .... (...yawn...)
  20. willowbilly3
    Joined: Jun 18, 2004
    Posts: 4,356

    Member Emeritus
    from Sturgis

    Cuz they won't fit and it will leak even worse than it does now.
  21. Hnstray
    Joined: Aug 23, 2009
    Posts: 11,750

    from Quincy, IL

    Lighten up guys,..........first off, let me say I DO NOT have an SBC in ANYTHING....too boring.......but I have seen the Olds VC thing and don't get worked up about it. It's just a styling thing as far as I can tell...those early Olds VC's are much better looking than any of the factory tin SBC covers ever were.

    Besides, how about all you guys with Olds Fiesta wheel covers or Caddy Sombreros?? Are you "posers" too??

    What about '59 Caddy taillights? Real original that one is!! How about grille swaps etc, etc, etc.........

    Personally, I'm far more worried about the National Debt and the US going bankrupt, and the consequences of that, than what valve covers some guy screws onto his engine.

  22. aerocolor
    Joined: Oct 7, 2009
    Posts: 1,174

    from dayton

    Couldn`t have said it better....nothing to lose sleep about.

  23. BJR
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 6,707


    Because in your heat of hearts you know it's still a small block Chev, THAT'S WHY!! Put "Corporate GM" on the valve covers if you want it to be real, and don't like it saying Chevrolet.
  24. 26 roadster
    Joined: Apr 21, 2008
    Posts: 2,015

    26 roadster

    I, like others, think they look better than any GM center bolt valve cover.

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  25. 26 roadster
    Joined: Apr 21, 2008
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    26 roadster

    These are cool too!

    Attached Files:

  26. unkledaddy
    Joined: Jul 21, 2006
    Posts: 2,865


    Here's an idea;

  27. bobscogin
    Joined: Feb 8, 2007
    Posts: 1,761


    Early Olds Rocket valve covers are a lot easier to find and much cheaper that small block Chevy covers.

  28. rustyford40
    Joined: Nov 20, 2007
    Posts: 2,168

    from Mass Bay

    At a show in NY I saw a 350 chevy with the Ford blue oval on the valve covers. Don't know if it's a chevy thing or a ny thing
  29. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
    Posts: 6,073

    scrap metal 48

    Well said Hnstray..........
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