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Hot Rods Sexiest Valve Covers Ever

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Speed Gems, Aug 30, 2020.

  1. My favorite set of covers were Donovan Engineering that came off John Wiebe's front engine top fuel car. The sticker from the Dallas nationals were still on them. I bought them from Billy Graham who ran them on his funny car. All to new for this thread. :) I ran 392's, sohc 427's, 426's in hemi and wedge, fe Fords, Boss 302's in my dragsters. The Donovan cover has the lovely lines that make a 392 look great. :)
     
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  2. Speed Gems
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  3. paul philliup
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  4. Lloyd's paint & glass
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  5. belair
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    The ones on Isky's bucket.
     
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  6. Driver50x
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    These might not be the sexiest valve covers ever, but they are mighty rare. They are made out of titanium, by Jet Enginering of Lansing, Michigan. The only other pair I have seen were on a stock block Indy car in a museum.

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  7. 51504bat
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    I didn't think a 392 could ever look bad?
     
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  8. DDDenny
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    May not be the sexiest but rarer than chicken lips.
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  9. Rodsports
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    G'day 1oldtimer, are those see through cover fair dinkum?
     
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  10. Deuces
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    These are make me hungry.....
    Jet's pizza anyone????.....
     
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  11. Deuces
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    So are the heads......
     
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  12. ART 323436
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  13. RmK57
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    I'd say more utilitarian than sexy...............
     
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  14. 2OLD2FAST
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    Like gramma always said , wouldn't life be boring if we were all the same ....
     
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  15. GearheadsQCE
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    @Rodsports
    Had to look up 'fair dinkum'.

    Never heard it before, but it sounded like it might have a bad connotation. Apparently, an airline stewardess thought so too. Had a passenger detained for cursing at her. Probably should require a dictionary as part of the flight crew equipment ;)
     
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  16. burl
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    Valve cover for half a v-8 wont find another like it unless i make some more valve cover.jpg
     
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  17. I was really pleased to get these, in my opinion they look sexy either dull or polished 20180216_195120.jpg 20180216_202728.jpg

    Then these big blocks I put together and polished

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  18. Although not mine, I've always thought the 318 poly valve covers were nice to look at too Screenshot_20200904-190939_Google.jpg Screenshot_20200904-191759_Google.jpg
     
  19. blowby
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    Always thought the big block M/Ts have the best combination of size, shape, number of fins.
     
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  20. RmK57
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    Not sure about sexy but for sure classy...........

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  21. I always liked the finned hemi covers too, don't own any of those but I have plenty BBC ones, another valve cover that intrigues me is the 1969 Z-28 canted valve 302.

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  22. Joe Troilo
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    I don't think Squeeg's makes these any longer. complete engine.jpg
     
  23. 427 sleeper
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    I can kinda' see what you mean, but I'm still leaning toward Sexy though....... :D
     
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  24. brigrat
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    valve cover b.JPG valve covers a.jpg
    Chrome Plated Aluminum V/C's & breathers..............................
     
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  26. FoMoCo sure had it going on early with the Mark II - T-Bird and these Merc's........
     
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  27. Flat Roy
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    home made Chevy & GMC valve cover - chevy  6.jpg valve cover - GMC 6.jpg
     
  28. Rodsports
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    Sorry Gearheads, a bit of Aussie slang there Mate.
     
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  30. TRENDZ
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    titanium? Dang... I never knew jet engines even had valve covers. Heck, I didn’t even know they had valves!
     
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