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Offline chrisntam

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Saw this in Hemmings last month and finally looked it up.  Valve covers fit 368, 425, 472 & 500 engines. Some of their designs have been around a while.  Here's the link.

https://www.yourcovers.com/valve_covers_11163.php
1970 Deville Convertible 
Dallas, Texas

Online Roger Zimmermann

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Re: Finally, decent looking valve covers for the 472, 500 family of engines
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2018, 03:18:49 AM »
Nice find, they are looking good!
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Offline wrench

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Re: Finally, decent looking valve covers for the 472, 500 family of engines
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2018, 02:34:26 PM »
Thanks for the tip...I like the classic Cadillac script...
1951 Series 62 Sedan
1969 Eldorado
1970 Eldorado (Triple Black w/power roof)
1958 Apache 3/4 ton 4x4
2005 F250
2014 FLHP
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Offline Scot Minesinger

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Re: Finally, decent looking valve covers for the 472, 500 family of engines
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2018, 08:25:19 PM »
They sure are nice, but where is the breather and PCV connections, and where is oil fill?  The engineer in me emerges. 
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Offline Bob Hoffmann CLC#96

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Re: Finally, decent looking valve covers for the 472, 500 family of engines
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2018, 08:58:49 PM »
That's exactly my thoughts!!!
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2015 Holden Ute HSV Maloo red/black interior.
             
Too much fun is more than you can have.

Offline chrisntam

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Re: Finally, decent looking valve covers for the 472, 500 family of engines
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2018, 09:47:39 PM »
They sure are nice, but where is the breather and PCV connections, and where is oil fill?  The engineer in me emerges.

Don't be frightened.

They will mill holes for $45 each, so that'll be another $90 (oil fill & pcv valve).

Kinda pricey though....

1970 Deville Convertible 
Dallas, Texas

Offline Bob Hoffmann CLC#96

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Re: Finally, decent looking valve covers for the 472, 500 family of engines
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2018, 09:55:55 PM »
I figured that me , you & Scot could share a cheap hole saw from Harbor Freight.
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2015 Holden Ute HSV Maloo red/black interior.
             
Too much fun is more than you can have.

Offline gkhashem

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Re: Finally, decent looking valve covers for the 472, 500 family of engines
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2018, 01:06:31 PM »
You want to play, you gotta pay.

If not go get a pair of used ones and paint them Cadillac Blue and live with it.

Actually I rather do that. Chrome or silver was not the color under the hood in 1968.
1959 Oldsmobile 98 Holiday Sports Sedan
1964 Oldsmobile 98 Town Sedan (OCA 1st)
1970 GMC C1500
1977 Oldsmobile 98 Regency Coupe
1978 Cadillac Coupe Deville (Sr Crown #959)*
1984 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royal Brgham Coupe (OCA 1st)
1991 Oldsmobile Toronado Trofeo (OCA 1st)
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Offline TJ Hopland

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Re: Finally, decent looking valve covers for the 472, 500 family of engines
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2018, 01:16:27 PM »
How would you use them on one of these engines with no holes?   Wouldn't you always want at least one hole?

Do they have any sort of baffle option if you do have them add holes?    I know you can buy the 'baffled' grommets but those never seem to work as good as the OE style baffles did.   
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90 CDV
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Offline Scot Minesinger

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Re: Finally, decent looking valve covers for the 472, 500 family of engines
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2018, 06:23:58 PM »
I drove my 1970 DVC on a 30 mile trip today and it was awesome, even with nice standard blue factory (no pits) valve covers - holes and all.
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1970 Cadillac Sedan DeVille
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Offline The Tassie Devil(le)

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Re: Finally, decent looking valve covers for the 472, 500 family of engines
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2018, 07:21:07 PM »
Wouldn't mind putting a pair on my own Eldo, as they would go with the rest of the alterations in my engine bay.

Bruce. >:D
'72 Eldorado Convertible (LHD)
'70 Ranchero Squire (RHD)
'74 Chris Craft Gull Wing (SH)
'02 VX Series II Holden Commodore SS Sedan
(Past President Modified Chapter)

Past Cars of significance - to me
1935 Ford 3 Window Coupe
1936 Ford 5 Window Coupe
1937 Chevrolet Sports Coupe
1955 Chevrolet Convertible
1959 Ford Fairlane Ranch Wagon
1960 Cadillac CDV
1972 Cadillac Eldorado Coupe

 

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