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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old Jan 10th, 01, 09:59 AM Thread Starter
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Hi everyone, I'm looking for the Chevy Small Block Aluminum Valve covers that came on '69 (and possibly '68??) Z/28 Camaro's. They have the ridges on top, and some sort of racing flags or something near the breather hole and PCV Valve port. If anyone has a set of these in nice shape, or knows where I could get a set, please let me know, I'd greatly appreciate it.

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Go to you local chevy dealer and ask for a set.
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Thanks for the suggestion, Al, I will check them out tomorrow, however I'm not sure I was understood correctly. I am looking for factory originals from 1969, I'm not sure they will have something like this, but I will check them out tomorrow and post back what I find. Thanks again, and keep the suggestions coming,

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Thanks for the suggestion, Al, I will check them out tomorrow, however I'm not sure I was understood correctly. I am looking for factory originals from 1969, I'm not sure they will have something like this, but I will check them out tomorrow and post back what I find. Thanks again, and keep the suggestions coming,

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Thanks for the suggestion, Al, I will check them out tomorrow, however I'm not sure I was understood correctly. I am looking for factory originals from 1969, I'm not sure they will have something like this, but I will check them out tomorrow and post back what I find. Thanks again, and keep the suggestions coming,

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This is just a guess....but I'd bet that you will check them out tomorrow.

Just kiddin with ya!

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Yep, u can be sure I'm checkin those suckers out tomorrow, lol. I had a bad internet connection, and it wasn't going anywhere when I was hitting submit, so I kept hitting it, and I guess it was actually posting, just not telling me it was.

Hope I find some, I'm eager to get started on this engine rebuild!!

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Camaro350, just a WAG, but if you are putting these on a SS350 engine, the current thinking is that they were never offered from the factory. Everyone I talked to said that the SS350 engine just came with regular orange steel valve covers.

If you are getting them for the look instead of being factory original, there are many knockoffs of the cover for very cheap compared to the price the originals are getting.

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Camaro (?),
They are still available from GM as Al said. We just bought a set about a month ago for a 327 motor we did for a 60 Vette.
By the way they used them until at least 1973, my 73 Z-28 has them.
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Thanks for all the tips, you both were right, that kinda shocked me in a way, I did not think it was still possible to get them thru the dealerships. I contacted my dealer and he had a set, however they were a little too pricy for me, would anyone happen to have a used set around for sale? I will probably end up purchasing them from the dealer, however I'd like to wait a little longer in hopes that someone out there on this forum may have a set lying around that they would like to sell.

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Just out of curiosity....how $$$$$?

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They wanted about $100 a piece for them, by the time PA state tax was figured in. I was looking to spend about that total, I can't afford $200 for valve covers right now, lol, I spent too damn much on clutches a few months back (if anyone recalls the 32 post long thread on clutch chatter)!!


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I am not sure, but I seem to remember some type of engine dress-up option on SS Camaros in 69 which would have included the fin type valve covers, or maybe not?

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Its possible, I'm not sure. My car was not an original z/28, I'm converting it over to one, it was just the basic X11 Camaro SS. I think I do recall reading someplace in a Musclecar magazine however that the fancier '69's did come with them, so you are probably correct.

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My buddy swears that he had an original RS/SS-350 car that came with those covers. There's no way to know for sure....

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