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Old 07-20-2005, 09:37 AM
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Help Me Identify These Valve Covers

I bought a set of aluminum valve covers at a swap meet labeled Nailhead Buick, they don't fit! The outside measurment of where the gasket sits in the covers is 19.5 X 4.5 inches, the two bolts that hold the valve cover to the head are 11 5/8 center to center. There are no markings inside or outside that I can find to ID them. All sides are straight, not wavy so they are not Chrysler.Can you guys measure any valve covers that you have that are held on by two bolts and help me find out what mine really fit? Thanks Brian
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Old 07-20-2005, 10:20 AM
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Old ford thunder bird?
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Looks to me like old OLDSMOBILE.
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Looks to me like old OLDSMOBILE.
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Old 07-21-2005, 06:09 AM
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Do they fit?

Do you have an actual valve cover that you can measure to confirm that it's an Olds or Y block Ford? They all look very similar but the measurment are different.
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Aren't the bolt holes for an Olds slightly off center top to bottom wise? It could be a Y-Block. I'll go measure mine tonight.

EDIT: I was thinking of the '52-'57 Lincoln.

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kind of looks like these for the Y-block on the Mooneyes web page

http://69.20.111.53/index.asp?PageAc...ROD&ProdID=471
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kind of looks like these for the Y-block on the Mooneyes web page

http://69.20.111.53/index.asp?PageAc...ROD&ProdID=471
The bolt holes look closer to the outside edge on the Mooneyes covers compared to the pictures I posted. Someone must have some stock two bolt covers that they can measure and compare to my measurements to at least eliminate the different 2 bolt covers from contention. Measurements will solve this, saying "it looks like" proves nothing. With that said, I do appreciate every ones help in solving this. Brian
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Old 07-25-2005, 07:16 AM
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Anyone? Doesn't anyone have a set of two bolt valve covers that match these measurments?
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It's still a mystery

Can't anyone match these measurments up to a set of valve covers that they have? I'm at a loss as to what the fit.
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V/c

They are not Olds. Olds are 10.25 c/c. possibly studebaker.
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The corners don't look rounded enough to be
Y-Block Ford, so I'd guess either Olds or Stude...
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