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Old 07-10-2013, 04:48 PM
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Plaid valve covers

Anyone ever heard of these?...Apparently, they came on some 63 GMC truck engines (v6, 305)...Just read about them today, had never seen these before


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never seen them, looked on ebay just now $250 for a set.
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Yeah here's a cool little article on them:

GMC Plaid Valve Covers
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Old 07-10-2013, 05:08 PM
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That is hilarious, if I had one of those trucks I would HAVE to have a pair.

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Old 07-10-2013, 05:19 PM
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You should have used this for the trivia thread.

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great link valkyrie,
also learned about gmc twin-six v-12 motors there
702 ci, 275 hp and 630 ftlb of torque
cool hot rod motor :d
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I thought the thread title was a missprint. Those covers are pretty wild.
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You have to wonder WHY on earth would they put something like that on a production vehicle? And who the person was that was able to talk them into it.
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There could have been a hippie running a muck at GMC in the 60's.




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great link valkyrie,
also learned about gmc twin-six v-12 motors there
702 ci, 275 hp and 630 ftlb of torque
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This is the first I've heard of a GMC V12. 2400 maximum r.p.m and that air compressor mounted on it in the pictures they must have put them in really big trucks.
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Old 07-11-2013, 07:30 AM
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I guess you guys have never seen a hounds tooth vinyl top on a Ford in the sixties? There have been many special marketing features that were pretty gaggable.

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There could have been a hippie running a muck at GMC in the 60's.









This is the first I've heard of a GMC V12. 2400 maximum r.p.m and that air compressor mounted on it in the pictures they must have put them in really big trucks.

Oddly enough I was looking at a Studebager sight last night tere was on of the gmc trucks on it 18 wheeler,also Sunday a movie on tv there was some one it set very high and had an extra set of winshields around foot area,, the v12 wasn't 2 v6s it had a single block and crank with 4 heads and two intakes ,Similar to a Cummins 400 hp diesel in the 80s.
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here is some more odd options
10 Most Outrageous Factory Options Ever - MSN Autos
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This is the original v12 for this truck ,looks like every thing else has been modified.
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I'm not sure if it's on here or on 67-72trucks, but I remember a few years back coming across a build of a guy shoehorning one of those V12s into a 60-66. The fenders were extended quite a bit on the front end. It looked wild.
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You could get one of those setups where you cook the food on the exhaust manifolds. You could have a picnic when you arrived.
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