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painterdude

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1969 396 valve cover ID
« on: April 21, 2013, 02:18:04 AM »




I know there is a smaal section about the valve covers ,just wondering what the difference is between these and the ones shown .All I see is the dripers ,did some not have them?If they arnt for a 69 any ideas? does anyone have good pics of a true set of 69 covers? Thanks Don

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Re: 1969 396 valve cover ID
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2013, 03:03:52 AM »
I too have a set of covers identical to the photos. I too, would like to know their application. I also have a correct set of covers for my 69 BB car. Sorry I can't post pics yet,but correct covers are the same as pictured with two exceptions 1) they are chrome 2) they have drippers. Wire loom location is the same plus there is a bump at rear on L. cover like the ones pictured. The wire loom for the water temp wire is black rubber coated (dipped).
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Re: 1969 396 valve cover ID
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2013, 05:38:28 AM »
Maybe truck?
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Re: 1969 396 valve cover ID
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2013, 04:40:38 PM »
If they are truly from a 1969 engine, they are most likely from a truck or the 396/265hp full size car application. 

I have a low horsepower 396 Impala 1969 engine in storage and I am pretty sure that is what the valve covers look like.
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Re: 1969 396 valve cover ID
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2013, 01:02:24 PM »
they look close to the 69 Camaro but the dr side rear spark plug wire bracket looks wider then on a chrome set
I have.

Many of the BB valve covers look similar but have small difference in the spark plug wire brackets or temp sender wire brackets and locations or the shape of the dr side rear cover.

The dr side cover is trickey because brackets had to be correct to get around the wiper motor, power brake vac line , temp sensor location, etc


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Re: 1969 396 valve cover ID
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2013, 05:56:10 AM »
Here's the info on site that Don referred to:
http://www.camaros.org/engine.shtml#bbcover
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