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307 Valve Cover Decal?
« on: August 24, 2017, 04:28:07 PM »
I am seeking some advice. I am based in the UK and earlier this year purchased a 1969, 307 matching numbers car. The car was purchased in December 1969 by a UK banker while working in New York and shipped back to the UK when he returned in 1971. I have been searching online to identify what valve cover decal would have been fitted originally- if any at all. To date my search has drawn a blank for a 307- everything else seems to be covered. Advice welcomed.

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Re: 307 Valve Cover Decal?
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2017, 05:22:19 PM »
First, welcome to the site David. We have several UK members so it's always nice to add another one to the list!

As for your L14 engine, IF it was assembled at the Tonawanda, NY engine plant, there will be a "Number 1 Team" decal placed on the passenger side valve cover toward the front (see example attached below).

If the engine was assembled at the Flint, MI plant, there won't be anything on either valve cover.

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Re: 307 Valve Cover Decal?
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2017, 05:34:48 PM »
Thank you. I have the original purchase receipt, on the trim tag indicates Norwood assembly but how do you precise identify where the engine was built?

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Re: 307 Valve Cover Decal?
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2017, 06:32:10 PM »
If you still have the original engine, look on the ENGINE PAD and see what the suffix is. If it starts with T, it was assembled at Tonawanda. If it starts with V, it was assembled at the Flint plant.

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Re: 307 Valve Cover Decal?
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2017, 07:33:45 PM »
It's a 'T'. Thanks. Re: positioning of the decal- any idea on dimensional positioning of the cover?

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Re: 307 Valve Cover Decal?
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2017, 08:08:06 PM »
I'm sure someone with a 307 can take some measurements for you, but it's wasn't an exact science. I'd guess a few inches from the front leading edge and half way down.

Let's see if anyone chimes in with dimensions.

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Re: 307 Valve Cover Decal?
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2017, 08:25:07 PM »
Here's a photo (Thanks Bentley!) showing the placement of two original decals on two '69 350cid/300hp valve covers...



Per Bentley these are both original paint valve covers.

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Re: 307 Valve Cover Decal?
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2017, 09:22:22 PM »
Great! It appears the rear of the decal is in line with the first set of valve cover bolts...Cheers. Another question...do you know the factory finish colour of the exhaust manifolds?

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Re: 307 Valve Cover Decal?
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2017, 09:33:09 PM »
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do you know the factory finish colour of the exhaust manifolds?

Chevy orange as shown in THIS PICTURE, but it burned off almost immediately!

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Re: 307 Valve Cover Decal?
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2017, 09:41:39 PM »
Thank you.

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Re: 307 Valve Cover Decal?
« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2017, 02:38:08 AM »
Lots of options on that car. PS, PB, AC and power windows!
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Re: 307 Valve Cover Decal?
« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2017, 07:08:08 AM »
Lots of options on that car. PS, PB, AC and power windows!
Well the original owner was a banker, finance to tick options shouldn't have been a problem!
Tim - 04A VN '69 z/28 69-69 715 ex-E/MP

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Re: 307 Valve Cover Decal?
« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2017, 05:41:27 PM »
He was also the 6th Baronet of Earnock- Sir Simon Conran Hamilton Watson. I have all the original shipping and customs documentation too. Not to mention letters from GM re: a recall due to a defective engine mount in November 1971. It was also purchased with a 5 year warranty which is why he shipped it back to the UK. After I purchasing the car in January, I subsequently tracked down all of the car's previous owners and managed to acquires original pictures of the car prior to a respray. It was the first camaro we viewed (vey few in the UK: only 100 '69s and 30ish road registered) but the history and its documentation clinched it.

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Re: 307 Valve Cover Decal?
« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2017, 05:24:47 PM »
Can you post a picture of the cowl tag when you get a chance?

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Re: 307 Valve Cover Decal?
« Reply #14 on: September 05, 2017, 06:37:44 PM »
Here it is.