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Thread: Valve Cover Identification

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    Valve Cover Identification

    Hi, could we get a rundown of how to identify valve covers. Specifically pictures of them. I have a 68 skylark custom and I dont know if i should have the valve cover 350-2/4 decal in the center or not. Thank you.
    Which is which?
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    Bob's post says 400 has ribs with displacement label relief area. But what about 350s? I see all these restored cars online and they have 350-2 and 4 labels on the valve covers.

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    perhaps call TAPerformance.com?

    i know they've got the valve cover labels in their catalog, they might know when / where the label is to be placed. pg 165-166 in the 2015 catalog.

    i don't know if the 67 chassis manual might have an engine detail that would tell you enough:
    http://www.teambuick.com/reference/l...ssis/index.php
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    Well, I like the sticker look and if we dont know Im prolly going to justget a pair of the sticker label type for my 68 350. See i have 3 pairs of the full ribbed andthe engine thatis in the car is full ribbed.

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    Holy **** I just looked up TA performance and its awesome!

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    well, it's a 200 page catalog.

    they might have one or two things of interest in there.
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    Yep its got good stuff il need. Most hi perf and im going all stock factory.

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    I just wanted to post one more time and make sure that I understand, are we saying that buick manufactured full ribbed and not full ribbed valve covers for the 350s but there was no rhyme or reason as to what car or engine or year got them? Thanks.

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    A: i have no idea.

    you might try calling the guys at AM&P, they've built a few SBB 350s.

    http://www.automachperf.com/

    http://www.automachperf.com/350.html


    the other alternative would be to talk to Sean Gaskin, he was putting a book together on the BBB / SBB stuff.

    sean-gaskin@hotmail.com
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