Valve covers for a Olds 350

Daca214

Daca214

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Dec 1, 2017
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Hey Guys,

as some of you know I am dropping a 68-70 Olds 350 in my Regal.

came across these covers on craigslist:
https://miami.craigslist.org/mdc/pts/d/hialeah-cutlass-valve-covers/6861160574.html

Question: are these rare enough to grab or readily available?

I didnt see anything like it on ebay and havent seen any others on craiglist.

just curious. i already have plain 5 hole ones I was going to use from my 307, but the are the correct 10 hole...and i thought they would be cool.
 
DRIVEN

DRIVEN

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'73-only. Not exactly valuable but not common either. I've been looking for a set and if they were close to me I'd buy then.
 
Daca214

Daca214

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'73-only. Not exactly valuable but not common either. I've been looking for a set and if they were close to me I'd buy then.
so Olds only stamped them like that in 73?
i can see if i can grab them and send em up to you. will only charge cost and shipping...wont even add a margin :giggle:
 
DRIVEN

DRIVEN

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I shot you a PM.
 
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Oldsmbl

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I thought they were 1973 & 1974. 350 and 455. I've been wrong before though.....
 
DRIVEN

DRIVEN

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Maybe. I always heard '73 but I'm sure they just installed them until they ran out so it wouldn't surprise me if they were on '72s and '74s as well. I've got no documentation either way. It's just what I've read on various sites.
I remember reading something about the letters getting less crisp as the dies wore during the production run so the later ones aren't as defined. Again, internet lore with no real proof.
 
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oldsmobile joe

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i don't remember my 72 cutlass having those.
 
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olds307 and 403

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Yeah, 73 and maybe 74. Pretty sure your 350 will be 73 to 76 with #8 heads. People always quote that block # as 68 to 70, the same through 76. If it had a crank with a big N on it, then it might be from those years.
 
Daca214

Daca214

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Dec 1, 2017
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Yeah, 73 and maybe 74. Pretty sure your 350 will be 73 to 76 with #8 heads. People always quote that block # as 68 to 70, the same through 76. If it had a crank with a big N on it, then it might be from those years.
I think my block is 68-70 and they through 8 heads on it

I cross referenced the number on the block online And it comes up with 68-70.
 
Rktpwrd

Rktpwrd

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‘73 only. They look really nice cleaned up and chrome plated...

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