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Old 16th-January-2013, 08:07 PM   #16
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64 script covers

My 64 came with a V8 from the factory (been in my family since the 60s). It had script covers. I think I saved the valve covers and air cleaner when I swapped in a 350 (283 broke a ring). Flyer, it you are interested in same "date correct" stuff I can dig them out and you can have them cheap. Send me a pm if interested.
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yeah, i just might do that... thanks for thinkin' of me.
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Old 16th-January-2013, 09:20 PM   #18
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Interesting photo

John, hey I found these photo in a nova book that I have looks like road test
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this my setup in my 63



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Old 16th-January-2013, 09:30 PM   #19
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nice article... Really Nice engine!
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If you already have the Vette valve covers I vote for them, if you're thinking about A/C those accessory holes in the heads will come in handy.
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accessory holes with a short water pump? i thought it was accessory holes/tall pump?
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Old 16th-January-2013, 10:28 PM   #22
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It depends on where you want the compressor, but there are lots of possible combinations . High and wide or above the manifold Vintage air has brackets
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yeah i double checked Alan Grove... just in case.

they have something that works. i have a complete set of AC brackets for a Belair but one particular bracket won't bolt to the ChevyII exhaust manifold. so i'll see about getting a Sanden compressor for mock ups (when it's time) and i'll see what i have to do to get it mounted. i'd like to use a stock style, cast/forged bracket vs a flat piece of steel or billet aluminum. if i have to make one bracket but utilize a stock bracket also, i'll be ok with it... maybe. i dunno yet
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That's the first time I've ever seen the "scalloped" valve covers on a supposedly factory 283. This being a test car, maybe it had things not offered to the public, but the 283 decal sure fits the center recess well. Has anyone else ever seen a factory 283 with these valve covers?
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You are pretty much describing what I ended up doing with my car. I couldn't find any evidence that the "scalloped" covers were used on a 283 so I chose I use some script covers. I found an old Edelbrock C3B intake that I powder coated chevy orange. It had a hole for the fill tube too, which I wanted. Then I modified an old 2bbl air cleaner to fit on an Edelbrock 1406. Some old camel humpers that came with the engine fit right in with a souped up 60's theme. Mine might have a few more pieces of chrome, but maybe it will give you an idea....

I was considering a vette louvered air cleaner too. Just options...



Sorry to intrude but what headers are you running??
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Sorry to intrude but what headers are you running??
They're Sanderson block huggers with black ceramic coating.
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Old 17th-January-2013, 07:27 PM   #27
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Your covers are simular to mine, got mine off of a 63 Corvette a friend had, were kind of rough so blasted them and painted them orange, they say Corvette but left them low key.
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That's the first time I've ever seen the "scalloped" valve covers on a supposedly factory 283. This being a test car, maybe it had things not offered to the public, but the 283 decal sure fits the center recess well. Has anyone else ever seen a factory 283 with these valve covers?
I saw that too. Nope, never seen such a thing.
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Every 283 I've had came with valve covers similar to the script style but with no script, a 63 and two 65's.
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Has anyone else ever seen a factory 283 with these valve covers?
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I saw that too. Nope, never seen such a thing.
Same here.

I think they were from a different application and placed on the pictured engine as a performance representation.
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