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I always thought my covers with decals were original on my 63 Parisienne.......inset with 283 sticker....

Is the raised PONTIAC definately a factory cover for 1963?

1963 Pontiac

Small Block Valve Cover
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What year did they start putting holes for oil in the valve covers?



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I think 69 is the first year for an oil hole. I know 68 still has a filler tube into the front of the intake on small blocks.

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I always thought my covers with decals were original on my 63 Parisienne.......inset with 283 sticker....

Is the PONTIAC definately a factory cover for 1963?

1963 Pontiac

Small Block Valve Cover
1963 valve cover decal.jpg

 


Bumping up: Is the above valve covers the only PONTIAC factory covers for 1963 Canadian Pontiacs??



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1968 was the first year for holes in the valve covers on small block V8's.

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GLHS60 wrote:

1968 was the first year for holes in the valve covers on small block V8's.


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For PCV I would agree but not for oil fill is it?

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Carl Stevenson wrote:
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1968 was the first year for holes in the valve covers on small block V8's.


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For PCV I would agree but not for oil fill is it?


1968 marked the wholesale use of the Closed Positive Crankcase Ventilation. No more open breather caps, air enters via a rubber hose from a filtered source (air filter). Small blocks still took the blowby fumes from the back of the intake manifold, and the oil filler tube was in use this last year. From the 1968 brochure:

1968%20Pontiac%20Prestige%20%28Cdn%29-20-21.jpg?m=1353602033



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Who opened up this thread? It was closed for years and added to in an organized fashion for reference purposes with on topic content.



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1968 Pontiac Prestige (Cdn)-20-21.jpg



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73SC wrote:

Who opened up this thread? It was closed for years and added to in an organized fashion for reference purposes with on topic content.


Ray,don't know who did but I really am curious about the "original" valve covers that Oshawa sent out on their 1963 Ponchos.....

I'm questioning if my valve covers are from another year or maybe the reference is wrong for valve covers for 1963.

Anybody know what the "originals" really looked like



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73SC wrote:

Who opened up this thread? It was closed for years and added to in an organized fashion for reference purposes with on topic content.


Hmmm. When I added the 327 photo's I wonder if I opened the flood gates? If so I'll sort this out tomorrow with the addition of a new thread. Sorry for any confusion I may have introduced folks!



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Moved from over from the nomenclature sticky...

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Geoff, Geoff, Geoff!no

Yes George, your '63 small block Parisienne would have had this style of valve cover:

1963 valve cover decal.jpg

In '64, they changed to this:

283 Engine Other 2.jpg

 

 



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Thanks Darryl, covers look the same except for the decal....

now to find out if the engine is the one installed at the factory,or

if someone just replaced the PONTIAC decal with the 283 decal......

...not today though," -22c feels like -33c" out there.



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The Pontiac decal is available in case you want to change it from Bruce levey part number dt0646.



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The Pontiac decal is available in case you want to change it from Bruce levey part number dt0646.


Ian, thanks for the information.



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