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65 - 666Valve covers
« on: December 11, 2019, 02:20:05 PM »
 Just need some idea of what a new set of O.EM valve covers would cost now a days   ?

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Re: 65 - 666Valve covers
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2019, 02:21:34 PM »
$400-$500 Depending on condition.
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Re: 65 - 666Valve covers
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2019, 02:22:26 PM »
Depends on if you want open letter or closed letter.
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Re: 65 - 666Valve covers
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2019, 05:08:58 PM »

 Sorry not sure what the difference is whats a closed letter one look like , didn`t know there were two types. So is there two different part numbers ?

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Re: 65 - 666Valve covers
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2019, 05:20:52 PM »
Hi Shelby001,

See Buddy Bar Hollow Letter Valve covers link:

http://www.saacforum.com/index.php?topic=3788.msg33868#msg33868

See for die cast Solid Letter valve covers with fangs:

http://www.saacforum.com/index.php?topic=5542.msg47284#msg47284

Search the site for pricing.

Best of luck

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Re: 65 - 666Valve covers
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2019, 07:44:00 PM »
 Thanks for all the info  on these covers very interesting history. So at what period & time dtd they install the solid letter covers?

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Re: 65 - 666Valve covers
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2019, 08:30:05 PM »
I have a set of Open Letters. I will get some pictures and prices tomorrow if you are interested.

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Re: 65 - 666Valve covers
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2019, 07:56:16 AM »
I have a set of NOS solid letters if interested.

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Re: 65 - 666Valve covers
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2019, 11:13:56 AM »
Open letter valve covers used in all of 65 and part of 66 . Closed letter used mid 66 -70 Shelby. Also be aware of the differences between assembyline solid letter valve covers and the various evolution of differences on the Ford service valve covers . Of course there are almost as many differences between the repros valve covers too. That is if Factory original looking is your goal.
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Re: 65 - 666Valve covers
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2019, 01:10:03 PM »
IIRC, S2MS ran a survey a little while on the 66 GT350 valve covers.  I believe in this 2.0.

Dave, I could not find.  Can you post the link?

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Re: 65 - 666Valve covers
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2019, 03:11:19 PM »
I have a set of NOS solid letters if interested.
Yes I`am interested what are you asking for them ? If you have some photos you can send them to me at shel-b001@hotmail.com

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Re: 65 - 666Valve covers
« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2019, 03:21:19 PM »
Hi Cory,

You're thinking of the 66 GT350 intake survey.

All the 66-70 OE solid letter covers are the "fanged" version  which were available from Ford at least until 1975. Not sure when the "defanged" version became available but I've seen NOS sets in boxes dated 1975.

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Re: 65 - 666Valve covers
« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2019, 03:53:55 PM »
Hi Dave,

Yes, there is the intake survey, but I swear there is a valve cover survey.  Sounds like you did not author that survey.  I remember working on the valve cover survey and reducing the input from the members into an EXCEL file.  I had sorted by engine assembly date and by SAI VIN.  You could really see the pattern on the engine assembly dates.   I will check my home computer tonight.

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Re: 65 - 666Valve covers
« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2019, 04:57:43 PM »
Not sure if it was a survey or just a listing of known valve cover types by 66 GT 350 car number.  I recall contributing my info to it and not sure but I think it was Jeff Speegle who owned the list. 

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Re: 65 - 666Valve covers
« Reply #14 on: December 13, 2019, 12:12:38 AM »
I found it.  Time sure flies.  The file is dated 2-26-17.  It has been awhile.  I might be missing one update from the last inputs, but if sure looks like the switch from the Buddy Bar Hollow COBRA to the die cast solid COBRA was circa late February 1966.  The SAI VIN 1855 is mostly likely a swap by a previous owner and is not OEM to the car.  Just a guess.  Does any one have new info?  The engine assembly date is the better tracker for ID'ing the switch.

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Cory
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