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65- 66 Valve covers
« on: March 24, 2020, 02:00:14 PM »

  Is there much difference in original valve covers than the after market ones & what would be a fair price for a set of originals?
 

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Re: 65- 66 Valve covers
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2020, 02:15:22 PM »
this might begin to help...

http://www.saacforum.com/index.php?topic=9773.msg81366#msg81366

also the early were sand-cast and later die-cast. there are more details
« Last Edit: March 24, 2020, 02:19:55 PM by JD »
'67 Shelby Headlight Bucket Grommets http://www.saacforum.com/index.php?topic=254.0
'67 Shelby Lower Grille Edge Protective Strip http://www.saacforum.com/index.php?topic=1237.0

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Re: 65- 66 Valve covers
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2020, 05:11:50 PM »

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Re: 65- 66 Valve covers
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2020, 07:55:11 AM »
I could be wrong, but I was thinking all 65's and most of the 66's had the open letters. Please let me know if I am wrong on this.
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Re: 65- 66 Valve covers
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2020, 08:55:08 AM »
On forum 1 I asked when the closed letters began showing up for the 66s and I believe the answer was around 1300 or so. 

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Re: 65- 66 Valve covers
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2020, 11:52:20 AM »

  Is there much difference in original valve covers than the after market ones & what would be a fair price for a set of originals?
As far as differences there are quite a few nuances differences and several that are highly visible . I believe there was a tutorial somewhere but maybe it was before the crash. I will let someone else do all of the typing if they want to re create it. 
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Re: 65- 66 Valve covers
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2020, 02:17:24 PM »
On forum 1 I asked when the closed letters began showing up for the 66s and I believe the answer was around 1300 or so.

 Any photos of the open letters & closed letters ?

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Re: 65- 66 Valve covers
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2020, 02:49:27 PM »
On forum 1 I asked when the closed letters began showing up for the 66s and I believe the answer was around 1300 or so.


1350 had open letters when I owned it in the 70s
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Re: 65- 66 Valve covers
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2020, 02:55:41 PM »
Any photos of the open letters & closed letters ?

Here are two images, open letter sand cast - typically not painted (I think) and solid letter typically wrinkle-black.

many other nuances...

use the search window upper-right of the Home Page and type "valve cover" it will bring up pages of links to threads
'67 Shelby Headlight Bucket Grommets http://www.saacforum.com/index.php?topic=254.0
'67 Shelby Lower Grille Edge Protective Strip http://www.saacforum.com/index.php?topic=1237.0

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Re: 65- 66 Valve covers
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2020, 04:45:12 PM »
There are substantially more differences and variations between a repro or Ford service replacement CLOSED LETTER  valve cover and assemblyline then what can be said between the open letter valve cover repro alternatives and assemblyline.
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Re: 65- 66 Valve covers
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2020, 04:52:06 PM »
Any photos of the open letters & closed letters ?

Here are two images, open letter sand cast - typically not painted (I think) and solid letter typically wrinkle-black.

many other nuances...

use the search window upper-right of the Home Page and type "valve cover" it will bring up pages of links to threads

Thanks
 

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Re: 65- 66 Valve covers
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2020, 08:43:40 PM »
On forum 1 I asked when the closed letters began showing up for the 66s and I believe the answer was around 1300 or so.

IIRC it has was around 1450...
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