What are your favorite/ best looking valve covers for SBC?

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CalSgt

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For center bolt style I like the LT1 or TPI Corvette covers.

I don’t think they will clear fancy rockers but aside from that these are probably my favorite.
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For perimeter bolt style I like the GM performance parts like these. I bought a set of these for my big block when I was in high school, they were close to $400 back in 1998.

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I always liked the black covers with the red bowtie/Chevrolet on them, but were too much $ IMO. So got these because they matched the FI intake. Making my own hold downs as the ones that came with them look cheap.

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I have a set of these i really like!

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I have the plain version of those but had the local cylinder head shop add a hole that fits a stock Chevy rubber oil fill plug.
I needed tall covers for the old Crane gold roller rockers.
 

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I have a set of these I was running on the turbo 305. Got them discounted from the local speed shop. You can still buy them from Summit, Mickey Thompson:

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When I saw the thread title I immediately thought of these and wished I had a pic of a motor I used them on some years ago. Kinda surprised they're still sold. Excellent valve covers, but don't forget the PCV baffle! . Never did like chrome.
 

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For center bolt style I like the LT1 or TPI Corvette covers.

I don’t think they will clear fancy rockers but aside from that these are probably my favorite.
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For perimeter bolt style I like the GM performance parts like these. I bought a set of these for my big block when I was in high school, they were close to $400 back in 1998.

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Yup those Vette center bolts are what I want....but they're pricey since some are magnesium. Even the aluminum ones are expensive.....
 

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Hi. New here. First reply :) These aren't the fanciest VC's out there and aren't much different than your standard cheap chrome-plated Edelbrocks but I put on Dart heads back in 2008 and bought these at the same time, then masked them off and painted them color-matched yellow to my truck. I still have yet to see another pair. This was taken right afterI finished them and have since re-done the fuel line.
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I always wanted a set of these when they came out.
Then I found them in the junkyard attached to a small block equipped Jaguar.
Now I have a set that just needs a bit of a cleaning...
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Have the same ones on my 77 k10 350cid.I put a slim funnel thru the pvc hole to put the oil in.Easy peasy.Goes in faster than putting it thru the hole with the splash vent in it
 

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Go cast or billet aluminum. No stamped stuff. I like my Holley muscle series, the finish has lasted really well. 5 years I think now.
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Those look like the later LT1 ones, the Vette has in the late 70s-early 80s.
 

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Quick to scoop up these aluminum beauts a while back. Not only are they GORGEOUS but i've never seen another pair. Must. Have. I thought they might look "alright" under the new 4 inch diesel air cleaner. ;) A lil frosty, kinda glitter lookin. Bling Bling! Dig the eff out of the natural to polish finish contrast.
Had to get some fancies for the 083 heads - coming soon to a K5 near you..err near me rather. :D
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2 inch adapter (shown) , four inch air cleaner, plus that TBI spacer !? The sky's the limit!
After the round eye swap this winter it won't have a hood on it for some time anyway... still workin on that part. :thumbsup: might make a big hesitation though. The warmer it runs the better I like it.
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I like the aluminum finned ones as well - I've used them on my last two builds - 71 C10 and 77 C10.
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