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Old 10-03-2009, 09:29 AM   #1
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GMC 1963 v6 plaid valve covers anyinfo???

i just found a set of near perfect plaid v6 valve covers i was wondering how rare they are and any info on them also got the GMC custom trim that goes around the door and i have only seen this once how rare is this any info would be a great help thanks!!
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Old 10-03-2009, 01:46 PM   #2
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Re: GMC 1963 v6 plaid valve covers anyinfo???

http://www.6066gmcguy.org/GMCplaid.htm
Its a pretty cool story. As for how rare they are I'm not sure. I've never seen any forsale.
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Old 10-03-2009, 04:17 PM   #3
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Re: GMC 1963 v6 plaid valve covers anyinfo???

The plaid valve covers are actually pretty rare. I couldn't quote you any figures such as how many were actually produced/used but I do know that now it is a pretty rare item. I have them on my '63 and I know of atleast one other member with them.
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Old 10-03-2009, 05:14 PM   #4
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Re: GMC 1963 v6 plaid valve covers anyinfo???

thanks for the info i will get some pics of them for all to see at first look they were so covered with grease and dirt you couldnt even see color but they look like they will clean up perfect as far as the custom trim it also looks like it is in great shape but is dull but will polish upand all of it is there will post pics of that also it is different for sure
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Old 10-03-2009, 06:10 PM   #5
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Re: GMC 1963 v6 plaid valve covers anyinfo???

naw, theyre a dime a dozen ..just send them to me and I'll recycle them for you
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Old 10-03-2009, 06:11 PM   #6
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Re: GMC 1963 v6 plaid valve covers anyinfo???

the customtrim around the door, it isn't super rare, but it is rare to find it pulled off in good shape and not all buggered up.
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Old 10-03-2009, 09:25 PM   #7
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Re: GMC 1963 v6 plaid valve covers anyinfo???

i like the trim that goes around the door but i dont like how it looks where the chevy custom sails go it looks a little cheesee to me but all of the aluminum looks to be in great shape!
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Old 10-03-2009, 10:22 PM   #8
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Re: GMC 1963 v6 plaid valve covers anyinfo???

The valve covers are nothing to get wet about. Sure there not common but that engine sucks. Now the trim on the other hand has been really hard to find a clean salvagable set. Found mine now Im never gonna let em go. Are they aluminum? I thought stainless. Either way I like em.
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Old 10-04-2009, 08:06 AM   #9
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Re: GMC 1963 v6 plaid valve covers anyinfo???

check out this chev/gmc hybrid,
the trim is some sort of aluminium/alloy and most I have seen are dented up.
I want a set of those plaid covers for my wall!
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Re: GMC 1963 v6 plaid valve covers anyinfo???

wow i like the GMC/chevy custom trim look but it wont work with my 66 so i will be cleaning it up to sell it as far as the plaid valve covers i will probably sell them they arent anything i am into but i need to find out how much they are worth expecially since they are in near perfect shape and i have the hold down screws and correct breather i will post pics tomorrow i am getting closeer to getting my truck drivable so i need the cash anyway i will be posting pics soon on my project i have been holding out on pics for a year or two thanks for all of the info from every one
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Re: GMC 1963 v6 plaid valve covers anyinfo???

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wow i like the GMC/chevy custom trim look but it wont work with my 66 so i will be cleaning it up to sell it as far as the plaid valve covers i will probably sell them they arent anything i am into but i need to find out how much they are worth expecially since they are in near perfect shape and i have the hold down screws and correct breather i will post pics tomorrow i am getting closeer to getting my truck drivable so i need the cash anyway i will be posting pics soon on my project i have been holding out on pics for a year or two thanks for all of the info from every one
Very cool stuff please post pics as soon as you can.

[QUOTE=Joemomma1;355063 Sure there not common but that engine sucks. [/QUOTE]

Mine runs good and I happen to think it doesn't suck, what happened to yours?
Please share your experience with us.
theres alot of us on here who are running the 305V6.
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Old 10-04-2009, 01:59 PM   #12
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Re: GMC 1963 v6 plaid valve covers anyinfo???

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Old 10-04-2009, 02:53 PM   #13
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Re: GMC 1963 v6 plaid valve covers anyinfo???

sorry my intentions were not to put them on here for sale but to ask about them and get an idea how rare they are and get some history is it ok to post some pics of them for people to see!!?? i do not want to have the post deleted!!!

it is actually to bad but i will probably put them on ebay to sell not here i am a member of alot of forums and this is the only one that charges to sell parts i would think the forum would want more forum members to connect and get parts to and from each other to support the chevy truck hobby just my opinion and this is in no way trashing the forum i like being a member thanks
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Old 10-04-2009, 11:20 PM   #14
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Its a pretty cool story. As for how rare they are I'm not sure. I've never seen any forsale.
Nice, very good info on that site!!!!!!!!!
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Old 10-05-2009, 06:03 AM   #15
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Re: GMC 1963 v6 plaid valve covers anyinfo???

ok here are the valve covers and the trim check those things out
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Old 10-05-2009, 06:09 AM   #17
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Re: GMC 1963 v6 plaid valve covers anyinfo???

ok this is why they almost got thrown out look at the one on the left and that has been cleaned off some you couldnt see any color except greese or dirt!!!!!!
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Old 10-05-2009, 07:24 AM   #18
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Re: GMC 1963 v6 plaid valve covers anyinfo???

There's someone on the board who has that engine and valve covers as their avatar. And, they posted a video of the start up after he rebuilt it. I'm surprised he hasn't seen this yet. I can't remember who it is.
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Re: GMC 1963 v6 plaid valve covers anyinfo???

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The valve covers are nothing to get wet about. Sure there not common but that engine sucks.
Wow. Some of us happen to love that engine very much. It is a very dependable and strong engine that was way over engineered to last forever. If you don't like GMC engines, don't post in the GMC topics.


As for the guy with the plaid covers in his avatar, that is Jake Groby.
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i just found a set of near perfect plaid v6 valve covers i was wondering how rare they are and any info on them also got the GMC custom trim that goes around the door and i have only seen this once how rare is this any info would be a great help thanks!
As you can see he asked a few questions that I answerd to the best of my knowlege and my experience with the parts. I didnt care for the engine, that is an opinion. You like your engine, that is an opinion. I will post any info/experiences I have had with my GMC good or bad. If you take offense, that is not intent but I also dont care.

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Parts were a pain in the @$$ to get. If I did get them the were expensive and had to be ordered. The gas mileage was horrible and no power. Try finding performance parts for this engine, you cant. Im not talking a few carbs either. I mean c'mon a BB V6, why? Some of these things I mentioned may be from it being so old but I have delt with other engines just as old with less issues.

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I hope I have answered your question as you ment it to be answered. If I havent I appologize.
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Re: GMC 1963 v6 plaid valve covers anyinfo???

Okay, 'nuff said. Let's not turn this into a squirtin' contest. Let's keep the discussion to the valve covers and the trim, okay?
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Re: GMC 1963 v6 plaid valve covers anyinfo???

any info is helpful i have a 66 chevy c-10 and parts arent to bad to find but i do not see to many gmc parts that is why the questions.

i have to mention i have the custom stainless trim that goes around the windsheild and i also have an insterment cluster that appeared to be silver and black but it has a clock on the right side is this a special option to the custom GMC??? more answers and more questions thanks again for everyones input!!!
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Re: GMC 1963 v6 plaid valve covers anyinfo???

Do you have a pic of the stainless trim for the windshield? I always thought that the chrome was a plastic strip in the rubber....

Not sure how rare the clock is....I know the 62-66 dash bezels had the casting for them though on either side of the speedo and water/fuel gauges.
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any info is helpful i have a 66 chevy c-10 and parts arent to bad to find but i do not see to many gmc parts that is why the questions.

i have to mention i have the custom stainless trim that goes around the windsheild and i also have an insterment cluster that appeared to be silver and black but it has a clock on the right side is this a special option to the custom GMC??? more answers and more questions thanks again for everyones input!!!
Yes, if I'm not mistaken, the custom searies had the Tach en clock also.
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it is actually to bad but i will probably put them on ebay to sell not here i am a member of alot of forums and this is the only one that charges to sell parts i would think the forum would want more forum members to connect and get parts to and from each other to support the chevy truck hobby just my opinion and this is in no way trashing the forum i like being a member thanks
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