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CADILLAC® 368, 425, 472, 500, 1949 Script and Fins
    CADILLAC® 368, 425, 472, 500, 1949 Script and Fins
    Purchase CADILLAC® 368, 425, 472, 500, 1949 Script and Fins
    • CADILLAC® 368, 425, 472, 500, 1949 Script and Fins
      Part Number: vc-asm-11163

    • Price for set of 2 covers. Includes mounting bolts.
      Price varies with finish.
      See Specifications for information about PCV, breather and oil fill holes.

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      Shipping Weight: 21.00 pounds

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    Dimensions: 3.6 inches tall. For more dimensions, click here for dimensions.

    Finishes: Read about finishes and construction of PML parts.

    Description

    These valve covers feature the classic "1949" style CADILLAC script. The script gives an old school feeling to the more modern, powerful Cadillac V8 engines. Nine fins complement the script to complete the design.

    Benefits:

    • Classic design (GM licensed)
    • Script and fins are part of the casting and raised above the surface
    • Heavy duty sand cast aluminum construction for thick walls
    • Open interior to work with many roller rockers and stud girdles
    • Option for PCV, breather and oil fill holes
    • Gasket flange will not bend or flex when bolts are tightened for a leak–free seal
    • Mounting hardware provide with the covers
    • Made in USA

    Award Winning! At the 2018 SEMA show, these valve covers won a 2019 Global Media Award.
    SEMA Award   SEMA Award Presentation

    This script was common on engines with the 331, 365, 390 and 429 engines found in 1949 to 1967 models. For PML valve covers for those engines see PML Part Number 11073.

    PML added these valve covers to our product line for 368, 425, 472 and 500 Cadillac engines because of many customer requests.

       General Motors Trademarks are used under license to PML, Inc.

    These are heavy duty valve covers for Cadillac 368, 425, 472 & 500 engines.

    These valve covers were designed to fit the iron cylinder heads. Modification may be needed for some aluminum heads and roller rockers.

    Example of iron cylinder head:

    Cadillc iron cylinder head  Click on image to view larger.

    Our thanks to those who have emailed pictures of our valve covers on their engines.

    1960 Cadillac Coupe Deville

    We spotted this 1960 Cadillac Coupe Deville at the Grand National Roadster Show 2020. This Cadillac is owned by Dan Kruse and the builders are Veazie Brothers, Chino, California.

    1960 Cadillac Coupe de Ville 1960 Cadillac Coupe de Ville   Info for restored 1960 Cadillac Coupe de Ville Sign at the show   1960 Cadillac Coupe de Ville, passenger side of engine Passenger side of engine, 1960 Cadillac Coupe de Ville   1960 Cadillac Coupe de Ville, driver side of engine Driver side of engine, 1960 Cadillac Coupe de Ville
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    1956 Studebaker Hawk Hardtop, 472 Cadillac Engine

    Jim purchased these PML valve covers in the cast finish and powder coated them locally to get the exact color for the old-school look.

    1956 Studebaker with PML valve covers for Cadillac 472, 500 engine 1956 Studebaker, Cadillac 472 engine, PML valve covers   Passenger side of engine, 1956 Studebaker Passenger side of Cadillac 472 engine in a 1956 Studebaker   1956 Studebaker Hawk Hardtop 1956 Studebaker Hawk Hardtop
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    1944 Coupe

    Bill put these PML valve covers on his 1944 Coupe.

    PML valve covers with 1949 script on a Coupe 1944 Coupe with PML Cadillac valve covers, driver side   PML valve covers with 1949 script on a Coupe, passenger side 1944 Coupe with PML Cadillac valve covers, passenger side
    Click on image to view larger.

    Finishes

    These valve covers are sand castings. So they have the texture of sand. This texture usually is visible through the powder coat or paint, similar to an orange peel look and feel.

    When the valve covers are powder coated, the top of the fins and script are brushed so the design stands out.

    When polished, the area between the fins and script is not polished to provide contrast and highlight the design.

    Read here for more information about finishes and construction of PML parts.

    Gaskets

    Uses stock gaskets (not included). We recommend cork or cork composite gaskets.

    PML sells cork composite gaskets for these valve covers which can be ordered over the phone.

    Inside of Valve Covers

    Inside of PML Cadillac valve covers with 1949 script
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    These valve covers have an open interior so that there is clearance for many roller rocker systems.

    The donut shapes on the inside add thickness so this area can be machined for PCV, oil fill caps or breathers.

    PCV, Breather and Oil Fill Holes

    PCV, breather, and oil fill holes are optional. A billet oil cap is also available.

    PML can machine holes if needed. Holes can be machined on the top or on the intake manifold side.

    The bosses, which look like rings or donuts, on the inside indicate locations where holes can be machined on the top. Holes do not interfer with script.

    PML can machine holes to order for per hole. This is custom machining and must be ordered over the phone.

    See this PDF file. It shows pictures of PML Cadillac valve covers with holes machined and oil caps. A separate window will open and the file will load (may take a minute).