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BUICK® Nailhead V8
Fins and Vintage Script
Valve Covers

P/N 11080-2

PML Buick Nailhead V8 Valve Covers, Fins and Script, As-Cast PML GM Licensing Stamp PML Buick Nailhead V8 Valve Covers, Fins and Script, Black Powder Coated PML GM Licensing Stamp PML Buick Nailhead V8 Valve Covers, Fins and Script, Polished PML GM Licensing Stamp
As-cast finish
$300.00 (set of 2)
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Black powder coating
$420.00 (set of 2)
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Polished finish
$475.00 (set of 2)
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These PML Nailhead BUICK V8 valve covers are designed for 1953 to 1966 Buick 264, 322, 364, 401 and 425 engines. PML valve covers are heavy duty and feature classic styling. The fins and script are cast-in (not engraved) and are rise over a quarter of an inch above the surface. Much thicker and stiffer than stock, these valve covers will not bend or flex and will make a secure, leak-free seal.

Close up showing BUICK script, natural cast finish. (Also remember to click on images above prices.)
Close of up PML valve cover with BUICK script PML GM Licensing Stamp

On the powder coat finish, the powder coat is shaved off the top of the fins and script.

These valve covers mount with two bolts per cover, included.

PML Buick Nailhead V8 valve covers come in two other designs, smooth side and full fin. PML also offers valley plates, spark plug wire covers and oil pans for the Nailhead V8. Please see our Buick Nailhead V8 Products.

We have a set of these valve covers on SPECIAL.

Gaskets

For gaskets, PML designed these Nailhead Buick valve covers to work with stock gaskets.

Optional PCV, Breather, Oil Fill Holes

These covers can work with many applications. Some applications use the valley plate for PCV, oil fill and breathers. Some applications use the valve covers. Holes to accommodate PCV, oil fill and breathers can be machined if needed in three possible locations on these PML valve covers. The interior has reinforced rings for custom machining when needed. An oil cap is also available.

Images below show the interior of these valve covers with the reinforced rings for machining, valve cover machined with an oil cap on it, and machined hole with oil cap sitting next to the cover. If you click on a small image, a larger image will load in a separate window or tab.

PML Nailhead Valve Covers, Inside    PML Nailhead Valve Covers, Inside    PML Nailhead Valve Covers, Inside

PML has a machine shop on-site and can machine holes for $40 per hole. Please call to order machining and let us know the specifications for your hole(s).

Optional Machining for Roller Rocker Arms

Some engine builds use large roller rocker arms. Customers have reported that sometimes there can be contact with the front side wall of the valve cover. Because PML covers are heavy duty, we can machine a groove to add clearance. This is approximately a one inch wide groove about one inch down from the gasket surface.

PML Nailhead Valve Covers modified for large rocker arms

PML has a machine shop on-site and can machine this groove for $40 per groove. Please call to order machining.

PML Valve Covers Compared to Stock

PML Valve Covers Part Number 11080-2 height compared to stock  PML Valve Covers Part Number 11080-2, compared to stock
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These images show a PML valve cover compared to the stock cover. The outside dimensions are shown. The distance to the gasket surface maybe different. See the link below the "Buy Now" button for more information on dimensions.

Installations

Our thanks to those who have emailed us pictures.

PML Valve Covers on 1963 Buick Riviera X11

We spotted this as the Grand National Roadster Show in January, 2015. The design is based on a concept car. It is a 1963 Buick Riviera with a 1969 Mercury Cyclone roof. Built by River City Speed & Custom, Owner Marcy Molkenthen.

From left to right: car, passenger's side, front, drivers's side

PML Nailhead valve covers on Buick Riviera, X11 design, picture of car    PML Nailhead valve covers on Buick Riviera, X11 design, passenger's side view    PML Nailhead valve covers on Buick Riviera, X11 design, front view    PML Nailhead valve covers on Buick Riviera, X11 design, drivers's side view
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PML Valve Covers on a 1963 Buick Riviera

This 1963 Buick Riviera features PML Nailhead valve covers and valley plate. Built by Precision Body Works in Virginia.

PML Nailhead valve covers on Buick Riviera, 1963, picture of car    PML Nailhead valve covers on Buick Riviera, 1963, engine    PML Nailhead valve covers on Buick Riviera, 1963, driver's side view
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1959 Buick LeSabre with PML Valve Covers, Valley Plate Cover, and Spark Plug Wire Covers

This 1959 Buick LeSabre with the Nailhead V8 engine was restored by Precision Body Works in Virginia. The engine shows off PML valve covers, valley plate, and spark plug wire covers.

PML Nailhead valve covers on Buick LeSabre, picture of car    PML Nailhead valve covers on Buick LeSabre, picture of engine    PML Nailhead valve covers on Buick LeSabre, passenger's side view of engine
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Other PML products for Buick Nailhead V8

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PML Valve Cover Features:

  • Strong sand-cast aluminum construction
  • Thick side walls and gasket flanges that will not bend when bolts are tightened
  • Mounting hardware included

Learn more about finishes and construction of PML parts.

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