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CADILLAC® 368, 425, 472, & 500 Valve Covers, 1949 CADILLAC Script and Fins
Part Number 11163
Dimensions: 3.6 inches tall. For more dimensions, click here for dimensions.
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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.
PML added these valve covers to our product line for 368, 425, 472 and 500 Cadillac engines because of many customer requests.
The script and fins are part of the casting and raised above the surface. When the valve covers are powder coated, the top of the fins and script would be brushed so the design stands out. In a similar way, when polished, the area between the fins and script would not be polished to provide contrast and highlight the design.
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 the the 331, 365, 390, 429 Cadillac engines, please see PML Part Number 11073.
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PML recommends cork or cork composite gaskets for these valve covers. You can purchase a set from us for $20 .
Inside of Valve Covers
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. These locations can be machined for PCV, oil fill caps or breathers.
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PCV, Breather, Oil Fill Options
These covers do not come with holes but they can be machined on the top or the side. Holes do not interfer with script. PML can machine holes for a $45.00 machining charge per hole.
See pictures of similar PML Cadillac valve covers with holes drilled and oil caps in this PDF file. A separate window will open and the file will load (may take a minute).
A billet oil cap is also available.
Please call to order for machining or billet oil cap.
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
Sign at the show
Passenger side of engine, 1960 Cadillac Coupe de Ville
Driver side of engine, 1960 Cadillac Coupe de Ville
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, Cadillac 472 engine, PML valve covers
Passenger side of Cadillac 472 engine in a 1956 Studebaker
1956 Studebaker Hawk Hardtop
Bill put these PML valve covers on his 1944 Coupe.
1944 Coupe with PML Cadillac valve covers, driver side
1944 Coupe with PML Cadillac valve covers, passenger side
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