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Mr Gasket Valve Covers?

Going through the boxes of parts that came with my recent purchase ('65 fastback/shell). Found these - never seen any like them. Does anyone know where they came from? Did a google search and came up with nothing....

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Those are a rare set of valve covers manufactured by Mr. Gasket Company. They were made for vintage Ford 260/289/302 engines of the '60s and '70s since the 260s haven't been built for a while. I found a set on the internet for $150.

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Those are a rare set of valve covers manufactured by Mr. Gasket Company. They were made for vintage Ford 260/289/302 engines of the '60s and '70s since the 260s haven't been built for a while. I found a set on the internet for $150.
Thanks - I did see a similar pair for around that, but they weren't an exact match. Regardless, I'll probably use them - they're in much better shape than the originals....

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I haven't seen those since I was in high school! Personally, in my gen, we really didn't think that much about them....guys who bought those typically didn't have the $ for the Ford, Chev etc ones which were a bit more $

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They are aftermarket add ons someone put on the car, they do not belong on the car originally and were a cheap alternative to Edelbrock or Mickey Thomson Aluminum covers.
The originals are a lot more desirable to have on the car and can usually be straightened out and fixed up to look as good as new with a little work. If you do use the aftermarket ones, they can be stripped and polished up to look decent but be sure to use spreaders for the bolts so you don't warp them.



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I haven't seen those since I was in high school! Personally, in my gen, we really didn't think that much about them....guys who bought those typically didn't have the $ for the Ford, Chev etc ones which were a bit more $
Nice- I can see them being viewed as 'cheap' back in the day, but they seem cool to this old(er) guy......
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They are aftermarket add ons someone put on the car, they do not belong on the car originally and were a cheap alternative to Edelbrock or Mickey Thomson Aluminum covers.
The originals are a lot more desirable to have on the car and can usually be straightened out and fixed up to look as good as new with a little work. If you do use the aftermarket ones, they can be stripped and polished up to look decent but be sure to use spreaders for the bolts so you don't warp them.
I'll hang on to the original ones, just in case my great great grandson wants to put the family heirloom back together original... Good tip on the spreaders though, thanks!

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I like them. Put some elbow grease into them, maybe some paint and some more elbow grease and make them go fast..again!
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