Some cool valve cover decals for my old truck

Indeed, GM did not make the small block in the 1930’s but these wood CID labels make it look more period. Cut on GF our of thin walnut.

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Very cool. How do they hold up to the engine heat?

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Another engine heat question, We used to grill hot dogs on the engines on the valve covers at the track, so how are they holding up?

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Valve covers shouldn’t get much hotter than oil, which is generally 230-250º F.

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I took it around town and got it pretty hot… Nothing caught on fire and the oak seems to be holding up. Will post a follow up after a couple weeks of driving. Hot dogs? Now I am hungry :slight_smile:

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We would heat up breakfast tacos :joy:

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Puts a whole new concept to greasy hotdogs.

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Those engines were cleaner than most kitchens and the covers were stainless or polished aluminum :slight_smile:

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Several instances of actually cooking (vs. heating) food on engines, I think Top Gear had one many years ago. So did Alton Brown in Feasting on Asphalt (although I think that was a failure, iirc).

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Can we see a picture of the whole truck?