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Old 11-01-2003, 12:35 AM   #11
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series III? do we get any details? Did you take any pics?
It aint new, it'* the 04 GP'* engine, and hopefully soon the bonnies. It really only has a couple updates, one is electronic throttles, slightly enhances (debatable) supercharger, and some small tweaks here and there.
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Old 11-01-2003, 07:00 PM   #12
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I wonder if they are going to have upper intake problems like the series II does?
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Old 11-02-2003, 02:46 PM   #13
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I think this year they are only */Ced models.
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If you are looking for a set of Valve covers( Alluminum ) for a 3800 series one engine, you may be able to use the valve covers from an 88-89 3800 or 3300 V6.... Don't quote me on the usage, but these were made of alluminum... I might grabb a set for my 91 3800 V6...
The ones on my 87 LeSabre and my 89 Touring Sedan all looked the same...off-gray plastic. When clean they are better looking than the average factory valve cover.

I wonder though...there were plenty of mid-80'* RWD cars with 229 and 231 V6'*. There had to be an aftermarket set of valve covers for these. Why wouldn't they fit?
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i was checking into having a set of fab alum valve covers made for when i go to the roller rockers next spring. they want 350 bux for a one off set. also its hard to have them dipped and baked or polished because they are plastic. this is one of the longest running valve cover design GM has used and no one makes a custom cover for them. the were on all the 3.0L, 3.3L, 3.8L from the start up till now. we had a new GP in our shop this week with a series 3 in it, and guess what, still the same covers.
This just cam to me. Why dont you try emailing the company & see how many people it would take to drop the price.
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Hello….. I can cast them if there is serious demand. I will share a little…… I live very close to whipple supercharger. They are based in Fresno. Now ask yourself they must have someone cast there units... well the same company who casts for whipple can cast parts for me and it is fairly simple to get it done. I will drop of a set and get a price.

Obviously the jig is pricey but the cost will be reasonable once done.

If I do this though I will stick my name on it somewhere. If you want a custom set I have a few friends i work with who weld aluminum. wink wink. I can get a one off price for ya. Really I find the options are easy to find… The issue is serious buyers are scarce.


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the rwd 3800 motors are 4 bolt. different bolt pattern. as far as clearance goes, intense racing sells a spacer kit that goes under the valve covers for 200 bux
the fab covers are looking better and better
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Since i have a 93 and already have roller rockers, would i still need bigger covers to go over the new rockers you're talking about in the other thread?
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Would this be considered polished?
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dam that looks good wish i had one of those
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