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65 GP 389


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Hi Guys, my GP is ex California and as such has a pipe from LH rocker cover to air cleaner (to assist PCV and keep emissions down I assume.) I have seen photos of other 389s and there appears to be some sort of rocker cover plug that I guess other states allowed when emissions weren't mandated.

I'd like one of those plugs. Anyone got any leads as to where I might source one? Yes, I can fabricate something but would prefer a factory item. Perhaps even a non CA issued rocker cover that is solid and has no outlet whatsoever.

I have one more question. Trying to locate a US wrecking yard online is proving tough. Does anyone know of a good un with a few GPs lying around?

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Fitzy - they are readily available from the catalog companies and they are not that expensive. Just search for valve cover plug.

Here is one example.

https://www.npdlink.com/product/plug-valve-cover-hole-oil-filler-tube/182136?backurl=search%2Fproducts%3Fpage%3D2%26search_terms%3Dvalve%2Bcover%2Bgrommet%26top_parent%3D10000%26year%3D

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If you can't find one at your local Auto Parts Store, almost all the Pontiac Vendors should have them.

 

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Thanks fellas, that's a great help. I love Sprint's comment about my 'local parts store.' Sorry Sprint, I'm in Australia and my Poncho is probably one of perhaps 6 in the entire country.  Be assured that my local parts store wouldn't know a Pontiac from a Honda.

Having said that, here's an uplifting little story. I needed some correct Pontiac light blue engine enamel. Yes, it's available from the US but can't be shipped because it's an aerosol. After a fruitless search in all the panel shops and 'local parts stores' I was about to give up when I saw a little place I'd never been to and thought 'oh well, I'll try them, just in case.' I told the guy what I needed and he showed me the VHT catalogue. There it was, the CORRECT Pontiac blue, alongside the later metallic blue. So I ordered it (along with some primer) and to my total amazement, got to pick it up a week later.

So, I will now eat my own words and declare that my 'local parts store' came through for me. I guarantee I have just exhausted their Pontiac parts supply though...

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