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Old 02-13-2011, 07:45 PM
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Actually all the polished aluminum is not all that hard to keep up on. See pic.

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Old 02-13-2011, 08:07 PM
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Id love to get a set of those rocker covers for my 460 stroker
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Old 02-13-2011, 11:18 PM
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The guy who built my car lined the whole engine bay and transmission tunnel in Stainless Steel sheet, must have taken ages, IMHO its a neat Job.
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Old 02-14-2011, 12:45 AM
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OZVENOM got a bit carried away fabricating and polishing stuff for this one...



Where is Paul's car now?
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Old 02-14-2011, 01:05 AM
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Paul's "old"car was a heart breaker.
Very nice car.
Paul tells me it was doing 1.06 secs around Wakefield just recently...
He's got it going quick.

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Old 02-14-2011, 01:15 AM
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750 that is a nice looking engine bay. Your avatar makes sense now.
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Polishing alloy is a huge pain in the ass.

I am trying to replace all alloy bits with paint or chrome. My fabricated tanks have been clear coated but it is very difficult to get the clear to stick, and also hard to buff.

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Old 02-14-2011, 03:39 AM
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750 that is a nice looking engine bay. Your avatar makes sense now.
Nah mate - that's too shiny to be anything of mine! It was a Qld car owned by someone who's now playing with GT40s and an RCR track car. Lives down south now.

Mine has an impeller and lots of alloy, but not a single bit of it is polished:

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Old 02-14-2011, 03:46 AM
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Spook - great photo. That 8 throttle body intake really was something else! Technology, looks, and a big block type of a rumble out of the exhaust. Love it!
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Old 02-14-2011, 05:10 AM
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that's some nice lookin kit Cobrarich

love the clevo's

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Maintenance of my polished engine bay eventually became a "been there and done it" thing, over and over. Aluminum is not forgiving. A braided cloth hose that touches the aluminum will leave a mark. Part of the wiring harness lying next to the aluminum will leave a blemish. Droplets of anti-freeze and oil were a nuisance. Just cleaning off road dust and dirt could leave swirls and traces from the rag used during the cleaning.

I had the polished look for many years, but two years ago I re-did the surfaces with Scotchbrite and WD 40. The appearance now is different, definitely less "showy", but much easier to maintain.

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Old 02-14-2011, 10:44 AM
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Polish it, i think they look amazing, if detailing is your thing it will be fun.
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Hi have decided to paint it. The overall look that i plan on going with is the modern hotrod style look so i think painting will suit what i am going for.
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Paul's "old"car was a heart breaker.
Very nice car.
Paul tells me it was doing 1.06 secs around Wakefield just recently...
He's got it going quick.

Cheers,
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Is 1:06 quick around Wakefield ??
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Old 02-15-2011, 05:21 AM
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Hey Ash...

Who...buy the way...turned the big FOUR OH yesterday...

Happy Birthday Lad !

1.06....It's the new 1.08 !!....

Looking for 1.04 this year !!

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Old 02-15-2011, 05:38 AM
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Hi have decided to paint it. The overall look that i plan on going with is the modern hotrod style look so i think painting will suit what i am going for.
Liam - coulnt you have just painted the fibreglass then, rather then lining in Al?
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The Alloy on the fire wall is for a heat shield and was recommended by the manufacturer.

My inner guards also need to be replaced because i think the previous owner had the body sitting a funny way for several years resulting in the them being quite buckled. Its easier for me to remake them with alloy rather than fibreglass.
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Old 02-15-2011, 01:17 PM
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A few bits around the back are easy to clean.

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