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Old 11-10-2013, 12:43 AM
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A Little Polishing

Decided to tackle the valve cover on my spare engine and see if I could get it to shine up a bit. Turned out sort of OK...




I learned a lot in the process and did some things that cost a bunch of time in the long run and compromised the overall appearance, but it was very rough to start with so it's OK.

On my current engine, I cleaned up and painted and cleared the valve cover. It looked really good for about a year, but it's now starting to look a little tired, chipped and discolored. I need to figure out what to do about the linkage before I install the valve cover on the car. It's a shame to put an ugly linkage on the polished valve cover.

I'll probably do the oil filter cover and the vacuum pump next.
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