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Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 2:50 pm 
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Hey guys,

Most of you by now would know i own an AU3 TE50.

Most of you will also know than any ford v8 (at least the XR range) has that large plastic (or in my case fibre glass) cover over the engine..

I was thinking of getting the Aussie Flag sprayed over this large relatively flat (and boring) piece.

What are your opionons? I dont just mean a square lookin flag, i mean a professionaly sprayed flag that sorta looks like its wavin....if ya know what i mean?? sorta like this? (see below)

On one hand i want to personalise the car and i reckon would look great when u open the bonnet, wow factor.....but on the other hand i know a lot of people will tell me its best to keep it stock. Just after some opinions?

 

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 2:54 pm 
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I would leave it stock if it was me. But if you want it done then you should try and get another cover and do it on that so that you can keep your original one as well.

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 2:57 pm 
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take the cover off and show that windsor pride :D

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 3:14 pm 
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two covers is a great idea.. -so as to have one as a spare.. :wink:

although is the aussie flag on the engine cover portraying the car as aussie? or the engine? (American origins) get my drift? :wink:

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 4:03 pm 
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well.....

car is aussie i spose....despite the fact the engine is yank and ford is yank.....

i dont mind your idea of the 2 covers tho. i hate to think what i would be charged tho for a new cover.

having the cover off, i must admit is ugly. all u see is a mess of distrubitor cables.

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 4:15 pm 
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do it in a washable paint? heat resistant of course!

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 4:48 pm 
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i'd personally spray a big ford logo on it instead of the flag but hey, it's your car.

 

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I think its a great idea, its not just about what the car/engine is, its who u are.

 

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I think it's a great idea, should look great, go for it.
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Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 7:29 pm 
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It would grab your attention when you opened the bonnet i reckon

still concerned about the purists view tho

as some suggested tho, maybe try and locate another one....just in case!

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 7:31 pm 
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two covers is a great idea.. -so as to have one as a spare.. :wink:

although is the aussie flag on the engine cover portraying the car as aussie? or the engine? (American origins) get my drift? :wink:
engine is canadian. made in windsor ontario which is right next to detroit tho
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Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 11:39 pm 
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hey guys again

this is sumfin i whipped up in photoshop

what u guys reckon? bit more food for thought?

 

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 11:46 pm 
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looks great!.. and is the intake aluminium? could it be polished a Brilliant chrome? would set the flag off nicely.. :wink:

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 11:55 pm 
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Looks heaps good, Go for it.

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2007 12:03 am 
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well its important to remember that u wouldnt see any 'colour' behind the flag....im only so good at photoshop (lol)

the intake is alloy. it can be polished up. not to a brilliant chrom (unless it is actually chromed = big $$$) but as per normal alloy it can be made pretty shiny

 

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