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Posted: Sat May 06, 2006 5:42 pm 
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Gday,
Just wondering what the go is with the paint on the inlet manifold and rover covers of the EB-AU V8s. Mine is definately far from silver- its more of a light green/bronze look but not sure if this is from heat over time or if they actually painted the parts different colours. I've got a V8 plate to go over the upper intake from an AU but its silver and looks out of place on the green coloured manifold. Does anyone know how to restore this back to the proper silver look or would it require painting?

I've had a look through the profiles and some people's manifolds are silver, and others are the silvery green.

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Posted: Sat May 06, 2006 7:57 pm 
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Can you provide a picture of your intake color? :)

 

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Posted: Sat May 06, 2006 8:10 pm 
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I'm out at work at the moment until next week and don't have my car here to take a photo of the engine, but had a look through a few profiles and it is like orloxis's engine photo in his gallery - http://www.fordmods.com/forums/image.ph ... 4&maxw=640

note the colour of the upper intake on his - mine is the same.

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Posted: Sat May 06, 2006 8:15 pm 
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Ah right. I have no idea why its greenish... I don't believe Ford ever painted any of their intakes any color whatsoever, IMO it just looks a little grimey!

 

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Posted: Sat May 06, 2006 11:46 pm 
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Looks like discoloured clear coat, car dealers commonly coat the engine/engine bay etc

 

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Posted: Sun May 07, 2006 12:02 am 
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haha.. It most certainly is green guys. I have the same. The upper intake, and the rocker covers are painted this colour on alot of eseries...
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Posted: Sun May 07, 2006 2:55 pm 
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I think you'll find it just the ageing cast iron.....they definately weren't painted though

 

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Posted: Mon May 08, 2006 12:00 am 
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i would try soapy steel wool or the scaring pads
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