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Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 6:06 am 
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just womdering if you can buy something it put over this o cover it up, or is it just better to make something?

just took all the engine covers off, and it doesnt look the best having a bug hole there. but i was thinking of buying one, so it can have something stamped on it,so it doesnt look boring.

cheers boys, any helpwould be great 8-)

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 10:25 am 
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you can usually get a "5LITRE" plate to go in there, some AU's and all the american windsors had them, but the yank ones will be the wrong way around

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 11:27 am 
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The AU 5 litre plates are getting harder to get, might be easier/cheaper to make a plate out of aluminium sheet.

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 12:12 pm 
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Yeah I hunted around and got a "V8 5.0 Litre" plate for it.
Makes the engine bay look a lot smarter.

More common plates are the Synergy 5000, but I'd rather the "V8 5.0 Litre" plate.

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 3:17 pm 
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Yeah I hunted around and got a "V8 5.0 Litre" plate for it.
Makes the engine bay look a lot smarter.

More common plates are the Synergy 5000, but I'd rather the "V8 5.0 Litre" plate.


where did you source the plate from? wreckers? ebay? private?

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 3:56 pm 
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Was private. It wasnt in the best shape but it only cost me $20.
I'd like to find a good condition one so I can recondition this one.

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 4:04 pm 
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if i was to make up my own plate, how would i go about getting decent looking lettering on there?

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 4:46 pm 
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Theres the pic of my badge.

Try and get hold of a proper badge. Its worth it.

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 4:57 pm 
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Yeah i will be getting the original badge i think, but i might even give it a go making one,and seeing how it turns out, i might make a few up and do a few designs..

might start that this week :) just wanna see what it looks it. how thick is the plate you have on there? 5-6mm??

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 5:08 pm 
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Hang on I'll just get a ruler.......


5mm thick.

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 5:11 pm 
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cheers mate,

i take it, it is stainless. would it be 304, 316, or do you really think it would matter?

i dont think it would matter, i will try and make some up during the week, i will post pics up when i am finished them, might be a few weeks, as i have to get the house in order for the cruise party im having :)

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 6:14 pm 
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Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2006 2:04 am 
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I got the same plaque but took to my engine cover with an angle grinder.

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Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2006 9:33 am 
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OOO another Explorer manifold.

Does the engine cover rattle at all offyaguts? I ask because the four bolts that hold it down at the rear are no longer there.

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2006 7:01 pm 
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Nah doesn't make a moise. Just the two bolts holding it down need to be done up tight so it doesn't move

 

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