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Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 11:27 pm 
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I have polished two rocker covers up like this and have found a real easy way to do it. Paint the whole cover first then grab the orbital and sand back the raised ribs. Gives a brushed aluminium look. The heatsheild for the pod was equally as easy. But a bit harder to describe :lol: All I have to get now is a decent sized pod so that the pipe to the throttle body doesn't hinder performance :P

 

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 12:23 am 
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cool, i have done quite a few rockercovers myself, only i do it by hand so its all neat and you dont slip and take all the paint off..

do you sand blast your covers first? if you leave dirty paint underneath not only wont it look good but it will chip off really easy

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only shot i have of this one is the progress shot
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there is also a bright yellow one which i have always hated and its bloody dirty in the pic
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just to help you by showing examples and that there quite easy to do

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 11:23 pm 
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I have Ford Racing rocker covers on my 400ci V8, and they are polished, with normally black script in the engraved areas, but I changed it to Purple (to match the engine colour) with a fine brush, looks cool and subtle.
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Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 11:24 pm 
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good stuff... got any pics?

doing small things like this makes all the difference between a normal underbonnet and a attractive underbonnet

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 11:26 pm 
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damn they look good....add to the to-do list

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 11:40 pm 
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if i get time tomorrow ill clean up the yellow rockercover and take a few more pics of it... i also have a shot of my current engine bay with the black rocker cover (and ill get a shot of the red one on my dads falcon)

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yes i know i need to move the pod but i dont have any stock piping to bend it to the right - thats how i got the car

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 7:58 am 
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To get the piece of pipe, look in the wreckers for an early falcon with a gas type carby on it. They have a short piece of stock rubber tube on them. Makes life a lot easier. 8-)

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 9:39 am 
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you know the factory pipe? im after one of them as its perfect for what i need - i just need it to be away from the heat of the motor and queensland transport wont bug me

i may have one floating around here

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 5:59 pm 
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Yep she looks like the factory one and goes straight on the throttle body. To go to a 3 inch pod all you need is a piece of 75mm (3inch) tube. This fits right in the tube and right in the pod. I got a bit rough and used a piece of 75mm pvc :lol: . Will change it to a stainless one oneday!

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2006 2:52 pm 
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u notice much gain with that pod mate?
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Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2006 2:58 pm 
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hey huggie how where did u take that alted rip off pic?

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2006 3:05 pm 
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hey huggie how where did u take that alted rip off pic?


i bought 2 of his cars that he "built" and had to strip them, that pic is one of them, i simply painted it up the side and took a pic, i plan on calling a metal recycler from a fair distance away so it gets plenty of road traveling time for people to read. :lol:

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2006 3:07 pm 
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eb_guy888 wrote:
u notice much gain with that pod mate?


if your asking about mine? i dont notice much but it gives a nice hissing sound as it sucks the air. similar to a turbo when it spools just no where near as loud

 

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huggiebear wrote:
OBS35N wrote:
hey huggie how where did u take that alted rip off pic?


i bought 2 of his cars that he "built" and had to strip them, that pic is one of them, i simply painted it up the side and took a pic, i plan on calling a metal recycler from a fair distance away so it gets plenty of road traveling time for people to red. :lol:


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