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Post by Ragtacker on Tue Jan 26, 2016 5:23 pm

Why in blue blazes would anyone paint chrome? I got sidetracked today from the interior and stripped these valve covers because I had too.


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Post by Keith Mopar on Wed Jan 27, 2016 6:28 am

Wow great job, yea they look much better chrome.

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Post by smoken340 on Wed Jan 27, 2016 1:05 pm

Ragtacker wrote:Why in blue blazes would anyone paint chrome? I got sidetracked today from the interior and stripped these valve covers because I had too.


Maybe they just got tired of shining them.

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Post by Ragtacker on Wed Jan 27, 2016 5:21 pm

That could be, theres going to be lots to shine when its all done under there

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Post by smoken340 on Wed Jan 27, 2016 6:29 pm

Ragtacker wrote:That could be, theres going to be lots to shine when its all done under there

Nothing wrong with a healthy chrome obsession. lol

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Post by philcollins on Thu Jan 28, 2016 9:08 am

It's personal but i like painted engine colour valve covers better. I took off chromes valves covers off my 2 engines.

Not yet installed 340 1972


With chrome valves covers, engine is dusty, from paint work on engine compartment.




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Post by smoken340 on Thu Jan 28, 2016 9:22 am

I like the stock look as well. However my 72 has a 340 out of a 1970. So the engine is already the wrong color for 72, and besides the engine had the chrome on it when I bought the car. Been to a lot of swap meets, including 5 all Mopar swap meets, in search of stock equipment , so far everyone wants an arm and leg for a stock air filter housing and stock rocker covers. I do keep looking hoping I will find someone reasonable.

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Post by philcollins on Thu Jan 28, 2016 9:29 am

You are right, the price asked for those parts is insane. And it's nothing compared to air grabber one. Don't ask how i know...

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Post by smoken340 on Thu Jan 28, 2016 9:36 am

philcollins wrote:You are right, the price asked for those parts is insane. And it's nothing compared to air grabber one. Don't ask how i know...
Looking at the picture of your Duster engine, I see that it has a stock look, Except for the headers. Did you use the headers on purpose ?

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Post by philcollins on Thu Jan 28, 2016 12:32 pm

yes. it's a 340 stroked to 372, roller hydr cam, Indy X cylinder heads etc.

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Post by smoken340 on Thu Jan 28, 2016 1:47 pm

I got you, no sense doing all that and then chocking the engine with stock manifolds.

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Post by philcollins on Thu Jan 28, 2016 1:52 pm

smoken340 wrote:I got you, no sense doing all that and then chocking the engine with stock manifolds.

Exactly.

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Post by Ragtacker on Thu Jan 28, 2016 5:27 pm

Mine had a factory slant 6 and its got a 360 now. Theres nothing wrong with stock paint and no chrome at all but this is going to be holy ---- when I open the hood and thats the look and reaction I want. When we were kids building these things here on the coast we all tried to keep them looking stock from the outside but killer machines under the hood (sleeper) and thats where I am going with this one. If it was number matching I would be respectful of that and treat it accordingly but........

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Post by smoken340 on Thu Jan 28, 2016 5:56 pm

Ragtacker wrote:Mine had a factory slant 6 and its got a 360 now. Theres nothing wrong with stock paint and no chrome at all but this is going to be holy ---- when I open the hood and thats the look and reaction I want. When we were kids building these things here on the coast we all tried to keep them looking stock from the outside but killer machines under the hood (sleeper) and thats where I am going with this one. If it was number matching I would be respectful of that and treat it accordingly but........

Sometimes I think people put to much emphasis on NUMBERS MATCHING.
I really don't think it makes a whole lot of difference in the value of our cars anyways.

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Post by Ragtacker on Thu Jan 28, 2016 6:11 pm

Ya can`t really disagree

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Post by philcollins on Thu Jan 28, 2016 7:01 pm

Don't worry, my car are not number matching nor are they stock.

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