Looks like nickel finish? Super easy to replate in a tank, then give a coats of clear acrylic to protect it. That coppery layer may just have been a transitional layer so the outer plating would stick. DIfferent base metals need a different transitional. Like gold can't stick to cheap jewelers brass or many pot metals, so they flash on a layer of nickel. Just a few microns does the trick.My dad decided he was going to try and get more pitting out of the GTO's steering wheel when we took the column off to put on a tilt/telescope column, and did this:
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Sanded right through the plating into the pot metal.
Obviously, it's going to have to be refinished, as replating them seems like a non-starter. Anyone have a recommendation for what do now?
I don't recall what year your truck is, but an EGR is probably a good idea, and only takes an inlet port on the bottom of the plenum somewhere.@Jehannum @gee
Ok, I'm ready to print this in order to start casting. Due to size and how I had to cut it up I'll end up printing it over roughly a week and a half to two weeks. Because of that I'd like to have a couple sets of eyes on this.
This is a 3D PDF, they're a bit finnicky to open, but if it doesn't open you can try updating Adobe.
Regular PDF calling out everything on here that I think should be on an intake.
Yeah, it was definitely on the "to do" list.Looking at that pic again... heh @ the AC compressor in the lower left with no hoses going to it acting as an expensive idler.
Actually hooking it up would involve running hoses past the exhaust, or across the engine bay in ugly fashion. Not to mention finding a place to mount a condenser.