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Old 06-21-2008, 09:35 AM
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Brass accents on engine tacky?

Ive been machining hardware for my project mainly because I can't find what I'm looking for. Although it's easier to make everything from aluminum and polish it, I thought it might be too much so I decided to break it up and use some brass accents instead. I want to try to get a nice mix of painted and polished hardware. This engine compartment is still in mock up stage so nothing is finished. I'm just trying to find a place for all the hardware that has to go in here then I'll finish the polishing and painting.

The pictures show the parts for the hydraulic clutch reservoir that I made and it mounted in place next to the hydro-booster. Also, I machined a matching brass and aluminum oil fill spout in the left valve cover that's not polished yet. The hoses from the top rear of each valve cover go to the oil catch can inside the right fender and I attached those to the valve covers with custom brass couplers. I may add a couple more brass pieces later to balance things out but I'm not sure where.

Just wanted to share with you guys and get your input.

Ed

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Old 06-21-2008, 10:17 AM
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Very nice work. Far from tacky - polished brass SCREAMS quality in an engine compartment as opposed to billet aluminum which SCREAMS another boring, store-bought, kit car, billetmobile.

How are you taking your pictures? If a digital camera, you should be able to adjust your settings to shoot HUGE photos. Take them into a program like PhotoShop (bunches of quality photo editing programs on the market for <$40) and resize to whatever you want. I grant you permission to read the instructions that came with your camera and not lose your man-card. But just this once. And don't let anyone catch you doing it.
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Nice stuff. Keep the Brasso handy.

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Very Sharp, but don't forget brass is Heavy. Don't want to much weight.
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Old 06-21-2008, 10:55 AM
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I love the smell of Brasso in the morning.
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i have a few brass fitting on my engine. i think they look great. adds another demension of color.
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I would keep the brass. Looks great.
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Old 06-25-2008, 02:05 AM
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Very nice touch. Do it.
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