[V8] Engine Trim
dsaad at icehouse.net
Thu Apr 17 11:41:53 PDT 2008
If you crack off the remaining plastic, you are left with a nice flat
brass surface. I found some big brass slotted head screws and cut
the heads off, then soldered them to the existing screw head. It
could be done so it looked good. I was after functionality, but even
so I think it looks fine. Never have to worry about it cracking off
On Apr 16, 2008, at 11:56 AM, Scott Simmons wrote:
> All of the original screws for the spark-plug-wire covers have broken.
> Dealership prices them at $15, each. Anyone have any home-made ideas
> for tasteful looking bolts to replace them? I just have some metric
> bolts and washers but am thinking of maybe some black allen-head
> Also, the silver lettering on those covers has started to come off.
> Best way to repaint? Paint everything silver, then mask the
> letters and
> paint the background black?
> The OE "phillips head" nuts that hold down the front of the big air
> cover were always missing and I never replaced them. Yesterday, while
> fiddling around under the hood, I found one sitting between the jump
> post and purge valve. It's been there for at least 18 months. I
> saw it and it never fell out. Huh.
> ~Scott S.
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