[V8] Engine Trim

Dave Saad 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  
> bolts?
> 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  
> never
> saw it and it never fell out.  Huh.
> ~Scott S.
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