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      On the chassis for Enzo's Revenge, I'm considering chrome plating the cross bracing and painting the side rails red (to match the engine and interior). (All the pieces are brass.)

      [B]So the question is, chrome plate the bracing or paint the entire frame red?[/B]

      I'm going for the Riddler / AMBR look, not a "Rat Rod" look. Imagine this model sitting over mirrors at Cobo Hall in Detroit at the Autorama. Which would you rather see?

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      Andy.


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  1. hot ford coupe's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    Some great points were made here about the strength of chromed metal. Does that also apply to the engine parts? Would a polished aluminum finish be the better looking choice here?
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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    Glu - The Rolf and the Busby are stunning. But one thing that appeals to me in a very big way is creating cars that don't look like anything else. While I am completely hooked on Hot I want your opinion Rods, Cruisers and Customs, there is still a piece of me that likes the Figoni et Falaschi of yesterday and the Chip Foose of today. To create a vehicle that breaks new ground, that is unlike anything else and pushes limits really turns me on. That is what Enzo's Revenge is all about.

    And in answer to your question HFC - When I go to the major Concours events, I need to have at least two formal outfits (ties, shiny shoes, jackets, etc) for the evening events. On show day, at the very least, I have to have on a shirt with a collar and long pants (no jeans). While I rarely wear a tie on the show field, I'm not exactly in my most comfortable couture either.

    At the hot I want your opinion rod shows though, it's a comfortable T-shirt (one that either has something offensive or grease stains on the front) and comfortable pair of shorts. AND THEY SERVE BEER!!!!!!!! Can't get that at Pebble Beach either. Just a $12 Martini. Every try and quench your thirst by chugging a Martini? It can't be done.


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    The big problem with chrome parts on a motor is simple. Chrome will not dissipate the heat, it works as heat shielding and holds the heat in. That stuff is just as shiny on the metal side as it is on the outside.
    Polished aluminiun is better, however raw cast or brushed aluminium is best for engine parts as it dissipates heat much better. The texture also adds minorly to the total surface area helping to cool the motor down.
    This is why engine blocks are usually roughcast, may be ugly but it cools better. In reality it was no more expensive to cast them a little smoother, they just didnít.
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    Thanks Doc. You've given me a great deal of help here with engnine detailing. Brushed and some small amount of polished aluminum it it. BTW, e-mail me your address again. I've got something I need to send to you.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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