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Who owns this cam cover?

PostPost by: Evante » Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:11 am

Hi All,

Someone on the site posted a picture of this cam cover.

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I think it is beautiful and would like to do mine the same way.

If anyone owns it, or knows who does, please let me know. Also,

does anyone have instructions on how to get an old pitted cover to look like this?

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PostPost by: tedtaylor » Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:14 am

probably a very aggressive course polishing wheel process?
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PostPost by: el-saturn » Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:07 am

to begin with i'd use wet sandpaper (600) where you'll already get a new shiny surface. thereafter its lot less polishing (2 hrs saved) with the same result. .......................that's how i polish parts unless i only need a bit of polishing sandy, alps
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PostPost by: trw99 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:14 am

Jay

It belongs to Mike in the US. He posts on here as 'elancoupe'.

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PostPost by: tvacc » Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:17 pm

yeah, that's Mike B's. Heck of a job on that car in regards to polishing stuff.
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PostPost by: Evante » Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:55 pm

Thanks for the responses!

How can I get in touch with Mike B.?

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PostPost by: elancoupe » Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:31 pm

Hi Jay, it is indeed my car.

You can pm me with any questions.
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PostPost by: denicholls2 » Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:28 pm

Mike will tell you how he got there, but you could get there by blasting with walnut shells. The original look of bare aluminum is very different from how it looks after 50 years of oxidation. I have two motorcycles from the era that once looked like this and now don't.
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