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PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:49 am 
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Aerohead wrote:
Very impressive build Mike, looks professional.

Your bonnet vents, did you go with rigid abs plastic vents made for the Focus or are they a universal fit?

Did you need two cans of VHT paint to do the cam cover?
Have always had good results with their paint, oven bake is best afterwards if the wife is out for the day, heat gun for application good tip to get rid of dampness, I always get spray can nice and warm as well before starting.


Thanks Aerohead..
These are actually the genuine ford vents, they have plastic shaped tabs that metal tabs clamp to hold in place on the underside..
I made a template 1st and spent a wee while cutting them out as precisely as possible..

I only used 1 can for the rocker mate, was plenty for about 5 coats I think, yeah I warmed up the parts, had the tins in house at room temp and well shook.. and kept shaking between coats.. couple thin covering coats to start with, then 3 or 4 heavy coats.. 1st time I've done it and was impressed..

Will add some pics.


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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2021 6:27 am 
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Hmmmm.................. had enquiries about selling this...........
Also Fast Ford want to do an article.........

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Drive it a bit first?

Don't get the fast Ford guys after our precious engines, already have to beat off the go fast Astra crowd!


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