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Elite cam covers

Posted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:10
by theelanman
so as the restoration gets nearer to the end.....
Just the little bits to tidy........but.......what colour to do the cam covers
Its a 1978 Elite 501
I assume the cam covers were originally black.......but should I go red crackle finish?......
Thoughts appreciated
Thanks
Gareth

Re: Elite cam covers

Posted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:34
by Hawaiis0
Black is stock.
Red is to traditionally identify a SE HC engine, and so used to elevate a non HC engine appearance for extra blag .
Paint whatever you want, but the most likely retort by cockwombles if going red post completion is "they're not the right colour" .
If you dont mind that, go red - or go with the colour that complements the engine bay paint :)
Freedom of speech.
The red crinkle peels if poorly done :roll: :)
Stu

Re: Elite cam covers

Posted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 13:33
by MetBlue
Black. Definitely Black
- Or maybe I'm just too traditional - :D
Tony

Re: Elite cam covers

Posted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 22:12
by Pete Boole
Yep - black, or no paint at all?

Pete

Re: Elite cam covers

Posted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 23:20
by Alan_M
Your car, your choice.

If you don’t want to go black, how about either in some as body or colour that contrasts well with the body colour?

Re: Elite cam covers

Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2020 13:41
by DavidOliver
Crinkle Black.

Having said that, I admit I have painted Calypso Red the Air Filter and timimg belt guard, I considered
the smooth black a bit ugly, and should some future owner prefer black it is very easy to remove the red.


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Dave the cog.