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View Poll Results: What to do with my Windsor engine cover?
Leave it on, it looks cleaner 26 70.27%
Leave it off so you can see the motor 11 29.73%
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Old 11-12-2004, 18:35   #1 (permalink)
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Cover on, or off?

Was playing around with the Fairmont again today and came to the same problem when finished. Put the engine cover back on, or leave it off?


Here is the cover on, nice and clean looking, but where is the motor?




Here is the cover off, bloody messy looking, kinda tough looking, and you can see a V8 in there!!

I'm undecided, what's everyone's opinions?
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Old 11-12-2004, 18:37   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Cover on, or off?

on for sure
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Old 11-12-2004, 18:38   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Cover on, or off?

On. Looks like a horrible mess with it off. Modern V8s simply don't look pretty.
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Old 11-12-2004, 18:42   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Cover on, or off?

Leave it on

And Paint it IMHO
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Old 11-12-2004, 19:20   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Cover on, or off?

i'd go with the paint idea, if you can get another from a wrecker you could experiment with colours or even coatings: chrome, caronfibre alloy finish etc but incase it turned rice i'd keep the original so you can always go back
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Old 11-12-2004, 20:10   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Cover on, or off?

ive painted my one matt silver ( kinda looks like the sprint one)

doesnt look too bad
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Old 11-12-2004, 20:34   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Cover on, or off?

Yer paint it in a gloss black.
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Old 11-12-2004, 22:25   #8 (permalink)
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Re: Cover on, or off?

Im differant guys. Id leave it off and buy the 5ltr plate and bolt it on the manifold. Can get em for $20 at spares shops. Heres what mine used to look like
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Old 11-13-2004, 00:03   #9 (permalink)
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Nice maf :)
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Old 11-13-2004, 01:53   #10 (permalink)
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Re: Cover on, or off?

Mine won't fit anymore..I kept cutting it so it fits but there's hardly anything left .
So instead of skirt I guess it has thong now ...haha Lol..
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