I know - I'm just wondering how it holds up and what it looks like on an engine. It almost looks chrome to me. I'm just thinking it might be a little too flashy on an engine..I wonder if it just jumps out at you when you look under the hood.
I sure wish someone would make something to make cast aluminum intakes stay looking new...
'68 Camaro Convertible
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Originally posted by dschribs: Bob
Does it look chrome or more of a polished aluminum? Do you have the intake as well??
I'd love to see the pics when you get them...
It definitely looks closer to the pic in your link but clearly their pic is professional photography for marketing hype versus the natural light in Don's pic. I didn't get the intake yet as the builder included a polished dual-plane intake with the build. I'm sure down the road I will change the intake to Permastar as well. My guess is you won't see an installed pic as "clean" as their web page pic due to the differences in natural light, camera, etc. I can assure you it looks much better than any chrome or polished piece I've seen. Once I get the car back Monday I'll take some pics so you can see the difference in the water pump and the polished instake. Perhaps the contrast will provide some additional insight.
I've been to many car shows last season and noticed quite a few Permastar manifolds. To me, it seems like a no-maintaince chrome finish, perhaps a little on the nickle side. I believe if Edelbrock did a better job at polishing the aluminum surface prior to the Permastar application, the finished product would more closly resemble the promo photo.It's too bad they don't offer refinishing of previously purchased Edelbrock stuff, because I've got a bunch!-John Ziganto