[concours] Plating of Float Bowl and Fuel line Banjo Bolts

Does anyone with a unmolested E-Type know what finish was used on the bolts
securing the carb float bowls and the banjo bolts securing the fuel feed pipe? I
know the pipe was Butler nickel. I have some original float bowl bolts in my
possession that seem to be nickel plated as well, but they are too grungy to be
able to tell for certain. All those I’ve seen in the past have been two corroded
to tell much of anything. I used a full color spread in one of Porter’s books to
reference once. But it appeared they were cad in the picture.

Thanks,

SK
62 OTS

From the ancient pile in my possession, they all appear to be
nickle-plated. with a semi-matte finish (not highly polished). Cad plating
adds a yellowish tinge, missing from the original stuff. It was done for
preservation, not show. My parts range from XK-120 through XKE, and all
show the same finish.

Good luck!

Larry Schear
Twin Cam, Inc.

At 12:57 PM 1/28/2001 -0600, you wrote:

Does anyone with a unmolested E-Type know what finish was used on the bolts
securing the carb float bowls and the banjo bolts securing the fuel feed
pipe? I
know the pipe was Butler nickel. I have some original float bowl bolts in my
possession that seem to be nickel plated as well, but they are too grungy
to be
able to tell for certain. All those I’ve seen in the past have been two
corroded
to tell much of anything. I used a full color spread in one of Porter’s
books to>reference once. But it appeared they were cad in the picture.

Thanks,

SK
62 OTS

Hi,
I posted this to the E-Type list, but wanted to see whether any of you
concours folks could ring in on it.

Hi All,

I’m getting ready to send off the last bunch of stuff to the plater’s, and
am looking around at odds and ends that need to be redone. My linkage rods
are kind of sad looking and I’d like to have them done. I’m trying to
figure out what in the world is on there now. There is a dull silver outer
layer with what looks like a gray undercoat. It’s pretty crappy really, you
can scratch it right off with your fingernail, kind of like paint, but I
don’t think that’s what it is.

I’m wondering whether this is ‘copycad’, as the car was previously restored
and these were probably redone at that time. I was thinking about having
them done in clear zinc like the rest of the stuff that I’m sending off.
It’s a bit space age when it first comes out but it does tend to dull down a
bit over time. Does anyone think that this would be an aesthetic
catastrophe, and have a better suggestion?

Regards,
Eric MaLossi
Austin, TX
64 3.8 OTS

I have the unmolested parts you asked about, but I
am not sure how to tell the difference between the
finishes you named – if you give me some sort
of differentiation, I can probably tell you.

Jerry

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From: “Steve Kemp and/or Alayne Kemp” skemp@sprintmail.com
To: concours@jag-lovers.org; e-type@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Sunday, January 28, 2001 10:57 AM
Subject: [E-Type] Plating of Float Bowl and Fuel line Banjo Bolts

Does anyone with a unmolested E-Type know what finish was used on the
bolts
securing the carb float bowls and the banjo bolts securing the fuel feed
pipe? I
know the pipe was Butler nickel. I have some original float bowl bolts in
my
possession that seem to be nickel plated as well, but they are too grungy
to be
able to tell for certain. All those I’ve seen in the past have been two
corroded
to tell much of anything. I used a full color spread in one of Porter’s
books to
reference once. But it appeared they were cad in the picture.

Thanks,

SK
62 OTS