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Engine bling or not to engine bling?... '73 rebuild
« on: July 28, 2012, 08:39:09 PM »
Hi, I was supposed to drop my engine in today but work called me away. 

I am still undecided weather to add a bit of shinny stuff to the engine or stick with a relative standard look. ???

What are the thoughts of the Moke community????

I like the look of the bling.. 8)  I will have red leads and red rocker cover bolts when it's finished. 

I have order the red spark plug leads from Auto Barn....$89.00  I think this is a bit steep... ???

Below - with the bling ??





Without bling -standard look ??




WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS... ?
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Re: Engine bling or not to engine bling?... '73 rebuild
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2012, 08:54:41 PM »
My vote is Pimp it to the max..


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Re: Engine bling or not to engine bling?... '73 rebuild
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2012, 10:02:32 PM »
Both look really good, but I prefer the standard. I'd even paint the radiator black and use black Champion leads. The rest of your moke is fairly standard isn't it? So a standard engine would look right at home.

Not that there's anything wrong with the bling look either. Which ever way you decide, it will be a very nice looking engine. ;)


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Re: Engine bling or not to engine bling?... '73 rebuild
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2012, 10:34:32 PM »
Benny,

You have to be very happy with that motor either way, looks sweeet !

Personally, my Moke is the smallest size cc motor I have ever had..... Whoops I had a 50 cc motor bike when I was seven.

I can appreciate the look of all motors, original, original with bling, etc, in a way you are already blinging.

Everyone has different styles and thoughts, my guess is you all ready know what you want and are looking for a broader opinion, good on ya

I do love a sleeper look, as in, looks rough on the outside but under the bonnet is the buisness side........also my kids dont have to worry bout me telling them to play on the highway ( joke ) while i drive By myself in my show car...... ;D Personally, I would just like the motor tuned the best it can be............. Oh..................Plus some bling

I just read this back and realized I might be more confused than you........hahahahaha.... Really I want it ALL and now!

So, I am glad I could help  :o

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Re: Engine bling or not to engine bling?... '73 rebuild
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2012, 11:04:35 PM »
My vote is Pimp it to the max..


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Now there's a surprise reply  ::) ;D

Mate, you'd have to be happy with either of those looks - both look extremely tidy. Comes down to personal preference in the end though of course.

I'd go with MD's suggestion of painting the radiator black though. keeping that radiator looking good will be very difficult once it's installed in the engine bay and they're notoriously difficult to get out of the engine bay if you decide to do it later.


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Re: Engine bling or not to engine bling?... '73 rebuild
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2012, 12:00:30 AM »
My theory is, if you try and get every ones approval on what you do on your car, you will never have a car you like.
so go with the one you like
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Re: Engine bling or not to engine bling?... '73 rebuild
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2012, 01:28:49 AM »
Then dont ask us what are our thoughts :o

And just do it


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« Last Edit: July 29, 2012, 01:30:26 AM by mavro »

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Re: Engine bling or not to engine bling?... '73 rebuild
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2012, 06:43:17 AM »
I like it both ways!

Just one problem with the bling rocker cover though, it doesn't have an air inlet like the stock one, so the engine breather's won't work as they should.
« Last Edit: July 29, 2012, 07:47:48 AM by spider »
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Re: Engine bling or not to engine bling?... '73 rebuild
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2012, 07:28:14 AM »
I say bling it  8)
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Re: Engine bling or not to engine bling?... '73 rebuild
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2012, 09:21:45 AM »
ask the missus and the kids, and in the end just do it your way.... ;)  But I love the bling factor !!!!


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Re: Engine bling or not to engine bling?... '73 rebuild
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2012, 10:15:59 AM »
Then dont ask us what are our thoughts :o

And just do it


Mavro

I think you're confused Mav  :)

It was Bennybear who asked the original question and Olivia_Jason who said to just do what they liked.


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Re: Engine bling or not to engine bling?... '73 rebuild
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2012, 01:06:21 PM »
yep your right Newie...
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Re: Engine bling or not to engine bling?... '73 rebuild
« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2012, 04:57:04 PM »
I like it both ways!

 :o :o :o

Might want to re-phrase that Spider ;D

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Re: Engine bling or not to engine bling?... '73 rebuild
« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2012, 04:58:47 PM »
I could say something, but I won't  ;D


See how good am I  ;D


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Re: Engine bling or not to engine bling?... '73 rebuild
« Reply #14 on: July 29, 2012, 06:17:03 PM »
:o :o :o

Might want to re-phrase that Spider ;D

Mate, I'm over 40 and I knew what I posted  ;)

>edit - I think I also come under that category of poofter that someone was banging on about the other day too  ;D
« Last Edit: July 29, 2012, 07:14:24 PM by spider »
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