The process of re-plating plastic chrome is called "vacuum metallizing". Specialty plating companies can be found using a "google" search. "Chrome" paint is generally a distant second in terms of the outcome. Unless you are a trailered concours competitor, the reproduction bezels may work well for you.
There used to be several businesses that specialized in rechroming plastic parts for Mustangs and other classics. As repro parts became cheaper and better the rechroming places slowly went out of business. There are still a few around but they are pretty pricey. Mostly used for high end Concours restorations.
I had my console insert vacuum metalized. But I can't remember who did it. It is the early 90s. From what I understood, the console insert chrome is real chrome that is electroplated over conductive paint. Before sending the part I needed to strip everything that wasn't plastic off the insert. That was done was by putting the part in a bucket of muriatic acid. Can't remember how long that took, but it took weeks. I was able to repair a broken corner and sand out minor imperfections. The result after vacuum metalizing was excellent. Today you can buy reproductions.
I’m hoping someone has some ideas/experience with this issue. I have 67 with a 302 and T5 transmission (I believe world class), and just recently when driving, the stick shift slips into nuetral if I’m coasting (I.e. not giving any gas) or if the clutch is engaged (like in the parking lot...
Anyone know off hand how the instrument cluster brake lamp wiring is done? Clearly I've studied the wiring diagram in the manual, but I'm using a 1968 ignition switch (in a 67), and my cluster had been wired by scratch (by myself.. ages ago), and I just ripped out a universal harness...
With the exception of a Holley 650, my 71 351 M code Mach is all original under the hood, and I'm wanting to re install the original carb. Did 71's use a carb spacer? If so, can someone post the part #, so I can get the correct piece? Thanks!
Ok so I cleaned the carb, use some fuel cleaning additive (Which made a surprising difference, sounds and runs way smoother now) and then re-tuned the carb.
Car is great until its warm. Here is idle 2 minuets after cold start. Video Link. Very steady idle
Here after about 10 minuets of running...