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Vent Screen Color

Vent Screen Color

Hi to all
Thanks to Roger, Mike and Bob who have responded to my question on
wiring harness problems.  To all those thinking of installing new
harnesses, do not buy on price and buy local. I am having a difficult
time dealing with UK based suppliers.
 My question on originality. I was at the British Car Show in Bowie
Maryland this past Sunday and I noticed that a number of cars had
screens over the vents left unpainted .They were unpainted brass. I am
referring to the vents which allow air into the area under the dash. Is
this correct or should they be body colour.
I got some pictures of Charles Morgans car for John Elmgreen and will
send them shortly. A Mr. Ross had a XK120 there in beautiful condition
which he says has less than 10,000 miles on the clock. In spite of its
low milage it had been restored.
Thanks
Neville Laing


Neville:

The vent screens on my 150 were (are) painted body colour.

Dave Quirt

I think that you are pretty close to the truth with your comments, Rob.
I also think that Sir WL would not wish to see a polished brass finish
to detract from the chrome, either.

There is a story (apochryphal now, but probably true) that when the Mk
VII series was still in mock-up form he was often to be seen glancing
along the body and making minor mods to the lines of curves here and
there. Nobody reversed his changes .........

Dick Clements
1951 3.5L Mark V Saloon (passion)
1977 Ford Granada 3.0L Saloon (dormant passion, but probably up for
sale)

So were the ones on my 150DHC, 838839

Bill Burke

The vent screens should be body color. Mine were body color on my XK140
before it was restored.

Cleo Bay
XK120, XK140

Should be painted body color along with the rest of the main body shell.
It sounds a little like the good old days in Australian Concours when
the brass radiator header tank was stripped of paint and polished on a
few 'Show Cars', people cant help themselves with brass and copper!

Roger Payne



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