I am getting Stinky as cleaned up as I can with ruining her, and since her engine, The PASS GAS SPECIAL needs to not be a clump of rust, I cleaned it up and put her new rebuilt carb on. While doing this, Her engine Brass Plate got some paint on it so I thought. mmm I should clean that up.. It’s been cleaned before so stop your moaning about leaving it ratty. Okay, thats the background. But I noticed something I had not before. An early Plate, vs and Older plate? But not sure.
The old plate is all black and different than the newer plates which have a red CHRIS CRAFT. Is this correct?
And now an even more daunting question. Has anyone restored one of these? My guess is to paint and scrape the relief letters? Clear coat? Or leave just all brass. This is a similar problem with restoring Fire Extinguishers. Hey its snowing outside, i have some time to try new stuff. And I havent seen an all black engine plate before, or maybe I have and just didnt notice.