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Old 05-02-2007, 10:57 PM   #1
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Just wanted to get some input about this from you guys...

I'm about to order an alternator from Mr. Alternator. For only $25, they give you the option to have it powder coated. As this sounds like fun, I figured I might go for it, but I can't decide what colour to go. THe obvious choice would be red, but might that not be too bold for my blue 98? Other option would be blue, as this is a traditional Olds engine colour.

Here'* a link to their site:
http://www.mralternator.com/powdercoating.html

Anyone seen their work? Any thoughts?
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do you have any other color themed item going on under your hood? if not, id get a black one
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do you have any other color themed item going on under your hood? if not, id get a black one
Nope. Nothing yet. This will be the start of it, I guess!
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Red then, cause it is the fastest color :P
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if you start a color theme under the hood i would keep it consistent throughout the car and engine, that way it will all go together nicely
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Don't buy your alternator yet. We had a failed group buy that we're going to re-start when our former Treasurer refunds the money to two other people.

You'll get a discount if you hold on for a couple days.

The alternator you see in my Zilla pics is from them (4 years ago) but I painted it myself.
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Don't buy your alternator yet. We had a failed group buy that we're going to re-start when our former Treasurer refunds the money to two other people.

You'll get a discount if you hold on for a couple days.

The alternator you see in my Zilla pics is from them (4 years ago) but I painted it myself.
Group buy sounds great, but I am running against a deadline. I have to have it delivered by May 18! If it will work time wise in the group buy, I will do that.
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if you start a color theme under the hood i would keep it consistent throughout the car and engine, that way it will all go together nicely
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Yeah it'* pretty much up to you, whatever color theme you want to start up is what you should select. Personally, blue is my favorite color so I choose that color.
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most of the time the easiest colours to get stuff in (wires and whatnot) are the three basics. Red Yellow and Blue. even though my car is blue i am going red underhood, since i plan on painting the car flat black. it'll come together nicely.
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