Bob Perkins
December 13, 2017

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Concours Plating
I’m looking for someone who can do cadmium plating. I recently sent out a batch of parts that were zinc plated and the result was not concours correct. Some of the hardware almost looked chrome plated—way too shiny. Do you have a source that will do concours cadmium plating?
Jon Wright
Joplin, Missouri

It’s increasingly difficult to find a shop that still does cadmium plating, and more difficult to find one that will do old car parts. Electro Plating Co. has been doing our plating for 25 years. Absolutely the best. They do both clear cadmium and yellow cadmium. They have recently started a restoration line specifically for restoration parts. Visit their website for detailed instructions for their restoration services.
Electro Plating Co.
430 Arlington Ave.
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
electro-plating.com
(920) 922-4250

M Plates
I recently attended the All-Ford Swap Meet in Columbus, Ohio, and found what is supposed to be a 1969 Ford Manufacturer plate. The vender was from Michigan and sells old plates. He said Ford, GM, and Chrysler were assigned so many plates a year for test drive purposes. I bought the plate. What do you know about these plates?
Bill Maney
Akron, Ohio

It appears you have a genuine Ford 1969 Manufacturer’s plate. Checking old factory photos over the years it seems Ford was assigned numbers 13-18 for sure, possibly more. A rare find today. Thanks for the photo!

Boss Power Steering
I have a 1970 Boss 302 we are currently restoring. According to the Marti Report a previous owner added power steering. I’m looking for the correct two-groove crank pulley. Would you provide the correct number I need to look for? Thanks!
Joe Wanamaker
Winterset, Iowa

The crankshaft pulley you are looking for is marked D0ZE-6312-A. I have included pictures of the correct pulley for reference.