Yeah, the intake came out very nice, thanks. Of course I cam across another one later that came on an engine I bought, so I'm practicing my polishing skills on that one right now. What a huge pain that is, but I hope it turns out nice. I'm thinking of leaving it a satin finish instead of a full polish...it looks better to me and it's less work. Now that you mention it, I guess the front end must have been resprayed. I'll probably leave the paint to the pros since there's a shop about a 1/4 mile down the road from me. I think I can get a cheapo buff out of them. They do good work.
Thanks for the advice. I actually have a car cover for this one so the sun should not be a big factor.
I wish I'd jumped on the brake setup you had, but c'est la vie.