Decided that the unplated or unpolished starter needed a polished aluminum cover. The issue I saw was attaching it to the round portion of the starter. Piece of cake if I did not mind removing the starter to do the work. I mind. So the cover was formed up and attached with silicon gasket sealer. It has been on for about a hundred miles...I doubt it will fall off because of the large surface in contact with the starter. See picture. Cost? A scrap of aluminum and a little sealer.
Oldsalt, [snip] Some freakin day I'll learn how to post a pic. [snip]
Oldsalt, Taking of the starter is no big deal. Disconnect the battery terminals, remove the hot cable to the starter and then take off the two bolts that hold the starter on and "wiggle" the starter off. Piece of cake!. I used a small cheapy dremel type tool from Harbor Freight to grind, sand and polish the end pieces. Four beers later and I was done! Or maybe it was five beers?!