So, over the course of about a week. I had created, what I present to you now. Granted, this is only one of the pair but the other one will come in due time.
To begin with the internal mods. The air restrictors were removed, and the plunger seal increased, as well as lubricated. Externally, was the pre-paint battle scarred look and then a very involved paint job with what I had on hand, while in a hotel room. How I managed to spray paint, while staying in a hotel, is a completely different story. I masked things off and spray the pieces on my lunch break. After everything was sprayed with its base coats. I would then spend my evenings doing the details by hand. All in all, I think it turned out pretty good and has lasted over three years with only minor touch ups to the paint. The aged look, actually only improved with time, as I used it fairly constantly over the three years. It has seen many many a city and traveled many many miles.
I present to you , Ebony.
Feel free to comment on your thoughts and let me know if you'd like it.