The gold-colored plating seen on auto parts is usually cadmium plating.
James Nazarian Jr had this to say:
>Yes, the rail is a gold of some sort, if you want to be truely original I
>believe that it was plated in something (anyone know?) The air pump is
>not painted, in my recolection, it is left bare allumimum like the
>'71 B roadster
>'74 BGT bastardization with big aluminum heart :)
>'63 Buick 215 cubic inch 'heart'
>On Fri, 27 Aug 1999, David Moore wrote:
>> Does anyone know what color the air rail , smog pump etc should be on a 71
>> mgb with a red/maroon engine should be?
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the red one with the silver bootlid.