You should send the manifolds to jet-hot and have them coated. They will look excellent and not be a rusty eyesore on an otherwise beautiful execution of parts.
I wont own a hot rod I cant drive. I know some like to collect them but I want to enjoy mine. You doing a amazing job...looks really nice. The history to this car is awesome. I think Mt. Gilead has a cruise in at some time. Oakboro cruise in is just a hope, skip, and jump away also. I go to Oakboro from time to time..alot of fun to see the cars and hang out with like minded folks.I think itll be sweet too. Lots of flawed work by the shop plus cosmetic damage but prolly still a classy driver. I am leaning toward it being my daily. We'll see. A ways off from that decision yet.