White is a very tough color to match without blending into the next panel.
My advice for what its worth is with lack of a correct paint code get the color camera matched like mentioned above.
You will need prob a few more shots than just the gas door. Sometimes lady luck will shine on you and...
You learn by working on your car as you are now.
You will add tools to your set as needs come up.
Good Jack's and jack stands are a must have. Stay safe.
I understand working outside and in a small garage is not fun.
We all at one point have been there. With experience you will start to see...
For what its worth, with a stamped steel valve cover I have allways used a plain cork gasket.
Sealed to the cover with a thin layer of regular old napa gasket sealer or a little 3m weather strip adhesive.
Let set over night then install on the head. If the covers are going on and off a little...
Most of us understand that (needing to vent )
Good for you diving in and doing the job. Out in the drive and not having grown up working on these cars. Many good mechanics post on this sight but many of the ball busters on here can't or won't even do simple tasks and maintenance.
Your on it ...
Yep, Good plan. I wear ethier safety glasses or goggles simular to those.
Under cars , grinding , ect
I wear the glasses even useing the weed eater at home. Before that I have had several trips to the Dr. To get steel ect removed from a eye.
Ord, this is the 1st you mentioned he offered to ship.
His add said he wants to avoid shipping.
You seem like a good guy also, But dragging this deal and the seller through a internet forum prob is not going to help get this resolved.
There is allways a way to work these deals out.
Reading through this takes me back to my ebay selling days several years ago.
Folks / buyers get excited when the see a part they have searched for. That leads to not reading the full terms the seller has listed in the add.
The seller only asks for 1/2 payment up front and wants it via...