Are the starter and generator bands for a 836 plated?
No. The generator mounting strap, however, is an example of P-A’s schizoid marketing and part differences. The parts book says 836 straps were galvanized [!], the 1236 cadmium plated, and the 1242 & 1247 nickel plated. However, on Larry Smothers’ original 836 the strap is painted black (my preference, too). Chrome was never used by the factory under the hood (except on the steering column).
That is interesting Bob. Does that mean the oil lines etc. were not plated? Were they just copper?