Dropped89, I guess you are asking how I manage to attach the ABS adaptor to the TB, well I use the same bolt and wingnut that used to hold the old airbox.
I used a spraypaint called Metalcast, made by DupliColor. Basically it will look like anodized not just flat paint. I used engine enamel for my manifold cover. Every hose is original since I bought the car back in 1989. I just cleaned them.
Some kind of degreaser, I bought from the local hardware store. I also have a compressor at home and I connect a spraygun(for engine wash) to it, so I can blast with the degreaser all those stubborn grime that was stuck. Oh yeah toothbrush for those hard to reach areas. I remove the valve cover coz I changed the gasket. It was much easier to paint the cover when it is of the engine.