These parts are now anodized. You can select your preference for gold or clear. If a color is out-of-stock, the other color will be shipped.
The aftermarket thermostat housing makes radiator hose routing much easier. The outlet for the thermostat is straight towards the passenger side. The outlet is tapped to 1" NPT. There are many adapters available on Summit Racing to give you whichever hose size you require. https://www.summitracing.com/parts/mez-wp1175s
Uses hose: Dayco 71727 (not included).