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Re: my project 71

Postby elrockk » Mon Jun 14, 2021 7:48 pm

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Re: my project 71

Postby elrockk » Mon Jun 14, 2021 7:51 pm

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Re: my project 71

Postby elrockk » Tue Jul 13, 2021 7:16 pm

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Re: my project 71

Postby elrockk » Tue Nov 16, 2021 8:59 pm

are there any CONS to painting the engine case?
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Re: my project 71

Postby Glenn » Tue Nov 16, 2021 9:40 pm

elrockk wrote:are there any CONS to painting the engine case?

Yes.

Painting the case closes the pours and will cause it to not shed heat as easily as bare. Also over time the paint tends to peal and looks like crap.

I'm in the process of rebuilding an engine and it was painted silver in the past. The machine shop hot tanked it and then soda blasted it to get most of the paint off.

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Re: my project 71

Postby elrockk » Tue Nov 16, 2021 9:50 pm

how much to hot tank and blast?
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Re: my project 71

Postby Glenn » Tue Nov 16, 2021 9:59 pm

The soda blasting was a favor since he had to remove all the glass media. He also said it was very difficult to see since the baking soda made an opaque cloud.

There are places on Long Island that specialize in media and soda blasting.
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Re: my project 71

Postby Raj » Wed Nov 17, 2021 7:13 am

Gene.
Glad your still at it! Will we see you Dec 4th?
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Re: my project 71

Postby elrockk » Wed Nov 17, 2021 7:21 pm

ill try cars running
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Re: my project 71

Postby elrockk » Fri Nov 19, 2021 9:08 pm

that looks nice Glen i just got a blaster from Harbor Frieght will do it this weekend
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Re: my project 71

Postby elrockk » Wed May 18, 2022 8:08 pm

got my engine and heads glass beaded case bored to 94 gonna remove almost all oil galley plugs and tap to pipe threads and brush the stuff out of it rinse repeat untill it feels clean then do it 10 more times
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