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Old 09-15-2011, 09:13 PM   #1
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Hemi4ever got me thinking about this, and I managed to get it done while doing my 60,000 plugs.

Here's a before-


The salt was really making a mess of the bare aluminum covers- but they still looked brand new under the label-


Wire brushed the heck out of them-


Engine paint primer, black, and clear-


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Actually, after doing that one twice! I found out how easy it is to hook the gasket on a rocker shaft bolt, pop one corner out of its groove, and find out about it after the test drive. I carefully felt all around to make sure all the gaskets were still in place before bolting it down the second time!

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Old 09-15-2011, 09:13 PM   #2
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Hemi4ever got me thinking about this, and I managed to get it done while doing my 60,000 plugs.

Here's a before-


The salt was really making a mess of the bare aluminum covers- but they still looked brand new under the label-


Wire brushed the heck out of them-


Engine paint primer, black, and clear-


After-


Actually, after doing that one twice! I found out how easy it is to hook the gasket on a rocker shaft bolt, pop one corner out of its groove, and find out about it after the test drive. I carefully felt all around to make sure all the gaskets were still in place before bolting it down the second time!
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Homebrew E-fan, Custom 2.5" Dual Exhaust with merge Y & 22"
Magnaflow SIDO, Sonnax pressure booster, Stant 190 stat, Fastman TB
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Old 09-16-2011, 01:21 AM   #3
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Old 09-16-2011, 05:38 AM   #5
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Old 09-16-2011, 06:02 AM   #6
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Old 09-16-2011, 09:13 AM   #7
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Good job!!! Now do the same thing with the alternator and A/C compressor.
I even took a small paint brush and painted the wiring in the alternator (red) and it really helped the engine bay.

A little paint here and there will make it a show engine.
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Old 09-16-2011, 11:37 AM   #8
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Old 09-16-2011, 07:31 PM   #9
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Rancher- yeah, I'm pickin away at it. I made the mistake of cleaning the engine compartment with simple green, it's too good of a degreaser. Everything came very clean, and immediately started rusting. I even had to touch up my coils and valve cover bolts when I had them off. I bought some Rustoleum black with a spray at any angle nozzle and have been touching up anything exposed any time I do a project. That paint is great. I really need to hit that A/C pulley!
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Magnaflow SIDO, Sonnax pressure booster, Stant 190 stat, Fastman TB
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