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Hemi4ever got me thinking about this, and I managed to get it done while doing my 60,000 plugs.

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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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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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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.
Break fluid canister.
 

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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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Looks good..
 

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Looks great.

Dressing up the bay really makes a great difference plus our trucks deserves the make over. Mine sure did for putting up with me.
 

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Sorry for the late post, it looks great
 

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I think if I was going to go to the trouble of taking them off, I would have had the valve covers powder coated or anodized. Looks good thought!
 

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I think if I was going to go to the trouble of taking them off, I would have had the valve covers powder coated or anodized. Looks good thought!
Yep! Spray can engine paint is now peeling on one side, will need to re-do, should have gone with powder. :sad:
 

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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.
Break fluid canister.
Doug,

You painted your Alt. and AC Comp.? Spray paint or brush?
I wire brushed both but they still look old. i was trying to think of a way to make them look better.

Thanks.:thumb:
 

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Doug,

You painted your Alt. and AC Comp.? Spray paint or brush?
I wire brushed both but they still look old. i was trying to think of a way to make them look better.

Thanks.:thumb:
Here are pictures.
 

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