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Today 08:13 AM
123pugsy
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Originally Posted by Rodnit View Post
That looks great! Idk, I'm just repeating what I was told. They seem to be a pretty big outfit, although I've never been to the place.. Maybe they just didn't feel like doing it.

They advertise, "Fast Lane also does powdercoating in house. Fast Lane's oven is 25 feet long, 10 feet wide, and 8 feet tall. If it is metal (aluminum, cast iron, steel) they can powdercoat it. They do everything from bicycles, lawn furniture, trailers and dump truck boxes to custom motorcycles."

I wonder being the intake is aluminum has anything to do with it? It's a Edel Performer....

Here's the site: Powdercoating
The TPI is aluminum also with the crossover. I have a functioning EGR valve, so the heat is going thru.

What I did was have them put it thru their wash and then picked it up along with a roll of their fiberglass? tape. I taped all the surfaces myself and threaded cheap bolts in the holes. Tell them you'll do all this and you're not worried about burned paint and you should be good.

Then again, maybe I'm wrong and not as much heat goes thru mine?
I doubt that.
You've got nothing to lose really, because it's impossible to keep an aluminum intake looking good.
Today 07:29 AM
Rodnit
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Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
My powder coating seems to holding up fine even after almost 10 years.
I never noticed any burning near the crossover whenever I worked on the engine, and that's been quite a few times.

That looks great! Idk, I'm just repeating what I was told. They seem to be a pretty big outfit, although I've never been to the place.. Maybe they just didn't feel like doing it.

They advertise, "Fast Lane also does powdercoating in house. Fast Lane's oven is 25 feet long, 10 feet wide, and 8 feet tall. If it is metal (aluminum, cast iron, steel) they can powdercoat it. They do everything from bicycles, lawn furniture, trailers and dump truck boxes to custom motorcycles."

I wonder being the intake is aluminum has anything to do with it? It's a Edel Performer....

Here's the site: Powdercoating
Today 05:24 AM
123pugsy
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
I thought heat actually cured it ???

Yep. Kind of like firing ceramics paint in a kiln.
Today 05:23 AM
123pugsy
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
Replaced all underhood components of my A/C 88 Z71 still had a slow leak so i went up to the shop and borrowed a leak detector ,as my luck would have it ,now I have to replace the evaporator core ,while I have the dash out I will also replace the heater core ,there is nothing left to replace ,hope this cures my a/c problem..it is in the 90s here

tough on a kinda old little fat boy
I replaced almost every piece on my 87 Chevy orifice tube system and ended up getting so fed up with wasting money that I ripped it out and got Vintage Air. Man, is it ever sweet now. I would have got it basically free if I had of got rid of the old system right away.

Keep us posted on your results. You probably don't have "Pugsy" luck, so yours will probably be OK.
Today 05:23 AM
496CHEVY3100
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Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
My powder coating seems to holding up fine even after almost 10 years.
I never noticed any burning near the crossover whenever I worked on the engine, and that's been quite a few times.


I thought heat actually cured it ???
Today 05:13 AM
123pugsy
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Originally Posted by Rodnit View Post
Since I have my intake off, I contacted a guy that builds and powder coats dirt race car chassis's etc. Asked him about doing my intake. He said powder coating wouldn't hold up to the heat due to the cross exhaust. Powder coating is good for a little over 200deg. Sounded like if I had a high rise it would work. Sooooo, since I have the new gaskets, I'm just going to put everything back together. We don't have a ceramic coating guy around here. Otherwise, that would be the way to go.

I did find high temp clear, but was told that will yellow eventually. Just going to stick to the natural aluminum and try and keep it clean.....
My powder coating seems to holding up fine even after almost 10 years.
I never noticed any burning near the crossover whenever I worked on the engine, and that's been quite a few times.

Today 05:04 AM
waynep712 well.. the lambo has been dead for a few weeks.. wait till you find out what failed.



the other advance weight bushing did not wear thru .. it broke in half... got between the tip of the rotor and the distributor cap.. breaking that crazy expensive rotor..





and if you don't think this is a V12 distributor .. count the pole pieces of the upper advance in the top of this image sitting on the work table.

the advance weight bushings are actually too small. and the pin on the weight is worn. the pins should be 7MM.. i have a good set of used weights sitting there today to install.. but the flats on the bushings are .322" and the slot they slide in is .343" i am going to try to find a machine shop to make some new ones of the proper size.

this is just a shape with some of the measurements of what i want to have made out of some tough steel.







and then there was this. but that was from a different project.

http://i.imgur.com/CFSohzF.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/NrzIzBD.jpg

i thought some of you might get a kick out of it.

oh.. the rotor was 212 bucks they are usually 275. and yes.. i did chop out a new gasket for it.
Today 04:52 AM
496CHEVY3100 Replaced all underhood components of my A/C 88 Z71 still had a slow leak so i went up to the shop and borrowed a leak detector ,as my luck would have it ,now I have to replace the evaporator core ,while I have the dash out I will also replace the heater core ,there is nothing left to replace ,hope this cures my a/c problem..it is in tht 90s here

tough on a kinda old little fat boy
Today 04:40 AM
496CHEVY3100
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Originally Posted by Rodnit View Post
Since I have my intake off, I contacted a guy that builds and powder coats dirt race car chassis's etc. Asked him about doing my intake. He said powder coating wouldn't hold up to the heat due to the cross exhaust. Powder coating is good for a little over 200deg. Sounded like if I had a high rise it would work. Sooooo, since I have the new gaskets, I'm just going to put everything back together. We don't have a ceramic coating guy around here. Otherwise, that would be the way to go.

I did find high temp clear, but was told that will yellow eventually. Just going to stick to the natural aluminum and try and keep it clean.....
Try this first,,you will be well pleased,,

Sharkhide
Yesterday 09:16 PM
idrivejunk
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Originally Posted by NEW INTERIORS View Post
I'm fitting in a 55-59 truck gage panel.. Right in the center..
Sounds bit -chun.
Yesterday 09:14 PM
idrivejunk Oops, yea I momentarily spaced the "pic or it didn't happen" mantra myself... long day.

Yesterday 09:03 PM
NEW INTERIORS
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Originally Posted by idrivejunk View Post
That's just a wicked hot rod, Randy.

Speaking of primer, dang I did a bunch of that today! 68 Camaro front end parts, 73 Riviera quarters, 68 Mustang all but front end. 2 solid hours of swinging a 2.0 Iwata full of MP243. That seemed like quite a bit since it's been awhile. Glad to be done for a few days.
Thanks.. I know what you mean.. I been redoing the dash in the 35 ford truck I been working on.. The wild one.. I'm fitting in a 55-59 truck gage panel.. Right in the center.. It is really looking good.. I should have some pictures by tomorrow..
Yesterday 08:55 PM
idrivejunk That's just a wicked hot rod, Randy.

Speaking of primer, dang I did a bunch of that today! 68 Camaro front end parts, 73 Riviera quarters, 68 Mustang all but front end. 2 solid hours of swinging a 2.0 Iwata full of MP243. That seemed like quite a bit since it's been awhile. Glad to be done for a few days.
Yesterday 08:51 PM
MARTINSR Looking good! That's one of those things....what do they call them.......oh yeah, "Hot rods."

Brian
Yesterday 08:41 PM
NEW INTERIORS Worked on getting my coupe back together after having it down for primer.. Still have the doors and trunk lid to finish up..

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