I have a 351 Cleveland. They are notorious for pushing to much oil into the galleries. I felt that an oil restriction kit and glossy paint would let the oil slip back to where it should be. I'm running hydraulic rollers so the lifters don't need much oil anyways.DoubleVision said:The idea of painting it is to aide oil drain back which it might help very very little. When the intake is on nobody will see it anyways and it won`t be worth 1 horsepower so why bother?
I know rustoleum is oil based and I was just wondering if it'll dissolve into my oil.DoubleVision said:Then by all means go ahead. But I think oil drain back would be worlds better with the lifter valley polished. Painting still leaves the surface rough.
i'll have to kick some rustoleum *** if that happenslmsport said:Long term, it wont stick. I quit painting the inside of blocks many years ago. In a race engine, it seems to hold on OK, but on street driven engines which heat cycle alot and dont come apart often, the paint will flake off in large pieces. Powder coating will work or some epoxy based products but its really just make work to impress a customer. We did use the Rustoleum on the outside of the engines for years, but have now gone to a black epoxy.
Haha yea thats true. When I disassembled the motor for the first time, i found June Bugs in the oil pan! The guy who had took before me took out the pcv valve or whatever...so there was a hole leading directly to the pan.NEW INTERIORS said:Keep in mind that if the paint would just so happen to flake off,, You wouldn't want them paint chips to end up somewhere's like a oil pump screen.. ain:
One block I have was done in glyptol. It still looks great! I chucked a can at work but it was probably 30 yars old! But if your prepping the block for paint anyways I would probably do a 40 to 80 grit at best and it wouldn't take long! No paint, just a shiney surface!DoubleVision said:Then by all means go ahead. But I think oil drain back would be worlds better with the lifter valley polished. Painting still leaves the surface rough.
Simply put NO.majorownage said:I'm wanting to paint the lifter gallery of my engine block.
I have 500 Fahrenheit primer and gloss black (500 Fahrenheit as well) rustoleum.
Should I proceed?