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cleaned up the engine in my '62 Poncho

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by rasputin, Jun 13, 2006.

  1. rasputin
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    Part of the project of getting my '62 Catalina roadworthy this spring was to give the engine bay a once over. Now that most of the details have been hammered out I figure its about time to post up some before and after photos.

    Huge props to my buddy Hollywood for spraying the block and laying the HOK coarse silver flake on the air cleaner base.

    I still need to install some sexier plug wires but overall I'm really happy with how it came out.

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  2. 49 Fastback
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    Man, that's tasty! Loving the flake!

    Tucker
     
  3. lownslow
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    nice ! what is the air cleaner base from ? .....
     
  4. rasputin
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    The air cleaner base a '66 Toronado installed backwards. The lid is a '60s Cal Custom that I had chromed to match the valve covers.
     

  5. Tubby
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    Looks good, man. Where'd you get those valve covers?
     
  6. burger
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    good job, man! there's nothing like a clean, detailed, thought out engine bay, just so long as it's not too clean to drive and not all resto-geeked. i like your pontiac a lot!


    ed
     
  7. Great job! Did you take the motor out or did you spray in the car? What kind of engine paint did you use? Is it me, or does the color have pearl????
     
  8. hsheartaches
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    That looks sweet! Where'd you find the high-temp gold??
     
  9. graverobber63
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    kewl. Rasp has good taste.
     
  10. LoungeLife
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    What he said.
     
  11. rasputin
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    The motor stayed in the car but everything that could be unbolted easily was removed.

    The lime gold color does have a little pearl in it. Believe it or not that's an OE factory color from a few years ago. A lap dance from a crack whore goes to the poor sucker that can identify what vehicle its from.

    The paint is not any special high temp deal. Just a two-stage base color with no clear. The heat from the engine bakes it on. It actually got more shiny and bright and the pearl came out after it cured. My buddy has been painting engines like this for years and they hold up really well. As you can see it burns off the really hot parts like the exhaust ports and heat risers but the high temp stuff does that too.
     
  12. SilentMind415
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    I wanna say Pontiac Aztec :confused:
     
  13. monsterflake
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  14. rasputin
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    nope...
    but it has about the same amount of curb appeal as the Aztek.
     
  15. rasputin
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    I agree that Saturn has had some sick offerings recently but that's not it either.

    Hint: think overseas
     
  16. naynay
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    toyota prius?
     
  17. axle
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    nice,
    looks like a later motor? 67 on up?
     
  18. Hellfish
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    You painted that IN the car?!? That looks great! I wish I would've known about that color before. It would be perfect for my 59's motor
     
  19. rasputin
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    getting closer but still no

    new hint: Asian but not Japanese



    its a '65 389 bored to 400 with small valve heads off a '70 350 and GTO 068 cam.
     
  20. It looks like a Kia color to me..................E
     
  21. Durod
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    looks badass, mang. excellent job!

    love the motor.
     
  22. uh,gee,that leaves hyundai or kia. possibly deawoo?
    R.R.
     
  23. rasputin
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    lil E gets the lapdance (sorry)

    [​IMG]
     
  24. My tiny brain is struggling here... it's a base coat/ clear coat without the clear coat, correct?

    What brand of paint?

    I like that Toronado piece
     
  25. rasputin
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    you are correct

    Since my buddy shot the color, I honestly don't know what brand he used.
     
  26. Thirdyfivepickup
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  27. Greaseballs
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    That would describe my dinner tonight

    HEY!! These guys look Asian, and about the same color as your engine!
    :D :D :D :D


    Do I win that lap dance or what???
     
  28. rasputin
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    no.
     
  29. ynottayblock
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    shit, you beat me to it, its a kia spectra color! i had my eye on that color for awhile. when i get my next winter beater (97 ranger step side) i am getting it sprayed that color
     
  30. Thorkle Rod
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    That's Awsome, 62's a great Car to. Any pics yet of the Car?
     

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