The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by langy, Mar 20, 2011.
Good to see you're having a win, bring on that Bad Blown Cad.
Great job Steve, can't wait to see it put together.
Awesome as usual, Steve!
Your not the only one old chum, Full steam ahead now
Sue won't have to push you around the block while you make motor noises any more !
Been keeping busy painting a few engine bits but I thought a polished stainless timing cover might be nice so bought one from the states, had a nice made in USA sticker but shame it was made in 309 magnetic stainless, no point in polishing it as it will only go rusty
Decided to epoxy prime and gold flake it like the rest.
While I had the gun out I decided to flake the B&M deep trans pan I had, polished the fins first, then 2 coats of black epoxy and then the gold flake, it now matches nicely
Your so unkind to me sometimes
Looks killer Langy, can't wait to see whole engine painted in gold flake!
Loving the gold flake.
Do you tape off the fins before paint on a part like the B&M pan cover?
No mate it's too time consuming doing that way and you end up with a hard edge, I just wipe the tops off carefully after every coat with a thinners rag.
Cool thanks thats kind of what I figured when I saw you polish it first. I've heard different theories over the years...I like yours best!
Yeah i've tried all the different ways to do this and found this way by far the easiest, just takes a little time and care to get a great job, but then again what doesn't.
This build just keeps getting better and better! Outstanding.
Langy, Im thinking she's too nice to get sweaty..... Pretty work!
Don't worry It will get abused for sure
I got my block back yesterday afternoon, immediately gave a good scrub up with detergent and hot water, rifled all the oilways out and dried it with the airline, then masked it up to paint it this evening, hears the results.
It most definitely is !!!
Sparkly indeed! Suits the style of the car for sure.
I hear you from here Steve!
And I can see that motor in the night sky. Cool stuff.
Well what a glorious day today has been , Been hard at it all day but don't seem to have got that much done !!!
My rotating assembly will be back from balancing on monday so today was spent making a fuel pump block off plate from a piece of 5/16" stainless, fitting freeze plugs, refitting the gallery plugs, tapping out all the threads and sorting out all the bolts. Took all day but doesn't look much
great job as always Steve .... sheesh even your engine stand looks like its metal flake....
I've also got a green flake, a red flake and a silver flake one
Flake becomes an obsession doesn't it Steve!
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That will defiantly catch your eye when the hood is popped !
simply amazing Steve!
Well been patiently waiting for rotating parts to return from balancing, well the wait is over i get them back in the morning
Been keeping busy though attending to some of the small jobs, My new tin of Glyptal turned up so I got the inside of the block painted, Also managed to squirt a bit of gold flake on the oil pump.
Good to see somebody else who believes in and still uses glyptol!
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