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Re: zeke's Sport Coupe

Postby zeke » Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:28 am

Engine work continues
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Re: zeke's Sport Coupe

Postby zeke » Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:58 am

I'm calling it Daisy Duke lol
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Re: zeke's Sport Coupe

Postby zeke » Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:23 pm

Head assembly next :dance:
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Re: zeke's Sport Coupe

Postby SOLSAKS » Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:42 pm

dang,......looks really nice

wish you were available to work on my monza.

you do very neat and precise work.

dave in NC :D
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Re: zeke's Sport Coupe

Postby zeke » Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:23 pm

Thanks Dave!
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Re: zeke's Sport Coupe

Postby zeke » Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:23 pm

Daisy Duke is going back together.
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Re: zeke's Sport Coupe

Postby zeke » Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:27 pm

Engine assembly continues...
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Re: zeke's Sport Coupe

Postby 79MonzaSpyder » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:39 pm

Hey Chris, I noticed in the background of one of your motor pic's you have painted the exhaust manifold. What did you paint it with? Just curious on how well it holds up, I was planning on leaving mine natural colored as I find most paints don't hold up more than a few months. Let me know how well it lasts, I'm not doing my motor till later this spring.
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Re: zeke's Sport Coupe

Postby zeke » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:15 pm

Ceramic header paint from Carquest, pricey.
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Re: zeke's Sport Coupe

Postby 79MonzaSpyder » Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:06 am

Have you used it before? Does it hold up well?
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Re: zeke's Sport Coupe

Postby 74_Vega_GT » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:27 pm

Good luck with the spray paint and please let us know how it holds up. I was going to go that route until I called around to some shops that do ceramic coating. The shop I used in Orlando told me that most of the headers and manifolds that he ceramic coats have been previously spray painted with "high" temp paints that failed. I saw some swatches of colors on his counter and asked about the colors, where he told me that he no longer does colored ceramic coating because of poor results. So, I went with the (dull)silver ceramic coating for 120.00 for the pair of stock V6 4.3 exhaust manifolds. Just my 2 c worth on the spray bomb stuff.....Peace
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Re: zeke's Sport Coupe

Postby zeke » Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:00 am

If the paint burns off the manifold, I'm out 15 bucks.

Valve train issues, comp cam has a smaller base circle. Need longer push rods. Interesting that the iron duke has non adjustable rockers. The rocker nut is non locking and gets bottomed out on the stud then torqued to 20 foot pounds. Adjustment is performed with shims and custom length push rods. I'm going to convert it to locknuts. With the longer push rods that I need anyways, I should be able to set lifter preload with the rocker.
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