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General Discussion / Re: Original dealer info for 1st gens is available
« Last post by LVN 67 on June 27, 2016, 11:13:04 AM »
Thanks, I too hope more info is uncovered.
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Restoration / Re: Brake distribution valve - repair or replace ???
« Last post by sah62 on June 27, 2016, 10:00:11 AM »
After looking at the rebuild kit and the picture of the switch terminal on the MCR website, I thought I was good to go.  That I could rebuild my distribution block and get a new switch terminal since I broke mine.

But the more I looked at the MCR site, I am thinking the picture of the switch terminal is just there for reference. I can't seem to find it for sale on the site.......Maybe I'm not looking hard enough.

Does anyone know if MCR has these or if they are available any place else? It's great that I can rebuild the block but without a switch terminal, it's still no good.

Thanks.....Dave



Sorry, I don't sell the terminals. You might need to cannibalize one from another used valve.
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General Discussion / Re: Hi temp paint for exhaust manifold
« Last post by sdkar on June 27, 2016, 06:00:31 AM »
I used the Eastwood High Temp Coating Factory Gray, and it came out great.  This was about ten years ago, and my exhaust manifolds still look like new.  The trick is all in the prep.  I had them sand blasted, which I think is crucial to how they turn out.  The sand blaster guy charged me $20 and they were done in one day.  When I got them home, I cleaned them with lacquer thinner and a toothbrush, making sure to get in every corner, crack and crevice.  I then scrubbed them with Dawn dishwasher soap and water, and blew them dry with my compressor.   I then put them in my oven and heated them up to the max temp for 20 minutes. (I have one in my garage for powder baking, but you in house one will work fine as well, as long as the wife either approves, or never finds out about it).   The heating up was for the purpose of releasing all the oils and grease and dirt and crap from the pores of the cast metal.  After they cooled, I put three coats of the Eastwood High Temp Coating, let it dry overnight.  The next day, I put them in my oven and heated them to the max temp, which was 550 on my oven for 20 minutes. 

Again, this was ten years ago at least, and they still look great, and it cost me about $50 ($20 for sand blasting, $30 for Coating.)

 
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General Discussion / Re: Original dealer info for 1st gens is available
« Last post by BULLITT65 on June 27, 2016, 05:17:24 AM »
If you are refereeing to the NCRS dealer doc, you could inquire in the future. I would think if they are found it will get posted here and team camaro, though. I hope more information does come forward.
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General Discussion / Re: Hi temp paint for exhaust manifold
« Last post by 169INDY on June 27, 2016, 04:34:44 AM »
Stove Bright High Temperature Stove Paint
Charcoal

I have had success with paints, both Eastwoods & the one above, I glass bead and prep the manifold prior to painting and run them in slowly to set & cure. I have had some touch up also w/o real issues, I agree the above method is preferred and superior, however you CAN have success with paint, many many examples out there at a fraction of the price. Best option is to send them to a higher end restoration facility for a coating.
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General Discussion / Re: Hi temp paint for exhaust manifold
« Last post by 68camaroz28 on June 27, 2016, 04:32:27 AM »
For the purist it might not be acceptable but with a 69 SS350 we owned I glass beaded and then used por-15. Its been on the car's original exhaust manifolds for 15 years and still looks great. Easy to use and obtain!
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General Discussion / Re: Hi temp paint for exhaust manifold
« Last post by 69Z28-RS on June 27, 2016, 04:10:04 AM »
I like your idea even better, Dale..  IF the poster has a closeby powder/ceramic coater...   What color/etc did you have them put on your exhaust manifolds??   and does that preserve the 'new look' for the cast iron?
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General Discussion / Re: Hi temp paint for exhaust manifold
« Last post by jl8dale on June 27, 2016, 02:41:38 AM »
Don't waste your time with paint. I have had about (4) sets of exhaust manifolds Ceramic Coated and they look exactly the same as the day I picked them up from being coated. Before that, I tried paint with no success. It will run you a little over $200 but well worth it.
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General Discussion / Re: Hi temp paint for exhaust manifold
« Last post by BillOhio on June 27, 2016, 02:37:03 AM »
I used a high heat paint and primer from kbs. Motor heat helps cure it. Of course I haven't started it yet but tomorrow is promising!  They call it XTC, xtreme temperature coating
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General Discussion / Re: Original dealer info for 1st gens is available
« Last post by LVN 67 on June 27, 2016, 02:20:21 AM »
I just have a quick question. I recently sent off for dealer info on my friends 69. I got a reply back that the information was not available. Its an early build,  9N501365. Would it be prudent to submit another request later on as more information becomes available? 
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