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« on: March 10, 2010, 07:50:24 PM »

should I get mine media tumbled or just lightly blast it? what did a new one from the factory look like.
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« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2010, 08:23:24 PM »

what did a new one from the factory look like.

Like this...

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« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2010, 08:55:52 PM »

This intake is from a friend's X77 '69Z undergoing a restoration.  He is the 2nd owner, and the car has been in the family since new.  The car is an untouched survivor with a 10D build date from Norwood, fully documented with low mileage. 

Notice how sloppy the engine overspray is on the intake.  It makes you wonder if they skipped using the masking box when they painted this engine.
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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2010, 01:17:39 AM »

after seeing these manifolds.I wonder if I should lightly bead blast it and put a thin coat of clear on it
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« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2010, 01:21:35 AM »

a low psi bead blast, followed with a fine steel wool rub will make it look nice, but don't clear it.
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« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2010, 10:22:02 AM »

Send it to Jerry MacNeish - it'll look like this when you get it back. :-)
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« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2010, 10:47:19 AM »

I'd second JohnZ's recommendation.  You could cosmetically ruin a relatively expensive part by experimenting with it.  You only get one chance to get it right and Jerry's re-skinning process turns out amazing results.
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« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2010, 01:23:50 PM »

Don't clear it, the clear will turn yellow and look like crap...
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« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2010, 02:14:12 PM »

Have Jerry reskin it
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« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2010, 10:48:18 AM »

I worked in the aerospace industry and walnut shell media was used to blast aluminum and magnesium gearbox components. This soft media does a good job to give the alum or mag material a fresh look yet does not change the original texture of the surface.
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« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2010, 01:19:50 PM »

As dave69 said, i too worked  aero-space all my life.....and walnut shells are what we used on everything from turbine blades to hyd. cyclinders etc. plus, we had a Vapor Degreaser, and nothing cleans like a vapor degreaser......miss MEK, and Tricholoethylene, Gordon
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« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2010, 02:27:31 AM »

John,

Is that your car?  If so, what air cleaner do you use?  I bought a repro open element air cleaner.  It doesn't come close to fitting...

Chris B.

Send it to Jerry MacNeish - it'll look like this when you get it back. :-)
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« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2010, 07:36:08 AM »

Don't clear it, the clear will turn yellow and look like crap...

I can vouch for this one. It's true.

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« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2010, 09:57:16 AM »

John,

Is that your car?  If so, what air cleaner do you use?  I bought a repro open element air cleaner.  It doesn't come close to fitting...

Chris B.

The stock air cleaner fits fine - some of the repros that are made to fit many applications don't accommodate the float adjusters on both ends of the 4053 carb. Are you sure the repro you have is for a Holley, and not for a Q-Jet?
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« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2010, 01:41:07 PM »

Light media blast and the steel wool or scotchbrite pad with dishwashing liquid  works wonders.
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