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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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« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2010, 10:17:36 PM »

Jerry reskinned my 610 Z intake about 10 years ago, it's been on the car since '02, and still looks great. Definately recommended!     Larry
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« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2010, 05:51:49 PM »

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?

Kind of side tracking the thread.  Sorry.

It is CHQ PN: W-813  The description says:

"..... 67-69 Camaro 302, 396, 68-69 Nova 396, 66-69 Chevelle 396, 65-69 Fullsize Chevy 427, 65-72 Corvette.

Officially Licensed GM Restoration Parts.
GM Part #: 6423272, 6423907, 6422188

W-813 . . . . . A ir Cleaner Assembly, Base, Chrome Lid & Filter
GM Part #: 6422188"

It does have reliefs for the float adjustment screws and vacuum secondary pod.  Just not enough...  I didn't check the GM part numbers.  But since they list those applications in the description, I assume they mean the Holley 4053 and/or 4 barrels w/ vacuum secondaries.?.?  It is also the only open element air cleaner CHQ sells...  They do mention it not fitting carbs w/ electric chokes.  It's a divorced choke on the 4053.

Anyway, I was just trying to confirm that they didn't fit as advertised.  At TMC, members say that in most cases they use spacers and other modifications to make them fit.  I was hoping I wouldn't have to do that...

Thanks for the information!
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