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68ZRe

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Re-skinning Aluminum Distributor Housing
« on: February 20, 2011, 10:20:56 PM »
Hello.

Does anyone know who might re-skin a aluminum distributor housing
to get it back to the original finish after sand blasting?

What might the results be?

Thanks, Mike.

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Re: Re-skinning Aluminum Distributor Housing
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2011, 01:48:05 AM »
Hi Mike,
Give CRG member Jerry Macneish a call at Camaro High Performance (z28camaro.com). I think he will be able to help you.  Jim

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Re: Re-skinning Aluminum Distributor Housing
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2011, 02:33:54 AM »
Thanks Jim, will do.

Mike.

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Re: Re-skinning Aluminum Distributor Housing
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2011, 03:33:34 PM »
Jerry took care a distributor for me last month.  I highly recomend his services.

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Re: Re-skinning Aluminum Distributor Housing
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2011, 03:47:19 PM »
Jerry also believes in taking care of the customer after the sale.

I highly recommend him for any parts or service.
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Re: Re-skinning Aluminum Distributor Housing
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2011, 04:02:28 PM »
I certainly wouldn't sand-blast an aluminum distributor housing; that's way overkill.
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Re: Re-skinning Aluminum Distributor Housing
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2011, 06:13:42 PM »
It could certainly require more attention than re-skinning if it was not "delicately" handled by the sandblaster. The turned OD where the numbers are stamped can be badly pitted by high pressure/and or coarse media.
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Re: Re-skinning Aluminum Distributor Housing
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2011, 03:51:34 AM »
You do not want to use any kind of pressure blasting on these housings.  That's why we use a high tech tumbler.  It does not disturb the housing at all and keeps the original patina to the housing.

Here's a sample photo, we also clearance and set up the dist with a shorter curve and lighter spring.  This set up is worth HP on the dyno.

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Re: Re-skinning Aluminum Distributor Housing
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2011, 01:46:22 AM »
 

this is what happens when someone blasts it..... :-*
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