Welcome, Guest. Please Login.
Lift Off Hood Playground
07/30/14 at 19:15:11
News:
Home Help Search Login


Pages: 1 2 3 
Send Topic Print
Engine Compartment (Read 3742 times)
chrispy1971gtx
5 BBL/Pack Member
*****


Lift Off Hoods
Forever!

Posts: 226
Re: Engine Compartment
Reply #30 - 04/18/11 at 23:07:37
 
Now that you have the bulk of it cleaned up, next comes some rubbing compound (like 3m mirofinishing compound), followed by a good wax.
 
I think your spinning your wheels if you don't atleast seal it with something.  Even NuFinish would be good and help keep it clean in the future.
 
Also, cheap oven cleaner from the Dollar Store as well the their Mean Green cleaner/degreaser works great.  Trust, me.  My dad and I work on old tractors and cars on the side, and we buy this stuff by the case loads from Dollar General.  Always good to have some on hand.
Back to top
 
 
Email View Profile WWW   IP Logged
440jimr
1 BBL/Pack Member
*


Lift Off Hoods
Forever!

Posts: 4
Re: Engine Compartment
Reply #31 - 04/18/11 at 23:50:30
 
Now this is what real patina should look like! Great job! Grin
Back to top
 
 
Email View Profile   IP Logged
KITT
2 BBL/Pack Member
**


Lift Off Hoods
Forever!

Posts: 79
Re: Engine Compartment
Reply #32 - 04/21/11 at 10:57:33
 
Geez Juan, I opened this post and thought I was looking at a picture of my garage. I sent my carbs out for restoration and decided to clean things up a bit while I was waiting. I ended up pulling the motor so now I have some cleaning to do just like yours. All this info will be helpful. I only hope I can stop before she ends up on a rotisserie! I have allready found an original air cleaner base, I need a right side manifold and I will be able to lose the headers and I am looking for a correct radiator. Im also going to change all the fuel and brake lines and get a proper master cylinder. I only wish I would have started this last fall.
Back to top
 

engine_resize.JPG
View Profile   IP Logged
KITT
2 BBL/Pack Member
**


Lift Off Hoods
Forever!

Posts: 79
Re: Engine Compartment
Reply #33 - 04/21/11 at 10:58:53
 
Heres one with the engine out.
Back to top
 

engine_out.JPG
View Profile   IP Logged
easygoingjuan
6 BBL/Six Pack Member
******


Lift Off Hoods
Forever!

Posts: 416
Re: Engine Compartment
Reply #34 - 04/30/11 at 16:38:30
 
Quote from chrispy1971gtx on 04/18/11 at 23:07:37:
Now that you have the bulk of it cleaned up, next comes some rubbing compound (like 3m mirofinishing compound), followed by a good wax.

I think your spinning your wheels if you don't atleast seal it with something.  Even NuFinish would be good and help keep it clean in the future.

Also, cheap oven cleaner from the Dollar Store as well the their Mean Green cleaner/degreaser works great.  Trust, me.  My dad and I work on old tractors and cars on the side, and we buy this stuff by the case loads from Dollar General.  Always good to have some on hand.

 
No I hear ya.  It has a coat or Meguire's Cleaner's Wax now but I'm researching what I can put on there that will last.  I saw and ad for some stuff called Rust Preventive Magic that goes on like a wax and is colorless.  Does anyone have any recommendations?
 
Juan
Back to top
 
 
Email View Profile   IP Logged
easygoingjuan
6 BBL/Six Pack Member
******


Lift Off Hoods
Forever!

Posts: 416
Re: Engine Compartment
Reply #35 - 04/30/11 at 16:40:15
 
Quote from KITT on 04/21/11 at 10:57:33:
Geez Juan, I opened this post and thought I was looking at a picture of my garage. I sent my carbs out for restoration and decided to clean things up a bit while I was waiting. I ended up pulling the motor so now I have some cleaning to do just like yours. All this info will be helpful. I only hope I can stop before she ends up on a rotisserie! I have allready found an original air cleaner base, I need a right side manifold and I will be able to lose the headers and I am looking for a correct radiator. Im also going to change all the fuel and brake lines and get a proper master cylinder. I only wish I would have started this last fall.

 
Oh wow, it still looks good though.  I've fought the urge to repaint for the same reason you mentioned.  Just a little at a time and it's not so bad.  Good luck.
 
Asta la Pasta.
Back to top
 
 
Email View Profile   IP Logged
Pages: 1 2 3 
Send Topic Print