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Old 01-15-2023, 04:08 PM
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Photo 430 - Horn relay before

Photos 431 - 432 - Relay after soaking and then lightly hitting it with an aluminum oxide Scotchbrite pad.

Photos 433 - 435 - While going through parts on the shelf for the car I pulled the head buckets and trim rings and got them cleaned up.


Photos 436 - 441 - Cleaning process is much like the same as just about everything I’ve cleaned. Citrus degreaser and blue/green Scotchbrite pad. Then added 2 original T-3’s.



More coming soon. And thanks to everyone for the comments and “thanks”.
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Old 01-15-2023, 06:53 PM
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Excellent results once again!!
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As I mentioned previously, Iíve been working on the upper cowl cove removing the black spray bomb and primer applied over the original paint. Iíll be honest, this was one of the most time consuming parts of this project. Working with anything from lacquer thinner, xylene, to sanding with 1k, 2k etc but ended with the best results using a blade razor blade and a plastic razor blade scraper. Then going over it with a green scotchbrite and lightly rubbing the areas after using the blade to get down to the white. As you can tell this was a trial & error process. After itís all said and done Iím pretty happy with the results.

Photos 442 - 444 - before photo and during the process of the cowl area.

Photos 445 - 451 - After. If there were still any Doubting Thomasí out there as to whether or not this car was a real Z I think this should clear any concerns.
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Photo 451 - rear axle bumpers with bracket.


Photos 452 - 455 - after cleaning and soaking in evapo.
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Nothing real groundbreaking as I collect items to setup for the annual Stones River Swap Meet if anyone in the middle TN area enjoys find old rusty junk. Feb 5th. Now that the plug for the meet is done and I now move on to the one project I did start this week. I've been tripping for this thing for too long.. Bought this pump at the same swap meet a few years back. Anyways, its a 326 pump just wrong date. Plus it has the 3/4" NPT in the top. So I started out like every other item. Citrus degreaser and Scotchbrite pad. Then soaked overnight in Evaporust.


Photos 456 - 458 - Before cleaning.


Photos 459 - 460 - After Evapo bath and you can see that plug is gonna give me issues.


Photos 461 - 462 - I tried almost every tool in the arsenal but nothing would budge that pipe plug. So I said screw it since I had to put an adapter in it anyway I''l just just it off at the casting and drill and tap it. Then I took a small hammer, punch and worked the area over a little and then lightly hit it with a scotch wheel and threw some rattle black on it. I think it'll pass the 50ft test.


Photo 463 - Shout out to Tony (Scuncio)) as I got these off him a year or 2 ago and got them cleaned up ready to be installed on the mouse motor.
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Photo 464 - Added more texture. Once itís paint hopefully it wonít be noticeable.
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Old 01-26-2023, 01:49 AM
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Nice work! Glad those valve cover T bolts worked for you.
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Wow that water pump really cleaned up. Assumed you've tried a torch and soaking in liquid wrench or similar on the nipple? Last resort is carefully drill and retap the threads.
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There was nothing there to grab ahold of. The only real option was to drill it out. If it wasn't an iron plug I would have drilled it back out to 3/4" but since I would have to then again add an adapter I chose to drill out the cast piece after cutting it flush. Then texturing the area so it looked original. I realize this isn't really preservation but this isn't original to the car (water pump) so I felt it was fine.
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I am going to the Stones Swap meet. Do you have a booth number or a list of for sale treasures that I will recognize so I can stop in and say hello.

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