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Ralph Rebandt
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Posts: 342
From: Farmington Hills, MI
Registered: Feb 2000

posted 07-30-2001 10:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ralph Rebandt   Click Here to Email Ralph Rebandt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
got lots of projects happening at the same time...

1.did ya'all sand blast your engine blocks or just clean and paint?

2. did you use high heat engine primer or just high heat paint right on the engine?

as always,
thanks a ton!
Ralph

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kcode
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From: alvaton,ky,usa Suburb of Bowling Green, M&M #79, MCA #29208
Registered: Jun 99

posted 07-30-2001 11:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kcode   Click Here to Email kcode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ralph,
Just wash it down with soap and hot water and rinse thoroughly, blow dry with air if you have it. I've never used any primer on an engine block.

Mike

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65coupei6
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Posts: 361
From: S.F., CA
Registered: May 2000

posted 07-30-2001 11:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65coupei6   Click Here to Email 65coupei6     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just used degreaser and a hose hooked to a hot water heater. I also only used high heat paint. If the engine is still in the car and you don't want overspray all over you can spray some paint in a glass jar and then use a brush to put it on. I did it with some good results.

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69maverick
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Posts: 733
From: Thomaston,CT.
Registered: Jan 2001

posted 07-31-2001 08:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69maverick   Click Here to Email 69maverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like to use carb cleaner on the block last
to get all the oil off it! Then I like VHT 550 heat paint best! The ford light blue is really nice!

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cynot65
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Posts: 840
From: New York
Registered: Apr 2000

posted 07-31-2001 10:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cynot65   Click Here to Email cynot65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's a real genius for you. When I was having my 65 "C" code 289 done, (many moons ago) I took it to a Ford "expert." "I do nothing but Fords for my whole life." he told me. Well this "expert" turned out to be nothing more than a rip-off artist who (thank God) sent the engine out to be done. All he did when the engine came back to him was paint it. This is a paint post right! Well low and behold I damn near fell over when I saw his "expert" work. He was so proud of himself that he had to call me to come and see what he had done. Are you ready for this.... A 65 V-8 engine mind you and he had painted it Ford blue with BLACK valve covers. Now don't call me an "expert" but even I new that the 65 V-8 engines were all black with gold valve covers and air cleaners. Not wanting to have my "expert" do any more work I thanked him told him how great it looked put the engine in the truck and left. 18 months later he's still calling to find out when "He's" going to finish putting it back in my car. I'm going to tell him that I ran out of cash and that I sold the car. Moral to this story.... Ask these people here how to do the task and then do it yourself It'll save you lots of money and aggravation by not having to deal with "experts". The real "experts" are at this site anyway so why bother going anywhere else.
BTW Stripped the paint off the engine, blasted the valve covers primed them sanded and repainted them
T%ony C*

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BRUISER
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From: Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Registered: Jun 2001

posted 07-31-2001 02:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BRUISER   Click Here to Email BRUISER     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well lets see,

I just bought some industrial degreaser and sprayed her down and the took and old scrub brush and clean it up and the waited for it to dry, and then painted it.

It is not done yet, but here are some pocs so far.

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Just bought a 1967 Mustang

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sigtauenus
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Posts: 1587
From: Beaufort, SC
Registered: Jun 2000

posted 08-03-2001 02:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sigtauenus   Click Here to Email sigtauenus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ken, those pics look like the before and after pics you'd find in an Eastwood catalog. Good job so far!!!

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unklshu
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Posts: 578
From: San Bernardino, Ca
Registered: Jul 2001

posted 08-05-2001 11:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for unklshu   Click Here to Email unklshu     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Talk about inspiration, man you would think that car was new off the lot! Great job
Ralph.

joe

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