Saturday, August 28, 2010

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Engine gear box progress

Engine gear box progress

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Detail oil cap script

Question what colour was the script?
Was is white or an of yellow.
My examples from the cars are a pail yellow colour.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


The red on this engine is the early rocket red, it is unlike the series 2 rocket red.
I have a genuine 6/1973 308 and it has the early rocket red. I also have a 8/1974 kingswood with a 202 and it is painted in the series 2 rocket red.
When the specific change over happened I don't know.
One thing is for sure if you use the wrong colour it does not look wright.

SS Engine back from reconditioning

Friday, July 16, 2010

Ceramic clear

This is one of my trial manifolds.It has been sand blasted the chemically stained.
And coated in a ceramic clear.
I will test the finish when the engine is run in. The run in process will take place in a spare HX ute chassis we have.
I will post results as they come to hand.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

SS Exhaust Manifold

Restoring these will be a challenge,they had a cast iron finish as far as i can remember. How to create that finish and make it last is the question.
If any one has any idea let me know please.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

SS Inlet Manifold

Here is one of those projects that takes a heap of time. 10hrs + to get this completed.
To get this result takes time and many processes.
Take note of the under side this is wet blast finish flat as a tack and no luster,very average.
This is the starting point for a quality job.
Starting with a general clean then to bead blasting then to wet blast then to a chemical clean.
Looks Top shelf for a 37+year old manifold.
There is NO paint on this manifold, over spray will come later.