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What should I do with my engine?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by adamforsythe, May 10, 2005.

  1. adamforsythe

    adamforsythe 1/2 ton status

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    I am painting my engine Red, an putting some chrome on it.
    What should I do while it is on a stand for alomst 2 months? I will be painteg the pulleys black (MABY CHROME). I might put on a aftermarket clutch fan. I already have a polished Edelbrock intake, edelbrock valve covers, edelbrock breather/PSV valve, edelbrock carb, edelbrock air cleaner.
    I will be putting on "
    ELITE HEADER SBC
    http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?part=HED-69648&FROM=MG
    LINEAR WIRE LOOMS S/B V8
    http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?part=PRO-141-638&FROM=MG
    HEAT SHIELD SS 16 GA.
    http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?part=SUM-G1370&FROM=MG
    OIL PAN SBC-CHROME 1980-85
    http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?part=SUM-G3501&FROM=MG
    TIMING COVER SET CHROME
    http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?part=TRD-9000&FROM=MG

    Is there anything I could do do make the engine look a little better?
     
  2. ryoken

    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    i'd think you'd be asking for trouble with a chrome pan in Maine... i avoid chrome at all costs.. it does not hold up well at all.. it'll be rusting in a couple years at most.. anything i buy bling is either polished aluminum or stainless...

    my .02 :D
     
  3. 1979jimmy350

    1979jimmy350 1/2 ton status

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    get you self a good stainless bolt kit and braided stainless steel lines to plumb the engine. If you are looking for a show engine take your time and smooth out the rough casting lines on the block with a grinder it will look a lot better that way
     

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