Citrus green 1970 z28 restoration thread

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  1. Rosster

    Rosster Veteran Member Gold Member

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    After weeks of cold and overcast we got an 80 degree day today. I was finally able spray the eastwood 2k catalyzed hi temp paint today. 1 1/2 cans provided more than enough coverage. After it all cures, I’m onto installing intake, carb, water pump, pulleys, fan clutch, etc
     
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    Need a fresh air system with the 2k paint?
     
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    I use ff organic vapor respirator w/ brand new cartridges/prefilters and fan system to move any mist accumulation. No issues. All paint should include a fresh air system or appropriate respirator. For catalyzed paints, they contain isocynates so you need eye protection and zoot suit too. I painted imron alot back in the day so very familiar with ppe and safety precautions for these type of paints.
     
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    And the assembly begins!


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    A few more parts on. Also tackled rebuilding and restoring the starter. Surprisingly, internals (bushing, brushes, etc) were in perfect shape. Just a bunch of dirt, grease, and grime. Sadly I forgot to take a “before” picture yet again. Once , blasting, painting, and plating was done, it was an easy reassembly. BTW I used eastwoods cast iron paint which went on kinda dark and dried to a perfect, lighter finish that dead on looks like the original unpainted finish.

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    What did you use to clean the aluminum valve covers?
     
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    I had them vapor blasted and then burnished the finned area for a little more shine using a brass brush. Afterwards I reskinned them using ppg dx501 chromic acid treatment. This prevents future oxidation without having to clear coat the pieces. I also did the same to the intake and any other bare aluminum finishes to keep them looking new down the road.
     
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    Thanks for the reply.
     
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    Finally wrapped up the engine portion. Was waiting on the plug wire supports and a wrench to tighten the holley inlet fittings. I primed the engine again, verified oil flow to all rockers, proper oil pressure, and installed the distributor properly clocked.

    The car is manual steering but I Found a quick ratio power steering box and since the car came with a double groove pulley on the crank from the factory, putting together the stuff needed to mount a new PS pump was a cinch. Will store all the manual parts in the event I sell it sometime in the future (doubtful).

    Now In the process of stripping front bumpers and sheetmetal as well as pulling rear end in prep for putting onto a rotisserie I'm supposed to pick up next week.

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    Awesome job you are doing Ross,keep up the great work.That camaro is lucky you found and rescued her.
     
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