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post #76 of 202 (permalink) Old 08-01-2016, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
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^ I have the same mounts. Nice.

I like how you're painting everything too! Going to look very nice. Keep up the awesome work, Andy!
Thanks bro! Most of this is all on a first time basis, so I'm pleased thus far. The learning process and involvement is priceless.
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^ I have the same mounts. Nice.

I like how you're painting everything too! Going to look very nice. Keep up the awesome work, Andy!
Another ditto on the Megan mount club. Definitely stiffer than stock, and holding up so far.

Your progress is looking good, like the Pantera as well.
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So I finally finished looming my wire harness. Looks good to me. I retained all clips/brackets just for an easier reinstall. There is one place that was previously damaged and ill have to doctor it up. Heres pics



I have a backyard fix for this. Ill share if it works haha.


Stater motor should show up today and ill compare it to the OEM version.
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TYC starter motor showed up. Looks just like the OEM Denso 2 the T. This is brand new in and out OEM manufactured $90 no core return.
This sure beats a $150 OEM reman one with old housing and parts. Time to paint...





Should be doing more stuff on friday. keep checking in
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Well I decided to ghetto fab up my wire harness where it was busted up. Here are some pics lol....






HAHA back yard style! works for me...
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Decided to try and crack open the alternator for paint. Relatively easy except the front portion of the alternator is pressed in. I had to switch to plan B.

Heres Plan B...


Painted my stater with all this stuff as well. Letting it bake in the sun now and will move to the garage to cure for a few days.

I believe all my motor components are painted now.(except for some lines and nit picky things) Time for assembly once this stuff dries!!
Check back to see how things turned out...
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Ok paint dried and I reassembled the alternator and I must say, it looks pretty rad! Very pleased and I am curious if anyone else has tried this before here, or am I the first? I would encourage people to try this if they are trying to clean up and/or dress the engine. Heres pics of starter and alternator.






Ok time to start putting this shit on the motor. keep checking in for progress!
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Sick! Why didn't I do that?
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Those parts turned out nice. Good job
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Those parts turned out nice. Good job
Thanks a lot. It actually is fairly simple.

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You still can dude!
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heres a mock up for fun. I think I need to paint the nut... what y'all think


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Tiniest update: decided to get new bolts for my valve covers. The old ones just looked like garbage with the powder coat. So I went with black allen style bolts.



Some may ask: Why allen style?
Answer: This way when I paint them more black and I use a allen wrench, the look will remain black instead of silver/stainless in the allen hole.

Some may ask:Why paint them black if they are already black?
Answer: These are not stainless. water or moister will make these rust. I figure a lil paint may add some extra protection.





I will probably do this for all nuts and bolts where its necessary. Call it being anal, or call it how I like to say, "going the extra mile".Next will be to clean up my power steering pump and AC compressor and get em ready to paint. Creepin up on 6 months with this project and maybe halfway done with the whole build haha. But hey, I got a wife and 2 jobs and I play in a band so patience is my virtue.
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Nice! I have black allens for my valve cover too. Well, the spark plug cover I anyway. I also use the same method to paint bolt heads

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Nice! I also use the same method to paint bolt heads
Oldest trick in the book right? Unless your a kid on here then maybe not
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Got to painting the power steering pump and supports. Needed a good degreasing. Revealed a little rust so it got sprayed.







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A/C compressor coming up next...
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