Driving Stuff Henry Built
-90 xlt, 351w, e4od, man 1356, 3.55, sag, warn hubs, 35s. -73, 400, np435, d20j twin, 35s
I was only concerned that the powder coat itself wouldn't hold up to the heat if it wasn't put on properly. The actual manifolds seem fine, which is good. As far as aesthetics, I want these turds polished as much as I can. loli wouldn't sweat that...unless you're worried about the aesthetics.
it all looks good to me!
Try Rust-Oleum Matte Nickel #7277830. Pleased with how it turned out in my intake...Looks like I'm going with "aluminum" engine enamel. I'm trying something different this time. I had originally intended to have the engine painted with some fancy base coat clear coat paint as my "something different", but realized that would be a waste as the engine compartment of my Bronco gets pretty damn muddy when I drive it off road.
It's much faster to punch a hole, then shove a plug in it, than to remove the drain plug, which on some cars might be hashed and rounded off, not to mention getting all the oil out. Trans gets it because it's much, much less messy than taking the pan off. Why not just repair this pan? Weld a piece of scrap steel inside, boom, it's sealed!
Murphy's Law is in effect.
I was on my way to the shop and I had a voicemail, so I listened to it on my way there. The dyno is apparently broken. Since I was like 5 minutes away I just went there anyway. Not sure what's wrong with it. My engine is on the dyno and all hooked up, but there's like an inch of water on the floor and the owner mentioned something about an electrician taking a look at the dyno.
He was busy on the phone, so I just took a peek and then went home. He said he'd call me when they get things straightened out. Who knows when that'll be. Doh.