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I guess someone thought my last pic was too hot for tv or something. Has an 18+ warning on it. lol
Oooooh... shininess. Good thing they protected young eyes from that :doh:
 

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i wouldn't sweat that...unless you're worried about the aesthetics.

it all looks good to me!
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. lol
 

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Here's the haul from the powder coaters. I think they turned out pretty good considering they're almost as old as @cobrajoe




1974??? Kids...... I was already walking to High School in the snow, uphill, both ways.
 

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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.
 

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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.
Try Rust-Oleum Matte Nickel #7277830. Pleased with how it turned out in my intake...



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That matte nickel does look good and I remember the trouble you had getting that intake clean. Hopefully it holds up for a long time!

Well, my plan with the aluminum paint is to give the engine a base coat for some Dupli Color Metalcast Red as a top coat. Depending on how the aluminum looks by itself and how I feel about the Metalcast holding up, I may just forgo the Metalcast when that time comes. I just wanted to make sure that either way I went I'd be happy with the color and I think a silverish, aluminum color wouldn't look bad.

I picked up another set of "Power By Ford" script valve covers for the 460. I have one set already off the blown up engine, but I really wanted to save those for my truck. It took me a while to find a set, JY charged me $10 a cover. I'm not a big fan of chrome valve covers, so I'll be getting rid of the chrome Edelbrock valve covers and the OE covers off the 80's 460 that just have a Ford oval on them.





These came out of another mid-70's Ford truck that had a 460 swapped into it. According to the VIN it came with an FE engine. Someone had the engine loose from the perches and a hoist sort of lifting the engine up a bit from the water pump. Hope I didn't ruin their day, but I really wanted those covers. I was there for a couple of hours and no one ever showed up to mess with the engine, so I think I'm safe as far as that goes. I'm thinking I'll have these sprayed with the aluminum paint, then I'll tape off the script and spray the red Metalcast paint, so it'll leave the script the aluminum color.
 

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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!
 

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I forgot that the 460 you found was a '70 with D0VE heads, nice! I moved to South Texas in the last month, and my friend Joe and I found a '71 Grand Marquis with the 460 intact. We're debating about going and fetching it. Aside from Police interceptor 460 heads, getting those D0VE heads is a perfect score!
 

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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!

That pan has the plug in the wrong location. If I kept it I'd have to do what the person before me did to their truck and cut a hole in the crossmember just so I can change the oil. I was actually under a couple more trucks today in that same JY. None of them had holes punched in them, I think the guys at that JY were just being lazy with that 460 or didn't see the drain plug since it was hiding in that crossmember. They take their sweet time getting cars ready for the yard, you can watch them in their shop at the very rear of the yard dinkin' around.

I could also have my old pan fixed and have someone weld all the holes that are throughout it along with straightening out the flanges. I'd rather just get a replacement and keep those other ideas as a last ditch effort.

I don't know if I had mentioned it or not before, but the machine shop I go to had a matching pan. Another salvage yard was able to locate one as well. I haven't picked either of them up though as that engine is being put on hold for now.
 
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