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Well, it's been a tedious

Well, it's been a tedious job but I've nearly completed refinishing the air meters, fuel distributors and fuel lines. This has NOT been a fun project, more work than the results shows. But once started I had to follow through. I still need to get some new plated nyloc nuts and stuff, I will order these from McMaster-Carr next week. I think that trying to find correct style nuts and bolts is one of the biggest and most frustrating tasks I face...living in a small town virtually nothing is on the shelf.

Here are a couple of pics with the pieces cleaned but not refinished. Even clean they don't look too good, but the car is 16 years old after all.



Here is the nearly completed system. Still need to refinish a couple of small items and then use new bolts/washers/ and nyloc nuts. Also in the foreground is an old fuel injector and a pretty new one just for comparison.

 
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Far out Jeff!!!!!! Mine is on

Far out Jeff!!!!!! Mine is on it's way to your house....I expect it back by next weekend..hahaha!!!!

What type of sealer did you use between the FD and metering body?
 
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This looks amazing!
You can t


This looks amazing!
You can tell there was an immense amount of work.
Great job! - can't wait to see the final installation.
best
rt
 
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WOW...the difference is INCRED

WOW...the difference is INCREDIBLE...way to go Jeff...you do fantastic work !!!

Best Regards, JRV
 
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High Praise Indeed! Thanks fo

High Praise Indeed! Thanks for all the positive comments! Everyone's support keeps me going.

Henry: The parts as you see them are just loosely assembled as I haven't decided which sealer to use. I bought some #2 permatex and will probably use that. There was so much fuzzy / contradictory information floating around on this subject that I've held off using anything till I'm satisfied as to what's best.
 
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Hi Jeff,

Nice, nice workman


Hi Jeff,

Nice, nice workmanship...Taking pride in what your doing really shows!

Henry and I were chatting last night on the phone...and talking about how anticlimactic it must have been for me to put my "fresh" BB engine back in the car...in that most of the detailing can't be seen.

For some odd reason, just knowing that she's clean and looking as new, make me feel a little better when she's misbehaves, a bit.

So...Check your mailbox on Monday. I FedEx'ed my BB to you...Make my suspension look as nice as your FD/injector rails...OK?

On a different subject...sealants. You may remember from some of my past posts my frustrations with folk lore and mis-information. My solution, if you will...is to call the manufacturers directly and speak to one of their product-line engineers. I think you'd be amazed at some of the "other" real gear heads out there, who really do know what their talking about.

Regards,
David
 
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Hello David: I feel the same

Hello David: I feel the same as you do about cleanliness. Even if something needs work, it's much nicer to work on a spotless engine than a filthy one. About your Boxer's suspension...I'll have to pass on that one unless it includes many free driving hours. I did work on my TR's front suspension, but stopped short of getting it spotless. I didn't want to remove the undercoating and reduce it's protection. So just a good cleaning and refinishing of the wheel well did wonders. Since undercoating looks "so nice" I fogged on satin black over the top....looks tons better. The rear suspension is detailed but not perfect, good enough considering it won't stay that way more than two minutes once on the road.

About sealers, I guess whatever's fuel resistant will be the thing to use for the intakes. I have that spray gasket sealer/adhesive stuff that many mechanics have recommended. Sure would be a snap to apply.

Back to the detailing stuff, I am finding that there are a lot people out there who would really like their cars worked over, but don't have the time or ambition to do it. There have been 4 serious offers to work on other's cars. I must admit it's tempting. I might complain about the work, but I enjoy it too. I really can't imagine working and getting paid for doing something that I like and is fulfilling. I'm temped to do superficial work on other's cars, but need to sleep on it some more. One thing's for sure, my heart would be in it and it wouldn't be a "get 'em in and get 'em out" type of service. I have done some other's Corvettes in the past and the results were...well...the owners were amazed at the improvement. Sorry to ramble on here, just thinking out loud. But at this point in my life I am actually considering changing directions...or at least doing this as a sideline activity.
 
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