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Old 12-30-2012, 07:16 PM   #29
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Dakota,

As much as I tend to prefer the retro look of the earlier Classics, THAT is the power set up that makes me drool. Maybe someday. What kind of 1/4 mile times are you seeing at the track?
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:51 PM   #30
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OK, I'll bite - what did you buy, and what are your second thoughts about?

thanks!
Sorry I only gave half an answer. I got a Spectre 728 intake, see: http://www.summitracing.com/parts/sp...FSTZQgodRmkA6w

Assuming that I can actually pull off installing it, I am having second thoughts about disconnecting and trashing what seems to be a functional smog system. After driving the 310 from coast to coast and getting something worked on at pretty much every stop along the way, it is running better than ever. I am keeping the intake under the couch for now, maybe when something breaks it will get a chance.
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:17 PM   #31
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Here's a picture of my engine compartment. Plenty of room to work on things

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Old 01-20-2013, 09:45 PM   #32
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I don't know that "brave" would be the word most people would use to describe me
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does that loose wire bother you...?
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does that loose wire bother you...?
Which one?
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Nothing that a little Rustoleum can take care of!
I should buy stock in Rustoleum, I seem to always be using lots of it!

Before the motor goes back in the engine compartment will be a nice shiny black. Have to wait until I get a warmer day so I can steam clean it. After that the paint goes on.

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Brad,

Have you considered painting with POR-15? It's a bit pricey, but the finish you end up with is amazingly hard and very glossy, and it loves to be applied over a rusty surface. (Not to imply that you might even have any rust ). As I understand it, Rustoleum is nothing but plain old spray paint with a great marketing campaign.

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Charly, actually I usually use a product called Miracle Paint in applications like this. It's basically the same as POR-15 only it has some UV inhibitors. I've been using it since 1996 and have been very pleased with the results. At times I will top coat it with Rustoleum but not always.

As far as rust on the Argosy, I did spot some the other day that I probably should take care of

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I should buy stock in Rustoleum, I seem to always be using lots of it!

Before the motor goes back in the engine compartment will be a nice shiny black. Have to wait until I get a warmer day so I can steam clean it. After that the paint goes on.

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Have you considered white? Makes it easier to inspect and work on.
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You're definitely right about white making it easier to see things. I saw an argosy mh in Pasadena that had the engine compartment and front wheel wells painted a light gray. Sort of made things stand out.

Miracle Paint only comes in gloss black and silver. Maybe using silver top coated with gray would look pretty good.

I'll have to think on this for a while.

Thanks for the feed back!

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