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Re: 1979 SE by Jupiterbandit
« Reply #15 on: September 25, 2014, 09:07:06 PM »
Getting closer and more picky. I decided to tape everything off that I could and remove most of the lines





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Re: 1979 SE by Jupiterbandit
« Reply #16 on: September 25, 2014, 09:11:33 PM »
I was just going to was and degrease everything but now I am stripping brackets and replacing all the hardware with new grade 5 bolts.



I also chased all the threads and cleaned everything out. I torqued everything down properly. I feel good about this motor.

Here's the alternator after bench testing it and cleaning it up




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Re: 1979 SE by Jupiterbandit
« Reply #17 on: September 25, 2014, 09:13:42 PM »
Test fitting the brackets and new hardware. Wanted to make sure my spacing was right.







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Re: 1979 SE by Jupiterbandit
« Reply #18 on: September 25, 2014, 09:16:04 PM »
Thought I'd show 2 of my Birds sitting in the background.

The one to the left is a 77 Y82 SE and the one to the right is the 79 SE. My other two TA's are at my father in-law's shop


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Re: 1979 SE by Jupiterbandit
« Reply #19 on: September 25, 2014, 09:18:43 PM »
Before



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Re: 1979 SE by Jupiterbandit
« Reply #20 on: September 25, 2014, 09:21:45 PM »
I'm thinking about keeping the Flex Fan. Any opinions?

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Re: 1979 SE by Jupiterbandit
« Reply #21 on: September 26, 2014, 09:38:07 AM »
No opinion on the fan. What brand of engine paint did you use?

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Re: 1979 SE by Jupiterbandit
« Reply #22 on: September 28, 2014, 07:12:03 PM »
It's in! It's in!!!!!!

Now I got to run all the lines and wires.







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Re: 1979 SE by Jupiterbandit
« Reply #23 on: September 29, 2014, 07:31:48 AM »
How did you clean the brake booster, I tried a spot on mine and it looked like the cadmium plating wore off.

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Re: 1979 SE by Jupiterbandit
« Reply #24 on: September 29, 2014, 05:15:28 PM »
How did you clean the brake booster, I tried a spot on mine and it looked like the cadmium plating wore off.

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I used Rustoleum Metalic Gold Paint.

It worked awesome.

It's not Cadmium correct buy it plays the part well. I'll wait till the booster goes bad before I pay hundreds to replace it,

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Re: 1979 SE by Jupiterbandit
« Reply #25 on: September 30, 2014, 09:23:59 PM »
Nice work man. Inspirational :)

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Re: 1979 SE by Jupiterbandit
« Reply #26 on: October 02, 2014, 03:42:09 PM »
nice work. thats a nice looking engine compartment...  hmm I didn't think of painting the booster and master cylinder... New once dont cost much :-)
Ignition & Induction.

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Re: 1979 SE by Jupiterbandit
« Reply #27 on: October 02, 2014, 05:12:55 PM »
nice work. thats a nice looking engine compartment...  hmm I didn't think of painting the booster and master cylinder... New once dont cost much :-)

   $300 vs $10

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Re: 1979 SE by Jupiterbandit
« Reply #28 on: October 03, 2014, 02:50:27 AM »
Ahem... 239$ ( firebirdcentral ), well, enough with the hairsplittin'

Seeing how good yours result looks, I gotta try painting mine too...
How bad was your master cylinder? I was thinking of having mine blasted and paint it in a correct steel gray. What did you do to yours?
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Re: 1979 SE by Jupiterbandit
« Reply #29 on: October 03, 2014, 02:45:35 PM »
Ahem... 239$ ( firebirdcentral ), well, enough with the hairsplittin'

Seeing how good yours result looks, I gotta try painting mine too...
How bad was your master cylinder? I was thinking of having mine blasted and paint it in a correct steel gray. What did you do to yours?

  Is that $239 with tax and shipping and did it come with the distribution block? If so that's a good deal. Still more than $10.00 lol

I sanded my master and then acid dipped the outside with phosphoric acid. Then I primed with a light coat of self etching primer and painted it with Rustoleum Metal paint.

It came out great and durable.