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1973 Gremlin Project.... "The Demise of Sanity"

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My old powder coating place turned into a farce. I actually worked there for a short time and the owners were really nice people. They sold the business and I didn't realize that they had.. 
Went there this morning and the new owners don't do squat any more with either high heat applications nor are they experienced in ceramic coatings like they were before. 
So I said screw the powder coating and I'm just gonna slap that intake and new fan shroud on and go with it.. 
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Originally posted by BrotherBamc BrotherBamc wrote:

  Kinda like that red one on the endBig smile. [/QUOTE]

I take it that one is yours Lee..??
Very nice..!!
And I do have a pair of headlight bezels in my "stash". But, they appear to be painted and not the chrome like they appear to be on those posted above. Or am I just not seeing it right..?? [/QUOTE]  Yes, the red one is mine. That pic was taken not long after i bought the car and i have made lots of improvements as time went on. As far as the head lite bezels i believe mine are painted but i will have too look as i still havent got the car out of storage this year and i just cant remember.  Sucks getting old!!LOL  
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You can powder coat small to medium size things at home with an Eastwood kit and an old oven. Just don't do it in the kitchen range!! Good reason to have an older model range in the shop. Powder coat and warm up lunch in oven, boil peanuts on top (if you're a southerner!!), etc. Works good to heat a piece of cast iron up for welding, even a small piece on a top eye! If you have the old spiral elements don't cross a piece from one to the other is both are on though. I have had that cause a short, though it could have been due to a damage heating element.... I don't know...

You can get an old self-cleaning range pretty cheap. The self-cleaning/temp control goes out and they are expensive -- too much so to repair the range (who pays $400 for a part for a 10-15 year old range that was maybe $600 new?). They usually fail at temp control. The oven will get up to temp and cut off, but won't turn back on until the control is set to off and the oven cools back down considerably. If you set it at say 300 and it turns off, you can usually set it at 325 and it will turn back on until it gets there.... then you have to continually turn it up a bit to keep it on. Once it hits the set temp and turns off it will stay hot inside for quite a while though. Not good for baking, but ok for powder coating.


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Originally posted by kirkwood kirkwood wrote:

it won't be long now william!


I was going through this tonight, found this...
It was from 4 years ago..
Won't be long...
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Haven't had a lot of time to really do anything for the past month or so. It's harvest time here, but we did go for a drive the other week. Didn't know my girl took this pretty cool pic... 
I do have some Doug's electric exhaust cut outs to get installed. But that probably won't be for a while though. Big shout out to glennrock1 for the sweet deal on them..!! THANKS..!! 


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ARRRRRGGGG...!!!! 
Waited about a month and a half to get the cut outs installed. Finally had a day off and a short window to get it done tonight. Got about half way there and noticed that the oil pressure gauge wasn't working. Was working fine when I fired it up to warm it up. 
The oil line came off the gauge and ruined the front carpet. Ordering a new electric gauge and pitching the mechanical one in the for sale box. Last time I use a mechanical oil pressure gauge. Ouch
I've read horror stories about that happening and never thought that it would happen to me. 

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I had mass backing put on this carpet and it saved the dynamat underneath. Now I need to figure out how to get the carpet out without making a big mess of things. New carpet arrives tomorrow. Gutted everything except for the carpet. New electric gauge in hand so this will not happen again. Ouch
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What about a wet/dry vac?
I'll follow these lines a little ways more,

Until I can find what I'm looking for.

With the pedal to the metal,

I'm gaining my speed.

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Sorry about your oil mess. My plastic line broke in the engine compartment last year. Fortunately, I was near home when it happened. What new gauge did you get?
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I got another Autometer gauge to match the others in the car. 
Thought about using a shop vacuum but I'm afraid it would ruin it like it did to my new carpet. Might get some of those absorbing pads first to see what those will suck up. Just trying to keep a mess from being a bigger mess ... if you know what I mean.  Big smile
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