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Suggestions on what brand paint to use on expansion chamber exhaust??

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Hehe

I love that little Dutch Boy...in his shorts and all...so cute. Reminds me of me when I was just a lad.
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I got some exhaust header paint at the local car parts store. Comes in a couple of different heat ranges and all the desingner colors- silver, black, and hugger orange. Bake for an hour at 200 degrees in the oven and it cures it.
Cook an apple in the oven directly after and the wife won't know what you did on your day off when she gets home later that night.
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Best stuff I've found is the duplicolor "ceramic" extremely tough and solvent resistant....but....gotta bake it at about 500 degrees for 2 hours for it to work. And it really stinks.

I prefer Dutchboy "pants down" finish.

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Best stuff I've found is the duplicolor "ceramic" extremely tough and solvent resistant....but....gotta bake it at about 500 degrees for 2 hours for it to work. And it really stinks.

I prefer Dutchboy "pants down" finish.

JohnnyB
I second the duplicolor ceramic, and also the VHT 1500 degree paint and eastwoods stainless steel finish exhaust header paint. All very similar formulas and all require baking. The VHT I thing requires 1/2 an hour of continous running at operating temp.
 

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Suggestions on what brand paint to use on expansion chamber exhaust??

Champ
Remove all the old paint and rub them down with bean oil. It smells good while it's baking on and it will never rust. Plus it looks cool, just like the old factory racers.

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when you say bean oil is that pinto or soy?
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And you have to apply it after every race, since when you clean the pipes it takes some of it off. Also after a while of baking it on it will eventually flake.

VHT makes a 1500 degree clear that works awsome for that raw look. Used it on a set of pontiac headers and they have yet to rust and look badass. However you must follow the instructions very carefully, light coats and bake the paint between coats either by running the vehicle for a solid half hour nonstop or baking in a oven that you don't use for food.
 

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Geets...what kind of Pontiac do you have?

I've got a 68 GTO.

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1967 GTO hardtop, 400 4bbl .030 over with ram air IV cam, th400 trans with dual gate, 10 bolt rear with 3.55 posi. I'd say burgundy with a black interior but the body is a mixture of original burgundy paint, black primer, and rust. I've owned the car since I was a teenager and at times it has been my only running car and my daily driver (in places like Rochester NY and long Island where salt is the snow melt du jour you can imagine what that is like on the car). The car used to be know around the queens NY street racing scene in the late 90's but is nowhere near as famous as my chevelle was in the early/mid 90's.

Currently the drivetrain has approx 5000 miles on it since the rebuild, all that is left is the bodywork but since the girlfriend and I are down to one car I have put the Goat back on the road until the GF can afford to buy another one (currently she uses my jeep).

Incidently there is an indie film called "the king" that came out last year (with that dude from the motorcycle diaries and william hurt). The lead character drives a cougar but if you listen to the sound of the car it is my GTO. A friend of mine works for a post production movie sound studio and he spent a couple of hours taping the car to get the right sounds for the movie. he also took a lot of audio for his sound library so who know what else the car's sound ha been in.

That was probably more than you wanted to know.
 

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Mine is a 68 Ram Air II, auto-trans...all the usuals Dual Gate, Hide-aways, AC, hardtop, no posi though. It's been through several stages...last one being Speed pro pistons 10.75:1, RHS cam/lifters, Mallory unilite, Moroso oil pump, Edelbrock intake, RA-III valves, bronze guides, RA-III springs, RA-III exhaust manifolds, Various different carbs.

Bought it graduation day of high school in 1976 and still have it. Although it's a bit spread out right now, but all the original pieces still in my possesion. Have you checked prices on these things lately....matching numbers, decent condition...get you $20,000 no problem.
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Mine is a 68 Ram Air II, auto-trans...all the usuals Dual Gate, Hide-aways, AC, hardtop, no posi though. It's been through several stages...last one being Speed pro pistons 10.75:1, RHS cam/lifters, Mallory unilite, Moroso oil pump, Edelbrock intake, RA-III valves, bronze guides, RA-III springs, RA-III exhaust manifolds, Various different carbs.

Bought it graduation day of high school in 1976 and still have it. Although it's a bit spread out right now, but all the original pieces still in my possesion. Have you checked prices on these things lately....matching numbers, decent condition...get you $20,000 no problem.
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The prices are out of control, I parted out about 4 GTOs over the years to keep mine on the road and all of those cars by todays standards would be considered restorable. $20K for a rough driver. I had someone offer me $10K for my GTO a couple of weeks ago and you can see the ground through the quater panel when you open the trunk (the trunk floor is new the quarters need a patch and I haven't put the extensions in yet). The value of my car when restored back to perfect is probably about $36K

I have a 67 GS buick too and even that is out of control with the prices. The car has been sitting derelict at my parents house for 5 years and still I got guys lining up around the block to pay $1500 for it (I just have to get the papeweork sorted).
 

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67 is probably my favorite year....the best looking GTO in my opinion. Last of the old school body style, last year before plastic started taking over. My first GTO was my father's 66 that got handed down to me.....long story...if I still had in the condition I drove it in the mid 70's...it'd be worth $40k :)
JohnnyB

PS. Here's the day I bought the 68



Edited by - jbranson on Jan 29 2006 11:01:17 PM

Edited by - jbranson on Jan 29 2006 11:01:45 PM
 

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you guys are gross...funny but gross.

here is my pic:



Took this pic in 2001 a couple of weeks before I resigned from the fire department and after my first year back in school. I had just started to do the body work, hence why the nose filler pieces looks like hell. After this picture I moved back to Louisiana for three years and mothballed the car.


Branson, do you still run points in your car or have you switched over to magnetic pickups? I have the pertronix kit and an MSD digital six. Some of the local guys are telling me I can use the msd box to set my timing with the pertronix kit instead of the vacuum advance? do you know anything about this?



Edited by - Geeto67 on Jan 30 2006 09:42:15 AM
 

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Geets,
Been years since I studied up on what they are doing with cars these days. The last ignition I had in my goat was a Mallory Unilite. It's a complete distributor unit with LED triggering and fixed mechanical advance curve.

Those chrome wire mesh grills were the best they ever put on a GTO.

Are you a giant?

JohnnyB
 
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