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10/11/11 1:18pm - Original Message: 'Purists - Look Away! '
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1976 Silver/Firethorn. L48, 4spd. Original 2 bolt, vortec heads, 9.4:1 CR, Speed Pro Cam: 224/224@0.050, 112 LSA, Eagle Steel Crank.

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Now if someone goes to the trouble of peaking through the slots in my Rally's they may think I have Brembos in there!  



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10/11/11 6:24am - Reply: 'Re: Purists - Look Away! '
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Looks great! Thumbs Up

I'm going to do red calipers on mine when I change from rally wheels to Torque Thrust D's in a few years.


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10/11/11 7:55am - Reply: 'Re: Purists - Look Away! '
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HEY!!!! That ain't Chebby ORANGE!!!

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They look kewl, tho!Thumbs Up




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10/11/11 8:29am - Reply: 'Re: Purists - Look Away! '
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I think they look good! Not much chance of seeing them through either stock wheel, though.
 
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10/11/11 9:50am - Reply: 'Re: Purists - Look Away! '
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Dave................looks HOT!Thumbs Up

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10/11/11 10:17am - Reply: 'Re: Purists - Look Away! '
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Great look, Barry I think you would be surprised how much they do show. I used an Eastwood kit on my Burb. Did the hubs in a black, and the calipers gold. They came out great and its pretty simple.
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10/11/11 10:30am - Reply: 'Re: Purists - Look Away! '
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1976 Silver/Firethorn. L48, 4spd. Original 2 bolt, vortec heads, 9.4:1 CR, Speed Pro Cam: 224/224@0.050, 112 LSA, Eagle Steel Crank.

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Thank guys!  I hope they do show a little bit - my interior is red!  I used VHT caliper paint - still have to bake 'em for 1 hour at 200 degrees.  Think I'm going to use the gas grill - I don't think mama wants calipers in her oven!  

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10/11/11 12:57pm - Reply: 'Re: Purists - Look Away! '
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ebo said: Great look, Barry I think you would be surprised how much they do show. I used an Eastwood kit on my Burb. Did the hubs in a black, and the calipers gold. They came out great and its pretty simple.
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I also used the Eastwood kit. You brush it on. I really didn't like the results. It had brush marks that didn't level out. I took (cleaned) everything back down to bare metal. Then used VHT caliper spray paint. It's good for 900 Degrees F. Here is the good part...........when momma wasn't around I cured the calipers in her oven.... (200 degrees F. for 20 minutes). Mommas kind of get (lets say) un-happy about these things............though! I still have some bruises if you care to see them...... I'm wondering if they'll ever heal.................Winkl

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10/11/11 1:16pm - Reply: 'Re: Purists - Look Away! '
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For smaller items like this, you can get a cheapo toaster oven pretty cheap, and leave it in da ge-raj. Might be able to only do one side at a time, but, it's worth it to keeps Mama happy, eh? Right fellers? Right?Ouch
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10/11/11 1:39pm - Reply: 'Re: Purists - Look Away! '
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Mamma says that I NOW can use her oven ANYTIME I want................................as long as it's in the garage and she has a NEW one in the kitchen.............WOMEN!!!.........they're never happy................... (except for ebowoman.............I wonder what he's do-in!) Oh and by the way, I did wire the calipers to hang from the baking racks to not leave any telltale marks on the calipers or the bake racks. Again................the only telltale marks that were left was........................ON MY body parts................women just don't get it................!Wink

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10/12/11 12:31am - Reply: 'Re: Purists - Look Away! '
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1976 Silver/Firethorn. L48, 4spd. Original 2 bolt, vortec heads, 9.4:1 CR, Speed Pro Cam: 224/224@0.050, 112 LSA, Eagle Steel Crank.

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So was there a tell-tale smell in the kitchen when you were done?  That's what I'm concerned about.  Good idear on the toaster oven, Joel.  I have some valve covers that I want to do, though - I think I'll be OK with the gas grill.  It has a thermometer and as long as I can raise them off the grates I think it'll work out.  

Wish my garage had room for an oven (&220 - would have to do some wiring) - I'd pick one up off Craigslist for $50 or so.   But then I'd want to get that Eastwood powder coating kit to do this kind of stuff.  



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10/12/11 9:55am - Reply: 'Re: Purists - Look Away! '
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daveo76 said: So was there a tell-tale smell in the kitchen when you were done?  That's what I'm concerned about.  Good idear on the toaster oven, Joel.  I have some valve covers that I want to do, though - I think I'll be OK with the gas grill.  It has a thermometer and as long as I can raise them off the grates I think it'll work out.  

Wish my garage had room for an oven (&220 - would have to do some wiring) - I'd pick one up off Craigslist for $50 or so.   But then I'd want to get that Eastwood powder coating kit to do this kind of stuff.  



Dave, yes there was "the smell"....kinda/sorta. I put on the hood exhaust fan and also the Jennaire exhaust fan. I opened the patio door to bring in fresh air to replace the smelly exhaust air. ................I have a toaster oven in the garage, but it can only do small stuff. I used it to powder coat steel pieces that were rusty inside my AC/heat ductwork. I had to drill out the rivets. then re-install new rivets later. The rack inside left little marks were the parts rested. (no one will actually see them) That's why I like to hang the parts by wires........but not enough room in the small oven. By the way I used the cheapy Harbor Freight Powder Coat set up.........it worked ok. I'm sure the Eastwood would be a bit better

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10/12/11 11:14am - Reply: 'Re: Purists - Look Away! '
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Hey Dave. I like it. I've often thought about doing that to mine. I just didn't know how much it would show with Rally's. If ya don't mind could ya post a pic when you have the wheels on? Thanks, "T"

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Dave, here is a picture after the curing...............my wife took it. She gets mad at me for not taking pictures, she says no one will know all that I did. I tell her that I'll know, but she sneaks around taking pictures.           


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Also Dave, VHT Caliper paint also makes a clear coat. After I installed the calipers I recoated them with clear...............I get kind of fanatical about stuff!

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10/13/11 8:09am - Reply: 'Re: Purists - Look Away! '
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daveo76 said: Larry, I can't access the pic - I get an "Invalid URL" error. Any thoughts? Would love to see what they look like. Thanks for the info. Terry - will do! I'm still waiting for the caliper rebuild kits to come from Zip, then I'll actually have to rebuild and install. But when that's done (hopefully in a few weeks) I'll mount a wheel and take some pics. I'm pretty curious myself!

Dave's above response got posted as a new thread somewhere else....don't know why. I couldn't move it here like we used to be able to, so I had to do the "Quote" thing....

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Adams' Apple said: daveo76 said: Larry, I can't access the pic - I get an "Invalid URL" error. Any thoughts? Would love to see what they look like. Thanks for the info. Terry - will do! I'm still waiting for the caliper rebuild kits to come from Zip, then I'll actually have to rebuild and install. But when that's done (hopefully in a few weeks) I'll mount a wheel and take some pics. I'm pretty curious myself!

Dave's above response got posted as a new thread somewhere else....don't know why. I couldn't move it here like we used to be able to, so I had to do the "Quote" thing....

Here they are again...........I dumped a bunch of old stuff and probably dumped the picture also.............

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(converted LARGE images to links-aapple).....Uh...............THANKY Joel!!!

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What a complete dufus............I am. I can build anything on my Corvette, but can't resize pictures. That's why I do the work and my wife sneaks around taking pictures. Yikes!

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Joel, I tried to make pitures life sizeWink..........but I couldn't. Thanks in advance for fix-in the pics so that people won't need a movie theater sized screen to view them

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daveo76 said: Thanks, Joel for fixing my thread.  Hopefully it wasn't something I did?  

Larry - thanks for re-posting the pics.  They look great!  Guess red wouldn't look right for your carSmile



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