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10/14/11 7:08am - Reply: 'Re: Purists - Look Away! '
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Dave, I ain't sure what the heck is goin on with the posts, but, as a reminder, PLEASE make sure you are hitting the "Post Reply" button when you want to make a  new post, and not the "New Topic" button. With the change in the forumware, the buttons have been moved from where they were before. That's the only reason I can think of for the posts being turned into new topics with new titles. Ouch


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10/14/11 9:14am - Reply: 'Re: Purists - Look Away! '
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Geez a toaster oven..good idea..I did BBQ flat black on stuff I did but let it cure for a couple days..then in the stove they went.red would look good.. Rich

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10/14/11 6:22pm - Reply: 'Re: Purists - Look Away! '
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yostusota said: Geez a toaster oven..good idea..I did BBQ flat black on stuff I did but let it cure for a couple days..then in the stove they went.red would look good.. Rich

The BBQ, really scares me............how do you control the actual temperature? What about the paint actually flareing up?..............I like to hang the stuff to not leave the grill grid marks.

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10/14/11 7:06pm - Reply: 'Re: Purists - Look Away! '
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Lookin good!  Makes  me think about finding an old Oven and putting it in the garage. 

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10/14/11 8:30pm - Reply: 'Re: Purists - Look Away! '
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Well I'm thinking about trying the BBQ this weekend will let you know how it goes.  My grill has a second rack above the main one, I'll probably but the caliper halves up there.  And since they're still apart I'll put the mating side down so grill marks shouldn't be a problem.  

But the rains are already upon us here in the great Pacific NW so I may not get to it this weekend. Cry


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10/16/11 10:27pm - Reply: 'Re: Purists - Look Away! '
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Baked the calipers in my BBQ today - worked fine!  You have to babysit it a lot since there's no automatic temp control like in an oven, but if you're willing to do that, no worries about mama complaining about smoke/smells in her kitchen.  Wink  Also did my valve covers that I painted with VHT engine paint (yep, you have to bake that, too) and they came out looking pretty good as well.  

And we had a great October day here in the Portland/Vancouver area - no baking in the rain!  


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10/17/11 9:21am - Reply: 'Re: Purists - Look Away! '
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daveo76 said: Baked the calipers in my BBQ today - worked fine!  You have to babysit it a lot since there's no automatic temp control like in an oven, but if you're willing to do that, no worries about mama complaining about smoke/smells in her kitchen.  Wink  Also did my valve covers that I painted with VHT engine paint (yep, you have to bake that, too) and they came out looking pretty good as well.  

And we had a great October day here in the Portland/Vancouver area - no baking in the rain!  

Dave, I'm glad it worked out well for you. Maybe you could have thrown on some ribs
while the VHT cured..........it would have the good ol VHT smoke favorWink...........(just kidding!) On another note my brother-in-law lives in Vancouver Washington.

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10/17/11 9:17pm - Reply: 'Re: Purists - Look Away! '
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Well we did cook a Tri-tip on the grill, but that was the night before.  I had to cook all the remnants out before I started the caliper baking - didn't want Tri-tip stains on my Delcos!  

Cool that your brother-in-law lives here.  No Corvette, I take it?  Always looking for local contacts!  If you ever come out to visit look me up.  




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10/18/11 8:29am - Reply: 'Re: Purists - Look Away! '
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They look good, Larry! Don't worry, I'm worse with pictures than you!
 
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10/18/11 7:47pm - Reply: 'Re: Purists - Look Away! '
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daveo76 said: Well we did cook a Tri-tip on the grill, but that was the night before.  I had to cook all the remnants out before I started the caliper baking - didn't want Tri-tip stains on my Delcos!  

Cool that your brother-in-law lives here.  No Corvette, I take it?  Always looking for local contacts!  If you ever come out to visit look me up.  


Dave, What's a Tri-tip? Is that anything like three two barrels...........see my mind only can think of two things:........ carsHeart...............and the other is womenHeart..........but cars are a whole lot easier to stay out of trouble.........well maybe sometimesEvil Smile.  

My brother-in-law belonged to a Porsche Club, when he had one...........man,... who would want one of thoseWacko when you could have 100% muscle............CorvetteThumbs Up. Thanks for the invite, I'll be over tomorrow night for the three two barrels...........except ebo made me say this! Again, Thanks, and I hoped we all helped you.  
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10/19/11 12:02am - Reply: 'Re: Purists - Look Away! '
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Tri-tip: The tri-tip is a cut of beef from the bottom sirloin primal cut.[1] It is a small triangular muscle, usually 1.5 to 2.5 lbs. (675 to 1,150g) per side of beef.  Read the rest here, or just take it from me, with a good marinade, a very tasty roast for grilling.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tri-tip

In the interest of staying on topic, though, I got my rebuild kits from Zip yesterday.  Will be putting the calipers together soon and posting pics of them mounted, both with and without wheels.  Can't wait!  (I'll size the pics small this time - noticed my original pic was converted to a link since it was too big.)




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10/19/11 10:35am - Reply: 'Re: Purists - Look Away! '
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daveo76 said: Tri-tip: The tri-tip is a cut of beef from the bottom sirloin primal cut.[1] It is a small triangular muscle, usually 1.5 to 2.5 lbs. (675 to 1,150g) per side of beef.  Read the rest here, or just take it from me, with a good marinade, a very tasty roast for grilling.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tri-tip

In the interest of staying on topic, though, I got my rebuild kits from Zip yesterday.  Will be putting the calipers together soon and posting pics of them mounted, both with and without wheels.  Can't wait!  (I'll size the pics small this time - noticed my original pic was converted to a link since it was too big.)




Dave, wow never heard of that............sure sounds good! Post the picks when you can. Another reminder, I did a recoat of the VHT Caliper paint after I mounted them. I used the clear, just to add a little more protection from knicks. The extra top coating will cure with the heat from using the brakes. Have fun!

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Dave, I just seen that Eastwood makes a hotcoat powder finish gun that can be stepped up from 15kv to 25kv...........enabling bigger parts to be done easier. It's adjustable, the transformer setting. But of course you'll have to go out and buy a biiiiiger grillWink. It's pretty cool or hot however you choose to view it.

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10/20/11 1:54am - Reply: 'Re: Purists - Look Away! '
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I didn't see the clear at the parts store when I bought the VHT red caliper paint.  I'll have to check around to see if I can find it.  

And the powder coating kit would be awesome.  Someday when I get my shop....


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10/20/11 7:28am - Reply: 'Re: Purists - Look Away! '
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Calipers look great!
I never thought of baking mine.
Maybe over the winter i'll take them off and do it to mine.
OK, maybe not.
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corvette440hp said:
daveo76 said: Tri-tip: The tri-tip is a cut of beef from the bottom sirloin primal cut.[1] It is a small triangular muscle, usually 1.5 to 2.5 lbs. (675 to 1,150g) per side of beef.  Read the rest here, or just take it from me, with a good marinade, a very tasty roast for grilling.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tri-tip

In the interest of staying on topic, though, I got my rebuild kits from Zip yesterday.  Will be putting the calipers together soon and posting pics of them mounted, both with and without wheels.  Can't wait!  (I'll size the pics small this time - noticed my original pic was converted to a link since it was too big.)




Dave, wow never heard of that............sure sounds good! Post the picks when you can. Another reminder, I did a recoat of the VHT Caliper paint after I mounted them. I used the clear, just to add a little more protection from knicks. The extra top coating will cure with the heat from using the brakes. Have fun!



Who you kidding! that car will never see the light of day never mind a few hot stops to cure the clear Confused
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ebo said:
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Who you kidding! that car will never see the light of day never mind a few hot stops to cure the clear Confused
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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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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!!!




Larry, them puppies would look great on the Lukester!! Nice Cool

Paul, with your color the calipers would look sweeeeet!Thumbs Up

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