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Old 02-02-2009, 06:22 AM   #71
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That oil filter housing looked pretty grungy, not like the block that you had all cleaned up at the machine shop.

Since the oil housing will get the hottest of all the engine parts except the head do you think that primer is going to stick good enough?

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1) Pool supply stores have dehydrated muratic (sp?) acid for sale. That's what we used, and we also added heat. It will work without heat though, it just depends on how long and how strong you make it. You want it on the weaker side using more time.

2) Heat resistance depends on the paint or the primer as in your question. A part like that I would probably not prime because few primers are made for high heat. We used to have good luck with barbeque grille spray paint on exhaust manifolds- even the "chrome" stuff.

I wouldn't worry about the paint, what's done is done. I was just thinking that it's an aluminum part. Aluminum buffs and shines nicely- even cast parts once you get the roughness off the top.
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Old 02-02-2009, 05:39 PM   #72
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actually when i took that picture, i took the piece and soaked it down in electronics cleaner to degrease it pretty well. and then i wiped it down to make sure that i wasnt missing anything.
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Old 02-02-2009, 08:17 PM   #73
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hopefully... as long as everything goes well... i should maybe possibly be able to order the next set of parts around valentines day.
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Sweet! Can't wait to see some big updates!

And do you have any idea on how much hp tq you will be making when all said and done?
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idk yet... my goal is a rough 185 to the wheels, which means the crank will see 200
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Wow that will be sweet!
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whos gonna do ur tune chris? i am assuming you will have to get a new one right?
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Prob gonna need a dyno tune I am thinking...with the 2.3 head and 2.0 block. Don't think it's been done before.
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but how high will it rev, that's the big question.
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yeah it's been done, 2.3 on a 2.0, pretty solid mod. BUT no one has put a 2.0 head on a 2.3 if anyone wants to be unique (for good reason)!
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