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Re: I rolled my pagoda last night...
« Reply #50 on: October 15, 2019, 01:54:20 »
sorry the above pic should have been rotated to show that the car is actually on its side.

Below shows a trick I learned at RM Restoration this summer as part of meeting with the clans. I was very worried before about how I would put the car back together without scratching it. Wrapping the car in shipping foam wrap works great.
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Re: I rolled my pagoda last night...
« Reply #51 on: October 15, 2019, 02:05:29 »
I had a real hard time with my trunk paint getting it to the right level of satin finish, and at $90 a pint plus hardener for the correct PPG gray it was very expensive. In the mean time I used Eastwood's ceramic satin Chassie Black on my gas tank and it seemed to be right on, simple and a quarter of the price. I used it on other undercarriage parts as well.
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Re: I rolled my pagoda last night...
« Reply #52 on: October 15, 2019, 02:24:56 »
As I am cleaning over spray off my wire harness and other parts I am reminded why we take the time to primer parts like the gas tank before the topcoat.  Topcoat over spray comes off easily with a little lacquer thinner but primer requires a lot more effort to remove.
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Re: I rolled my pagoda last night...
« Reply #53 on: October 15, 2019, 02:38:18 »
After cleaning my aluminum last year I coated it with high-temp satin clear Nyalic, but it was very expensive at over $20 a can. For my Cadmium I laid it out and sprayed it with VHT's high temp satin clear which is available at Autozone for $10 a can.

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Re: I rolled my pagoda last night...
« Reply #54 on: October 15, 2019, 02:43:39 »
after spraying
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Re: I rolled my pagoda last night...
« Reply #55 on: October 15, 2019, 05:44:24 »
Am i reading this right.
You have given the cad plating a high temp clear coat after the plating process was done?
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Re: I rolled my pagoda last night...
« Reply #56 on: October 15, 2019, 11:01:38 »
Yes to protect the yellow cad from wearing away over time.
John Krystowski
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Re: I rolled my pagoda last night...
« Reply #57 on: October 27, 2019, 12:28:27 »
The rotisserie is making the re-assembly so much easier.
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Re: I rolled my pagoda last night...
« Reply #58 on: October 28, 2019, 02:58:35 »
I sandblasted My exhaust manifolds let them sit and rest remover for a week and coded them with ceracote. Ceracote is a commercial ceramic based coating specifically designed for exhausts and high heat application up to 1800 degrees. A local shop uses it for OEM automotive applications.

You only heat it before you spray but not after. I plan on doing my whole exhaust in black but I will have to heat it in my grill. My wife will love that !
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Re: I rolled my pagoda last night...
« Reply #59 on: October 28, 2019, 03:03:44 »
Sorry For some reason it won’t let me upload pictures of the manifolds
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Re: I rolled my pagoda last night...
« Reply #60 on: October 28, 2019, 15:46:57 »
They might be too big. Please scale them down...
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Re: I rolled my pagoda last night...
« Reply #61 on: October 28, 2019, 20:28:48 »
You are probably correct on that Peter. I used the same camera settings, well I thought I did. Looking now to see if I have the software to scale it down.

John
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Re: I rolled my pagoda last night...
« Reply #62 on: October 28, 2019, 23:05:41 »
You are probably correct on that Peter. I used the same camera settings, well I thought I did. Looking now to see if I have the software to scale it down.

John

John,
I had the same issue. You can use Microsoft -Paint which you likely have.
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Re: I rolled my pagoda last night...
« Reply #63 on: October 29, 2019, 02:28:17 »
Thanks Dirk. I will give it a try.
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Re: I rolled my pagoda last night...
« Reply #64 on: October 29, 2019, 11:04:34 »
Another trick, if you've made the picture on a mobile phone, is to e-mail the photograph to yourself.

The e-mail package will offer to scale it down for you.

Then you can upload the mailed - and scaled down - photograph.

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Re: I rolled my pagoda last night...
« Reply #65 on: October 29, 2019, 11:52:46 »
I use this software to resize pictures. Easy to use and does bulk processing.   This is for the PC.

http://m.majorgeeks.com/files/details/photo_magician.html
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Re: I rolled my pagoda last night...
« Reply #66 on: October 29, 2019, 15:04:45 »
I tried emailing and texting the pics to myself and for some reason it’s accepting them as is and not giving me the option to resize.  I will try the major geeks software. I tried the “file compression” app but for some reason it can’t find my pictures.
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Re: I rolled my pagoda last night...
« Reply #67 on: October 30, 2019, 10:09:28 »
Hello John
I recommend IrfanView. It's the obvious website, that is, irfanview dot com. Download the free trial version first. Resize is under the "Image..." menu. I have been using it for 20 years, so I paid the guy some money once.
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Re: I rolled my pagoda last night...
« Reply #68 on: October 30, 2019, 10:52:38 »
I've made some changes so the website should accept bigger files now... and then scale them down.
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Re: I rolled my pagoda last night...
« Reply #69 on: October 30, 2019, 19:47:43 »
Let’s see if this goes through now
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Re: I rolled my pagoda last night...
« Reply #70 on: October 30, 2019, 19:48:27 »
it worked Peter Thanks!
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Re: I rolled my pagoda last night...
« Reply #71 on: November 06, 2019, 23:53:47 »
So ordered a new clutch master cylinder and it doesn’t have the bleeder nozzle (assuming that’s is what it is) on the side like the old one.  Anyone know if I will have a problem bleeding the master cylinder without one?
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Re: I rolled my pagoda last night...
« Reply #72 on: November 06, 2019, 23:57:03 »
Ok looks like I should have gone back and taken a better picture of the new one but needless to say it doesn’t have a bleeder nozzle on it. Same with any new one I find online.
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Re: I rolled my pagoda last night...
« Reply #73 on: November 07, 2019, 00:32:15 »
hhmm, I've never used (or noticed) the bleeder on the clutch master cylinder. I've always bled the clutch using the bleeder on the slave cylinder.
I just noticed that the 230sl and 250sl clutch master cylinders advertised by Bud's both have bleeders whereas the one for the 280sl doesn't. Any chance someone in the past fitted a 230/250 master cylinder?

 https://www.budsbenz.com/catalog/230-250-280-sl/h-transmission-clutch

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Re: I rolled my pagoda last night...
« Reply #74 on: November 07, 2019, 02:30:34 »
hhmm, I've never used (or noticed) the bleeder on the clutch master cylinder. I've always bled the clutch using the bleeder on the slave cylinder.
I just noticed that the 230sl and 250sl clutch master cylinders advertised by Bud's both have bleeders whereas the one for the 280sl doesn't. Any chance someone in the past fitted a 230/250 master cylinder?

 https://www.budsbenz.com/catalog/230-250-280-sl/h-transmission-clutch

You are right Charles that mine is probably from 250 seeing that reference, but you also answered my question at the same time. I will bleed the master through the slave valve.

Thanks!
john
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