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  1. Sad to see. Would be nice to see that one back on the road just the way it is. I bet it would clean up nicely.
  2. Gary, I'm using a Capspray 9100 system I bought a while ago for my wrought iron business when I was painting doors, gates, and fencing. They work great.
  3. I sprayed the hood again with a nice wet coat of primer yesterday and it came out nice. I will just need to hit it with 600 grit when I'm ready for paint. I just have to flip it over and do the final sand on the underside this week and hopefully painting it this weekend. I need to order some insulation for the underside. Can't wait to get it done so I can move on to the next phase.
  4. That sucks. My frame had dirt in it to, but not that much. I used compressed air and a blow nozzle and blew from the front of the frame rails to the rear. It blew out the back rail opening. I would try that and hit the rails with a dead blow mallet to loosen it up. Put the nozzle in the holes as you move along blowing it. Maybe this will help.
  5. Dang, too bad. You could've been here to spray the color coat and clear since you did such a good job on yours. I guess maybe next time.
  6. Thanks James. I attached a link that talks about CFM ratings of air compressors. Maybe that can help you out too. The air tools that I've been mainly using are an angle die grinder, DA sander, and an in line sander. They use a good amount of air and if the compressor is too small then it will run constantly and you won't get much time to use the tool. All you can do is look into it. I'm no master painter or body man, I just get tips from my brother that has painted a lot of his own cars and has done great work. It's really not all that bad to do, it's just time consuming to get everything flat, straight, and smooth. The more work you put into it the better the product will come out. I get painting tips from my paint supplier guy. He helps me out on what products to use, how to use them and what type of finish I will get. I use a HVLP gun with it's own compressor to paint . That way I don't have to worry about air pressures and spray patterns. I just have to adjust the amount of paint coming out of the gun. I bet you could learn how to do it easy enough and the information is out there. I decided to panel paint my car since I don't have a big area to leave it and work on it from time to time. I figured that if I break it down by panels then I can work a piece at a time without too much space being taken up in the shop. Hope this helped you out. https://aircompressorsusa.com/how-much-cfm-do-i-need/#main I did manage to get the hood finished up with sanding and fixing the flaws. It's now ready for another coat of primer and if should be ready for a final sand and paint.
  7. I finished up sanding and working the flaws on the hood yesterday afternoon since there has been a break in the rain. Today I took some time to put down a heavy coat of primer. I will start sanding on it later this week and see how everything looks. If I'm happy with it then I will lay down another thinner seal coat and then I will be ready to flip. Then the final sand the bottom with some 600 then color and clear. Starting to make some headway.
  8. It's a big engine, if the oil pressure is low it's going to make lots of friction and make lots of heat. You have combustion heat and friction heat and that will heat the coolant quickly. The engine takes lots of oil so you would assume that the pressure needs to be higher to push all that oil through out the engine. Like trying to fight a forest fire with a garden hose. Just my opinion. I know all of us would like to see you get it straightened out.
  9. Is there a Habitat for Humanity store in your area? They may take them.
  10. You should look pretty cool driving the Olds while wearing your Viking helmet and drinking the beer. Job well done.
  11. Matt, Don't let it beat you up. I know it's easy for us to say that and we didn't put all the money and time that you have put into it. You have had your hands all over that engine and the two things that are giving you trouble are the two things that weren't rebuilt. I know it's hard to walk away from something that is not working as you expected after you put your heart and soul into it and it should just work. Take a step back and have a breather for a minute and go back to it later. It will still be there and getting mad and destroying it doesn't solve anything, but throwing away your hard earned money and time. Your close, don't give up. Were all rooting for you Matt.
  12. Thanks Steve. Never really thought of it. My main thing is to get it done and on the road. I may have to ponder something that could be a useful guide or restoration tips booklet kind of thing.
  13. Got the hood flipped over today. Started to sand on it. Other than a few small nicks to fill and surface rust it's not to bad. I got half of it done and treated the metal with some OSPHO. I will go over it again with the DA one more time and on to the other side. Should go pretty fast. We're expecting a bunch of rain this weekend so I will have to spray primer next week.
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