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Old 03-04-2013, 11:36 AM   #53
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Re: "The Bucket" project diary

The old motor had some cheesy headers that were in pretty bad shape. A few years ago I bought a pair of the Dorman 2.5" ram horn manifolds after reading a thread about them on this site. But I got confused, imagine that, & bought 2 of the side with the bracket on it. Nothing that can't be cut off though, so no big deal. Only thing about the manifolds is they get to looking pretty bad after a while when the cast starts to rust. This is "just a mud truck" (as we laugh & say when something gets scratched or isn't just perfect on this project) but I still want my junk to be presentable when open the hood. Didn't want to go to the expense of getting them jet hot coated. Did this on our Chevelle headers & it's all good, but doesn't seem to hold up on the truck stuff that gets used alot & water/mud splashed on occassionally.
My husband read an article the other day about a guy who "seasoned" his manifolds just like you do a cast iron skillet. We did the same & they came out great!
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'72 C to K20 "Cannibalizer"
'85 K30 "Big Nassy"
'72 Blazer "The Bucket"
'55 Chevy straight axle gasser
'01 2500 wagon
'06 3500 Duramax ...tow truck
'06 Silverado SS...DD
'07 Classic 1500...DD
Built & sold cause can't keep 'em all:
'69 Pro Street Chevelle
'86 M1031 CUCV
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