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all I can say is WOW
good job dude
What he said.

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HOLY CRAP MAN!!!!! That Looks SIIIICCCKKKK

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Very outstanding engine bay restore,
Sorry for not responding, (didn't subscribe to thread)
Engine heat turned the graphite spray "white-ish"
So how did you do the exhaust manifolds?

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Looks like a lot of work, but well worth it. Very nice. I'm going out to the garage
right now and get some cleaner and a rag.
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Thanks, guy's

It was a lot of work but in my opinion well worth it. When I started this I though maybe the worst case would be between $500 and $1k, but as I got into it things kind of escalated, but I felt committed since I was already there. Man those costs add up! Just the ECU wiring harness, Positive cable, injector rebuild and alternator rebuild exceeded 2k. I will keep the rest to myself.

bostosh, Exhaust manifolds were easy once out. All I did was take it to a local company that does ceramic coating. They sand blasted inside and out and coated both. Price wasn't too bad. If I remember right, only about $400. I had the Manifolds removed by my indie when they did the timing chain and misc. cam items, and then they did the replacement.

Here is what they looked like when complete (uninstalled). There are only a few colors available and I only wish I would have gone to their dark gray finish instead of the polished aluminum look.

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I am also having the original alternator rebuilt and refinished plus the engine bay is getting a new OEM EFI electrical harness and OEM belts.
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To heck with suggestions - where are you getting the harness?? If I can't find a new one, I'd make one - anything you woud suggest would be hepful!!
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Grubeguy, see post #7

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