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And started painting the body so it wouldn't continue to rust, mainly as an experiment on which color to paint it. I guess my initial thought of painting it black was a good call.
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Then I thought since I'm gonna be rebuilding the engine and engine compartment, why not painting the engine, its parts and also the engine bay to give it a new look? I decided to use Rustoleum High Heat automotive paint cuz I've heard good thinks about it. I decided to go with gloss black for the engine and rocker cover, aluminium for the head (was thinking about polishing it to shine but I don't know if it can be done), and orange for the engine bay that way it would contrast the black from the engine and the body. Also some parts will be painted black, aluminium or orange trying to make the colors flow together. What do you think? I like painting so I'm thrilled to do it but also wanna heard your thoughts cuz I already started.

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The VHT Wrinkle Plus (Endura SP201) is a fine finish coat. I like it because it isn't the shiny, gloss black look.

It really makes the valve cover look sharp.

Personal preference of course.
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The VHT Wrinkle Plus (Endura SP201) is a fine finish coat. I like it because it isn't the shiny, gloss black look.

It really makes the valve cover look sharp.

Personal preference of course.
I'll see if I can get that here in Peru, so far I've only seen rustoleum and ABRO but that last one just ins't good enough.
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hang on - what happened to the red sow replica?! The car is not red, and still has bumpers on, so now when you take the bumpers off it will be obvious what was painted and what wasn't! Change of vision for the build?
Do you know why your uncle had the head pulled off the car and the crank out to start with? Hope there is not a major problem with the engine as things get expensive pretty quickly with MB engine rebuilds.
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I had the head cheked and everything seems fine. The problem I found is a torn diaphragm on the Stromberg 175CD carburetor, that's what made the car stop. I do want to make that replica but right now I don't have the means to make it. For now I will just bring it back to life and then I will start that racing build. The black paint it's just a cheap Rustoleum spray paint that will be temporary. Painting the inside of the engine bay will make it cleaner and I will also use the Rustoleum spray cans. Oh and I found it still has the original wheel wrench and jack.

Can someone give me advice on how to service the breaks? I think the seals are cracked. They are ATE disc breaks front and rear.
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Continuing with my story, I painted some parts to give it a new look. found a chrome polisher that I thought would do great on the trims of the car but actually didn't really help much just took a bit of the dirt off. And I took off the headlights and ended up breaking a bolt before realizing that I should take the bottom bolt first :/, lesson learnt. I cleaned the oil pan and try to remove the plug but some asshole had filled the threads with silicone and it was stuck. Tried to remove it but it was pointless, in conclusion the plug has to be replaced. Drilled out and replaced. I hate that they put silicone on everything when they can't find a way to fix it... at least here in Perú.

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Do not worry about the drain pan bolt. If you want to change oil, get a Top Sider oil removal device. You should find one at a boating store. The device will suck the oil out the dip stick tube and get far more out than the messy pan drain would. IT is much cleaner and there is no need to get under the car, other than to remove the oil filter housing.

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Do not worry about the drain pan bolt. If you want to change oil, get a Top Sider oil removal device. You should find one at a boating store. The device will suck the oil out the dip stick tube and get far more out than the messy pan drain would. IT is much cleaner and there is no need to get under the car, other than to remove the oil filter housing.
that's a good alternative, thanks! But I still dislike the look of that rounded plug... I have some sort of pump to remove the oil but still I think I should fix that. If it isn't that expensive I will.
Oh and the parts aren't silver painted, that's aluminium color. The old aluminium was stained so I decided to paint it.
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