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Old 04-17-2012, 09:02 PM   #17
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Default Re: Project Karma

Only had a couple hours worth of daylight after work today but was still able to button up a couple things. I had the powder coater blast my exhaust manifolds after I had them trued at a machine shop. I mentioned to him that I was going to coat them with some vht exhaust manifold paint. He recommended using a propane torch to "cook" out all the water. It was amazing to see how much water was trapped in the metal. I was also amazed to see how fast they started to rust after being blasted.

In this picture you can see where the water is being cooked out.

Here's what they looked like after removing all the moisture.

And after removing all the surface rust.

Final paint count was 3 coats vht flat black and 3 coats vht clear. Included pic of the heat stove as well.

I was also able to get the new Holley 80457s carb installed. I chose this model after reading glowing reviews by mayben about how it runs 'almost perfect' right out of the box. I do have some concerns though as the fuel inlet seems to be awfully close to the water neck.

Here are some shots of the carb installed on the manifold.

In these photos you can see how close the inlet is to the water neck. It is only the width of a bic pen away.

I am assuming I can just rotate the inlet up and out of the way of the neck.
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'72 Scout II, 304 (Sold) Want it back though 170 DXD if anybody sees it around the Bay Area

'79 Scout II, 345, Work in progress

Build Thread: http://www.ihpartsamerica.com/forums...ect-karma.html

'72 Scout II, no engine/trans, new from Scooter

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