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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 27th, 01, 12:34 AM Thread Starter
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I have a sbc that I want to remove the piant for repianting
whats the best way ? the engine is already assembled(was when I got it)

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never done this but i would guess... fill all holes with rags? to keep dust and all out , then take a wire wheel to it ? just a guess.

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Here's what I did when I pulled and repainted the engine in my 67:

I put the engine on an engine stand. I had old valve covers and an old timing cover, so I put them on. I stuffed all holes with paper towels, then I put a light coat of engine oil on all external gasket mating surfaces (exhaust flanges, water pump flanges, fuel pump flange). I made a cover for the lifter valley and intake ports out of cardboard and taped it on. I then took a wire brush on a drill to it and went to town. It didn't take too much work to get the paint off. I then sprayed and wiped down the entire engine with brake cleaner several times to remove grease and any paint that wasn't bonded well to the engine block. Then I spray painted it. The paint will stick to the oil on the gasket surfaces instead of the metal and will then cleanly peel off the oiled surfaces.

The paint on my engine was in horrible shape - it was flaking, peeling, etc. and this worked like a charm.....paint still looks good 2 years later, and I drive the car everyday.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 27th, 01, 06:36 AM
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I haven't restored many camaros but I have restored a lot of antique tractors. The way I clean and remove the paint on them is by spraying the engine down with "Easy Off Oven Cleaner". Man this stuff will take it down to the bare metal and is cheap. Paint & Grease just falls off. Spray it off with a high pressure sprayer and your done. Of course plug any holes you don't want to get wet and anything you don't want stripped cover up. This stuff will burn your skin not to mention kill the grass. So cover up.

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USE EXTREM CAUTION WITH THE OVEN CLEANER... IT WILL EAT ALUMINUM !

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