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What is the correct paint or finish for a saginaw 4 speed tranny in a 67.
 

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Clean ALL the crap off it..then use citic acid...a heaped teaspoon in 1/2 cup of warm water...brush on, and keep wet for a couple hrs and wash off
Brings old carbs up nice to.
 

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Thanks guys.
tonycamaro-That would be if it was a muncie.
saginaws are cast iron I think.
Steptoe- good advice for cleaning but I need to know if I should paint it or not.
If it is cast it will rust quickly.
Want to know what the general did.
 

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Somebody must have a original saginaw and know the colour!! Pleeeeze
 

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Thanks 98blackburb
It helps but not sure if it is in it's installed state or just unpainted after rebuilding. I hope someone will chime in and know:hurray: . I would have thought it would be an easy question:yes: but it's funny how the easy ones are the most frustrating ones to get answers to:( . If I wanted to know the gear ratio and tire dia of a 396 going backwards down the strip @ 12sec then ten people would chime in and the post would go on for days.:D I'll keep asked and hope for the best::thumbsup:
 

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evey saginaw i ever saw and i've seen quite a few were not painted at all. just natural and rusty.....you could clean it up and clear it with a flat clear or hit it with a little cast blast. i would not leave it natural for sure!
 

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Thanks guys. I knew you'd come thru. Beers on me:beers:
 

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I'd say try something like Boeshield.
Painted looks like painted, not raw iron......
What is that and can you use that on a steering box? I read they were natural and some people say a blueish-gray paint was used (of course they sell it). Mine has just been cleaned and I'd like it to stay that way for a while if possible.
 
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