I can't believe that the Gathering is less than 2 weeks away. There is a lot left on my punch-list. I've started way too many projects at once on the car, and my other life, that it won't be all done by then. Hopefully, Ill have the car running again before the end of the holiday weekend. The car has not run since last fall when the weather got bad. I've got a Locost Jones!
I ordered the Red Kote and received it post haste. The coating process could not have gone better. I pre-coated the baffles, their welds and most of the welded seams with a brush before welding the top sheet in place. Then I welded the filler tube in place. To coat the interior, I poured the qt can of Red Kote into the tank and slowly rotated the tank into all of it's various positions. The Red Kote has the consistency of between Maple syrup and molasses. It takes time to flow onto each surface. I waited 15-30 seconds in each face of the tank. Then, I set up the tank to drain the excess. To prevent cloging the baffle chamfers, I drained it out the top vent bung. Nothing really came out at first. I thought nothing was going to come out. But by the next morning when I went to check it, about 25% of the Red Kote had drained back into the original can. It just takes time! The can was then capped and it is good for future use. It is a solvent based product so future setup (like POR) will not occur.
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I finally got around to re-making the muffler hanger. It now will be virtually impossible to come off unless something breaks.
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A few more items to handle yet today and the tank and hanger go back on the car tomorrow. I'll be ready to start her up for the first time this year.
Did I mention that it is supposed to be in the high 90's and humid tomorrow?
More to follow!