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Old 09-16-2013, 12:24 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by Sine Qua Non View Post
What was your "elbow grease" to clean it up? Engine bay does look really good now.
Carb cleaner on the carbs and linkages. GUNK engine degreaser and water on the rest.

BTW, the original color of the car was Pacific Blue, and you can see that they never did paint the engine bay during the original build. There are many areas where the subsequent paint jobs are peeling and the original blue is holding up. I was told that the "second" owner stripped to metal before painting the translucent red lacquer, but the evidence isn't bearing that out.

I'm waiting to see some color photos to confirm, but my hunch is that they oversprayed in silver, masking off the original blue for the racing stripes that appear black in the B&W photos.
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