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Old 08-26-2011
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No chrome dude, only aluminum or stainless for intake and coolant pipes, as spec-ed by the Detroit Diesel Series-60 Installation Manual. It's on WOG somewhere; I'll see if I can find it. In short it says nothing plated, painted, or powder coated. Allowable materials: steel, stainless steel, aluminum, fiberglass or composite. I'm not making this up! LOL
I dont want to buy new piping. I am thinking about having all those ISX pipes chromed before Mike installs it all. Mike says they are all Steel. I dont think it's stainless since they are all painted Silver right now.
I would imagine there is somewhere I could send them to have them sand blasted and Chrome plated?
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David, there is some dirty on the lower left side, now clean it up, right now!!

Stephen, do you have that real tight radius 6" elbow, used on the 88 vintage, going into the muffler. And do you have the muffler?
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David, I have written articles for several racing publications over the years on safety wire. If you get the bolts, I will twist the wire for you. When I was in the racing motorcycle business, we wired our Pro Stock dragbike. It was a great way to shorten the turnaround time between rounds since nothing had to be checked for tightness. You normally got an hour between rounds but if the weather was threatening you were up against the wall for sure. If you weren't tightening everything you could dedicate more time to more important things or sit in the folding chair watching your competition thrash-getting in their head.

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Jon, I'll get right on it! LOL

Rick, There a few areas that would be great to have some safety wire. I'd love to read you articles. I'm sure safety wire tying, when properly done, is quite an art.
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Ceramic Coating???
That would be my choice in the engine compartment.
Keep the cool air in and the hot air out
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The articles are out in the shop somewhere. I run across them every so often so will keep an eye out for them now. Also have a drawer full of various fixtures to hold the hard fasteners on the milling machine when drilling them. And a stack of 1/16th drill bits and super small center drills to chamfer the holes. A broken drill bit can ruin your day. Rick in Ohio
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Kurt,

Both of my street rods have ceramic coated manifolds into stainless. Never worrying about them discoloring like my chrome ones did.

One I used silver/polished ceramic the other is more like old grey cast iron (not rusted).
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Hi Paul,

If I could, I would Ceramic coat all the pipes, tubes, manifolds, and turbo in the Bird, then I would get Firwin Co or ATA to make removable thermal blankets for the whole shooting match. I like the thermal wrap I used, but it is not attractive, in fact it down right ugly, but it works to keep the heat inside the exhaust. The next time I have the intake pipes apart I'll wrap them to. To keep from heating the air before or after the CAC. The stuffs cheap enough that you could do the air filter as well.

I'd love to ceramic coat the pipes in my wifes supercharged Mustang GT, but everytime I get near it she tells me it's her car don't mess with it
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