Here is a posting about me cleaning and painting my 360, getting it ready to swap in my J10.
Even though I have several closely related questions, I thought it best to start a new posting.
Late last night, I went out to check on my engine (maybe to gloat a little) and I noticed I where I got careless and have a few runs in the paint.
What is recommended to remove these runs?
My first thoughts are to use some steel wool, sand the area smooth and repaint.
Next, I was checking out at how well the engine was looking and then I glanced over at my next task: the Accessories.
I will be wasting my time to get the engine to look so good and then cover it up with all the nasty accessories.
The alternator, and power steering pump brackets will be easy to clean up and paint.
I am guessing the A/C compressor bracket should also be as easy as the other brackets.
The power steering pump will stay on the truck. (connected to the power steering gearbox)
It looks to be black...so maybe I will clean it some and spray some black paint on it.
The alternator looks to be natural aluminum.
With it loose on my workbench, I will take some orange degreaser on a scotchbright style pad and just clean it up.
Items that I dunno what do with
Not for sure what I am to do with the A/C Compressor.
It's really grimy and dirty.
It will be loose on my workbench as well.
The pulleys seems to be black..I might hit them up with a coat of black paint.
..or should I paint them AMC blue? or that rattle can chrome paint?
The Distributor housing is heavily oxidized and dirty.
What color should I paint this? AMC blue? Black? Leave natural aluminum?
The fan looks to be okay...I think I will clean it...maybe a real light coat of black (..or AMC Blue?)
..but the fan clutch is a heavily oxidized and dirty.