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Re: Engine compartment

To: "Parker, Richard" <>,
Subject: Re: Engine compartment
From: Bob Shaw <>
Date: Sun, 8 Apr 2001 07:36:38 -0500
At 11:55 AM -0700 4/6/01, Parker, Richard wrote:
>Looking for some advice, List:
>I have the engine out of my '62 MGA Mk II for a rebuild and want to spruce
>up the engine compartment before putting it back.  I've chiseled thirty-nine
>years of grease and dirt from the nooks and crannies, then squirted it down
>with degreaser and hit it with a pressure washer.  It's now pretty clean,
>with bare metal showing here and there where the original (I think) black
>paint is gone.  I'm getting a little bit of thin, surface rusting, but I
>expected that would happen.
>I'm trying to decide what to do next.  I figured I'd  wipe it all down with
>steel wool and either carb cleaner or lacquer thinner, then pain with a flat
>black Rustoleum paint.  Does that sound like it'll do the job?  Anything I
>might do that would either look better or last longer?
>TIA  --Richard
>Richard Parker
>Department of Philosophy
>California State University
>Chico, California

You could do it that way, but when it came from the factory only the 
frame was black.  All else was painted body color.  But it is your 
car. Do it the way you want to.
Bob Shaw
Check out Shaw's Garage at
My British Car is NOT leaky - it's merely marking its territory.

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