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Old 05-26-2020, 05:41 PM
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Default Intake swap and SharkHide aluminum protectant.

Now that my car is out of the body shop. I am detailing it up a bit under the hood with some engine paint. I have to pull the intake off (ProComp RPM clone) to get at the valley pan which has some rust from a thermostat housing leak. The stock bolts were too long and bottoming out before clamping the water neck tightly. I am also replacing the headers with new ones of the same make that seem to have a much better coating than the old ones.

Since the intake is coming off, I can reinstall the ProComp (car seems to run just fine with compared to the old Street Dominator I had before it) but also also have a nice square bore Torker II I could thrown, Do you think I'd like the Torker II as well as the ProComp intake for the street? The carburetor and car are much more responsive off idle and midrange than with the old Street Dominator I was running. Would I even notice the difference between the Torker II and the ProComp when I put my foot in it?

I picked up a QuickFuel Slayer to try on it and intend to coat the carb it with Sharkhide Aluminum Protectant to try and keep the polished appearance. Curious if anyone has tried it on the polished carbs?

I am told 2K clearcoat turns yellow from heat and is also affected by gasoline fumes. My old polished Holley Street Avenger discolored immediately and looked like a junkyard carburetor in about 2 months. I have taken it off and polished it with a Dremel with no success. It literally oxidizes overnight in the summer humidity.

Triple Black 1971 GTO. 455 + .040", Block zero decked and align honed. SD Forged rods, forged SpeedPro pistons, crankshaft oil holes chamfered, polished and balanced. 6x-8 heads with 1.77" exhaust valves, bowls blended, port matched and smoothed. Crane 284281 (234/242 @ .050 duration w. .488/.505 lift), Crane Hi-Intensity lifters, Crane 99838 springs & retainers. ProComp RPM clone w. 750 Quick Fuel Slayer, FlowTech headers, TH400 w. Hughes GM25 convertor, 3.55 BOP 10 bolt.