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Unread 11-15-2012, 08:57 AM   #16
CBFintheODD
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LOL that is EXACTLY what I was planning on doing!! I am going to bide my time until my wife/toddler pack up and go visit the in-laws for a weekend and bake. I was just worried the fumes would make the house smell like my garage.

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CB,

The fumes aren't bad at all. I patiently and cleverly waited until my wife left to run errands. By the time she was back, I was done, and the aroma was gone. She never even asked about it.

Good luck,

Matt


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Unread 11-15-2012, 09:02 AM   #17
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Walker,

You guys are inspiring me to make things pretty! Looks good to me!

I definitely have plans to do dress up one day but I am in the phase of must-haves right now.

Thanks for the pics, the red intake looks nice.

Chris

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I got a new exhaust manifold and did what Matt suggested - prepped with phosphetch (for only 15 minutes using a 1:4 dilution with water), let it dry, then painted with black exhaust paint which is basically the color of your propane grill. I also did my intake manifold at the same time using a red VHT paint after phosphoetch. I just cured them on the engine according to instructions - run it for 10min, shut off for 30min; run for 20min, shut off for 30min; run for 30min, and you're done. Both are holding up well, the exhaust better than the intake (I think I just couldn't get the intake clean enough before etching).

I had a pair of left over headers after putting the new manifold in, so I did the same to them and sold them to cover some costs.







Not nearly as pretty as Matt's engine bay, but neither is the rest of my Jeep
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Unread 11-15-2012, 09:28 AM   #18
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Just a little tip - do it now while you're in there. The paint isn't that much money, neither is the phospho-etch. $50 total. Make room for it, it really sucks to have to do all of the manifold work over again for the sake of painting. I've had to remove and reinstall my manifolds three times since I've owned the Jeep, and I rate it up there with a transmission swap. Great to learn how to do, but damn if I want to do it more than once in a year. At least with the 258, those things just don't mate up well with the block without some encouragement and a lot of beer and swearing.
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Unread 11-15-2012, 09:54 AM   #19
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I did the manifolds in the oven thing when many years ago when I was in High school and mom was out of the house Mine stunk up the whole house and I thought she was going to beat the tar out of me.
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Unread 11-15-2012, 10:14 AM   #20
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Thanks for the tip and definitely agree. Since I bought new ones, I am going to etch and paint way before I get the the R&R part. I am still fretting about how much of a pain the R&R is going to be with the boogered up bolts near the firewall. Like everything else, I will get it done one way or the other though

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Just a little tip - do it now while you're in there. The paint isn't that much money, neither is the phospho-etch. $50 total. Make room for it, it really sucks to have to do all of the manifold work over again for the sake of painting. I've had to remove and reinstall my manifolds three times since I've owned the Jeep, and I rate it up there with a transmission swap. Great to learn how to do, but damn if I want to do it more than once in a year. At least with the 258, those things just don't mate up well with the block without some encouragement and a lot of beer and swearing.
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