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Old 11-06-2007, 08:35 PM   #1
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i want to polish some of them engine parts, when i change my head gaskets. like the Supercharger, the alternator, and anything else that can be done,ok, are you ready what is the best way to polish, i was was told to start with some 80 grit sand paper and just move your way on up till you hit 1200 then wet sand with 1200 is this the proper way to wet sand


BTW if you know anything else i could polish on my engine please let me know
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So you know, polishing the SC will hamper it'* ability to shed heat a bit. The paint is there for good thermal transfer. It'* been polished for looks though. To each his own.

The alternator could be painted. If you get the aluminum valve covers off a 3800 F-body, you could polish those. Do something with the engine cover, paint, vent, etc. A nice aluminum intake pipe with a shield around the filter.

Why are you changing the head gaskets?
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take a look at my other thread http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=88587

look at the video, im just doing the stuff that i need for my car. would the valve cover from a 3800 Fbody fit on to my series 1
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I don't see anything in the other thread about head gaskets.

The aluminum covers will fit perfectly.
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oppppps i meant intake gaskets
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If you get the aluminum valve covers off a 3800 F-body, you could polish those.
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If you get the aluminum valve covers off a 3800 F-body, you could polish those.
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E-bay set
I want those damn they look good
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i want them NOW!!!!!!!!!! ! ! !
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Corey, check your PMs.
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Those do look really good, that would be a nice touch, any info were to find these,
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