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in depth in the Haynes manual etc. I used a starting handle to turn the engine.


THE INLET MANIFOLD STARTED LIFE LOOKING LIKE THIS:


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While all this work was going on I had also been cleaning, refurbishing, polishing and painting other items. The inlet manifold and rocker cover were rough cast items with heavy pitting in their surfaces. I started by using 80 grit sandpaper and sanding the whole surface down, then followed that with 120 and 240 grades. I removed all the scratches made by the previous grade with each new grade. Now it is possible to achieve a mirror finish by simply working up through grades until you get to 2500 grade paper however that would take forever on large items like this so instead once I had a reasonably pit free surface I switched to using a set of polishing wheels on a drill. I used three different wheels with three different compounds.


! AFTER ABOUT 8 HOURS WORK IT LOOKED LIKE THIS:


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