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    One thing leads to another---
    Got the 38 down to have exhaust leak resolved and it turned out to be a warped manifold - having it resurfaced. Now that it is off and finished seems to be the time to have it powder coated & paint the engine.
    What was the correct color for the engine in 1938?
    Powder Coat Manifold or paint with POR-15 High Temp Manifold Gray?
    Wiring needs work - Source for Wiring?

    Appreciate your input and experiences

  • #2
    quote:Originally posted by Cowtown Commander

    One thing leads to another---
    Got the 38 down to have exhaust leak resolved and it turned out to be a warped manifold - having it resurfaced. Now that it is off and finished seems to be the time to have it powder coated & paint the engine.
    What was the correct color for the engine in 1938?
    Powder Coat Manifold or paint with POR-15 High Temp Manifold Gray?
    Wiring needs work - Source for Wiring?

    Appreciate your input and experiences
    Studebakers West is a great source for wiring.


    Chip
    '63 Cruiser
    '57 Packard wagon
    '61 Lark Regal 4 Dr Wagon
    Chip
    '63 Cruiser
    '57 Packard wagon
    '61 Lark Regal 4 dr wagon
    '50 Commander 4 dr sedan

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    • #3
      Haven't had luck with the POR for the high temp stuff...15 or 20. Still turns color and/or flakes; intake (center ports) and exhaust. Used all of their prep stuff, too. I'm trying porcelain this time. We'll see.

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      • #4
        Ditto recommendation on Studebakers West for harnesses but,
        if you are going for authenticity, they don't have the lacquered braided wire available.

        For that, you will need to visit:
        http://www.ynzyesterdaysparts.com/
        or
        http://www.riwire.com/
        or
        http://www.narragansettreproductions.com/
        "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

        Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
        Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
        '33 Rockne 10,
        '51 Commander Starlight,
        '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée",
        '56 Sky Hawk

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        • #5
          quote:Originally posted by rockne10

          Ditto recommendation on Studebakers West for harnesses but,
          if you are going for authenticity, they don't have the lacquered braided wire available.

          For that, you will need to visit:
          http://www.ynzyesterdaysparts.com/
          or
          http://www.riwire.com/
          or
          http://www.narragansettreproductions.com/
          I never thought about the authenticity part. I would also recommend YnZ. They did the harness for my '54 coupe. Excellent work, but not cheap.



          Chip
          '63 Cruiser
          '57 Packard wagon
          '61 Lark Regal 4 Dr Wagon
          Chip
          '63 Cruiser
          '57 Packard wagon
          '61 Lark Regal 4 dr wagon
          '50 Commander 4 dr sedan

          Comment

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