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  • Valve Cover Refinishing

    I'm finally back to doing some work on the Daytona. This economy has sucked as far as tossing money at it. I had the valve covers and upper air deflector powdercoated in semigloss black. I've planned on painting the valve covers with wrinkle black paint. I have all the materials to do this and I'm getting ready to mask some areas off. Here is what they look like now...

    Yeah, a little dusty . I'm going to mask off the oil breather tubes and spark plug tab. I'm thinking I'll need to mask off around the hold-down holes and maybe the mounting flange. Any thoughts? Do you think the flange might be OK if painted? Any other suggestions? This is going to be a bit of a hot rod and not a restoration. The hold down nuts will be chrome acorn nuts.

    Tom - Mulberry, FL

    1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2125.60)

    1964 Studebaker Commander 170-1V, 3-speed w/OD (Cost to Date: $623.67)

    Tom - Bradenton, FL

    1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2514.10)
    1964 Studebaker Commander - 170 1V, 3-Speed w/OD

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    They look good and powder coating should form a durable base. I agree that you should mask off the flange and I would use the blue masking tape that comes off w/o leaving a residue.

    For the hold-down flats why don't you take a washer thats maybe 3/4 diameter and use a nut and bolt to hold it to the flat, spray it and when you remove it you'll have a nice round flat area.

    Good luck, Murray


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