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I have been working on a motor swap between my two V's and a 730 build on the motor out of my orange V that will end up being installed in my green V. I decided to paint it while it was out.

First, I'll say that I bought WAY too much paint but it was only $2/can at the local surplus store.

I cleaned the motor with a wire brush on a Dremel, wiped it down with brake cleaner and then painted it with Duplicolor Engine Enamel. One good coat each of primer, Aluminum color paint, and Clear.


Before (I realize it is the other side of the motor but this photo is all I had)




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As you can see in the pictures, I haven't even changed out the oil filter or the spark plugs yet so they have paint on them. I have a polished stator cover for it but I don't run it in the winter. I don't want to get the road salt on when when I am trailering the quad.


I am hoping that the paint will make it easier to clean the motor when this happens. :lol:

 

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wow looks great! now you can do mine :p
 

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Looks nice, hope it is eazy to clean like you hopedB)
 

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Thanks! It really wasn't hard considering the other work I have been doing on these things lately.
 

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When you are done with W Pinkerton's I will send you mine..:D
 

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Looks great.

Is that a BLOWER or SUPER CHARGER sitting on the shelf next to the motor (2nd pic)? If so, you should have installed that in your quad!!!
 

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That looks great. What's the trick to putting it back in the frame without scratching it all up?
 

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Looks great.

Is that a BLOWER or SUPER CHARGER sitting on the shelf next to the motor (2nd pic)? If so, you should have installed that in your quad!!!
Looks like a Tunnel Ram with dual 4 barrel Holleys and a Mr. Gasket scoop on it. :D
 

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Yep, it looks great.
 

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Im going to paint my engine flat black whbile i have it apart, do you think the paint will chip and flake around the bolts if you ever take any of them out, that was my concern with painting with the engine together, also does that paint cure well without heat? some engine paint that I have used in the past will almost rub off till its been heated up to cure.
 

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looks good , let us know how it cleans up after a mud bath ...
 

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If my motor looked like that,i would be scared to drive it anywere and get it dirty:(looks dam good!!!!
 

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DAMN That looks great i hope i can get mine to look that good.....
 

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are you mobile :D

turned out fricken sweet B)
 

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That looks great. What's the trick to putting it back in the frame without scratching it all up?
Don't really know yet. As you can see, it is still sitting on the bench. :lol: I may have an answer for you after tomorrow night.

Is that a BLOWER or SUPER CHARGER sitting on the shelf next to the motor (2nd pic)? If so, you should have installed that in your quad!!!
Looks like a Tunnel Ram with dual 4 barrel Holleys and a Mr. Gasket scoop on it. :D
Yeah, I think RPM has it right but I couldn't tell you for sure. I am working on it in a friend's heated garage workshop and that is from the motor in his dad's jet boat.

Im going to paint my engine flat black whbile i have it apart, do you think the paint will chip and flake around the bolts if you ever take any of them out, that was my concern with painting with the engine together, also does that paint cure well without heat? some engine paint that I have used in the past will almost rub off till its been heated up to cure.
I think you may have used high heat (1200*) paint or something. That stuff usually needs heat to cure. This seems just like regular paint just that it can take 500* temps.

are you mobile :D

turned out fricken sweet B)
:lol: ANYTHING can be done for the right price!!! :D




Thanks for all of the positive feedback guys! I really appreciate it.
 

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Looks Nice!!!
Yes it will clean much easier now that it is painted... I have done several engines like that and the paint seems to hold up really well... Even after pit racing mine in texas with their red clay , my engine cleaned good as new... Just spray a little degreaser on it and rinse off and it will pull the mud film right off with no staining...

As long as you let the engine dry and cure for a good 24hrs before putting it back in the frame you shouldn't have any trouble with scratching it..
 
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