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1965 Kohler 6.5R22 to be Placed into Service

Motorhead

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Age
67
Last Subscription Date
07/09/2019
Keith, It often takes a "Heat Cure" such as running the engine up to temp a few times to solvent proof a lot of paints. Were either of the rattle cans you used sold as "Engine heat paint?"
 

Zephyr7

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If you’re not planning on doing a full-on JohnnyC pro paint job with the fancy automotive paints, try PPG breakthrough. It’s made to adhere to stuff and it’s pretty tough when it dries. I’m not sure how well it would hold up to gasoline, but the PPG people could probably tell you.

Powder coat is also an option if you have the equipment. That stuff is very durable.

Bill
 

I like oldstuff

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Last Subscription Date
11/09/2015
I agree with motorhead. Most of this cheap 'fish oil' paint has to be slowly elevated in temperature to outgas those volitiles. A pain in the ass but slowly raising the temp to ~250F over several hours usually hardens it up nicely.
 

Vanman

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Last Subscription Date
06/10/2020
I could put the test piece in the oven for a while, then try the gasoline test again. It's just an oil filter.

But there are parts on the set that will never really get warm, much less 250*. Some of those parts would be too big for my oven too!

I think I'll look into sourcing better paint and see where that leads...
 

Vanman

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Last Subscription Date
06/10/2020
This project has been idle for a while now, but is still planned to be completed. Life- and an Onan- have temporarily gotten in the way. The Onan is in great shape and will be finished soon- low hanging fruit. ;)

Meanwhile, some Kohler gaseous fuel parts have graciously been donated by @George Andreasen to the project. The gas regulator will need to be rebuilt, but will be a great start. Will be my first experience with a gaseous fueled engine. I have in turn made a modest donation to The ‘Stak, and have renewed my subscription around one month early. A great bunch of guys here. Thanks so much! :salute:

Keith

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