Pontiac V8 parts Cleanup with Evapo Rust Remover

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    I need to buy more Spring water or distilled water for final rinse cleanup.
    Hence the minor flash rust today.
    Have a water softener on my well water.
    Should have seen how bad the Pontiac Oil pan was. Rust since 1971. Cleaned up nice.

    Muncie M21 Clutch input gear is junk. I just want it for a clutch alignment too. They work best and most accurate than the plastic ones they give you in clutch kits.
     
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    They were this bad when I picked them up back in 2003.
    I could only save the cylinder heads.
    Last 455 Pontiac I found in in an Illinois salvage yard. Been long gone since. All Pontiac V8's in private hands now. 455 desired of course.
    From a 1976 Black & Gold 50th Anniversery Pontiac Trans Am.
    Did not call it a Bandit TA because Smokey & Bandit came out in 1977.
    Rare now the 6H heads. Not great for Hp but Needed to restore a 50th Anniversary T/A somewhere. See how they cleanup soon.
    Last year for the 455 Pontiac was 1976.
     
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    It's working cleaning.
    Going to try a trick Richard mentioned a few years back.
    Add Woolite.

    Leaded gas residue present on the 1971 GTO #66 Heads too.
    Survior from early 70s when High Lead gas still present everywhere.
     
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    Jegs Racing has $20, $50, & $100 Rebates now.
    Might take advantage of for more Evapo Rust to buy.
     
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    Just noticed, looks like the same rebates at Summit also.
     
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    Pretty Good results cleaning up my 1971 GTO 455 Top end parts.
    This round of cleanup does not have to be 100 % perfect. Most of the heavy rust is gone.
    The solution has weaked a bit but still cleaning. It has removed alot of rust and grunge so far.
    Saved my Super Rare 1970 RAIV 614 HEADS !

    Yellow on exhaust valves is old Tetra Ethel Lead. Evapo Rust Remover turns it Yellow.
     
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    If any of you guys have glass beaded what has been cleaned so far would have taken 4-5 days non stop ! Results not so good either.
     
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    Man that's just impressive!
     
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    My New 4.0 Cubic Feet Lidded Louis container came in today.
    $37 from ebay.
    Just the right size to clean my Pontiac 455 Blocks.
    287 ci -455 ci Pontiac V8 blocks and engines complete have the same overall dimensions.
    Should be large enough to clean a BBC Block too.
    31 gallon liquid capacity the 4.0 Cubic Feet container.
     
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    A check on the 1976 Pontiac Trans Am 455 6H cylinder heads.
    Amazing Cleanup so far about 24 hours later.
    Not Junk after all.
    I actually threw these heads out back in 2004.
    2 weeks later got them out of the scrap steel.
    Figured someday there has to be a good way to clean them up.
    Evapo Rust Remover !

    The exhaust valves have the Factory Sheen shine back.
    All I did was gently scrub with a Snap On Solvent brush I have.

    Back in the Soup for another 24 hours.
    Should be done Wednesday Tomorrow Night.

    All the Valves open & close with authority also.
    I tapped all valvestem tips with a Brass headed hammer I have.
    Evapo Rust remover penetrated & removed the crud rust in the guides.

    Just Awesome !
     
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    I ordered bought Three 5-gallon containers Of More Evapo Rust Remover this morning.
    I used Jegs Racing. They had the best price at $82.99 each.
    FREE shipping.

    Should be enough for all cleanup work I have planned this year.
    Use the 15 gallons to clean up my Pontiac 455 blocks.
    It's $200 -500 local here to Hot tank or Jet wash blocks and engine parts.
    So doing cleanup work myself saves money. And I do a better job.

    Keep using the present Evapo Rust Remover till it quits working
     
  20. Unforgiven

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    It' $40 to bake and shot blast a block over here.
     

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