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Re: Toybrota's 22R build
« Reply #60 on: Oct 23, 2017, 06:49:30 PM »
I masked everything EXCEPT both the water pipe ports on the side of the block... Is there a way to remove this paint or is it fine? ...

For the port hole...

I would NOT use a blade, scraper, or sandpaper to remove it.... don't want any of that getting into the coolant passages.

I would use lacquer thinner or MEK to soften and liquefy that paint and use a piece of cloth (t-shirt or shop rag) wrapped around the tip of phillips screwdriver, carefully pulling it out.

Before I'd run a tap through threads, I'd make sure they bottom out and NOT go through into the coolant passages.

Geezz.. great paint job... I wish I done that to my block.  That will probably last the life of your engine and withstand all the degreaser and carwash spray cleaning you can put it through.


1986 XtraCab SR5 22RE 5speed W56B, ~26,000 MI after break-in, DIM (Did It Myself) rebuilt engine - .020" over, engnbldr RV head, OS valves, 261C cam, DT Header.


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