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Old 12-23-2016, 09:54 PM
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I had some walnut shells under the blasting cabinet and that took most of the oxidation off. I might try the wire brush to smooth it out a little more...and I like the powder coating idea.

What have you guys done to refinish the bell housing?

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Old 12-24-2016, 10:35 AM
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Since the bell housings were not coated originally, I use a paint that looks like fresh cast iron. 'Cast Blast' is one name I can recall, or you can put a heavy coat of flattened clear on it after it has been well cleaned.
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Old 12-25-2016, 06:28 PM
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Originally Posted by scumdog View Post
Some of those 'chrome' paints don't last very long if oil or gas gets on, likewise if they are handled at all, just thought I'd throw that caveat in there.
I powder coated mine over a year ago. Still looks great.
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Old 01-09-2017, 12:09 AM
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Someone put a mid-60's FMX trans in a 1960 I had. I swapped back to the original Cruise-o-matic. Fortunately, they had retained the original bellhousing and flywheel. The only part I had to replace was the slip yoke which was a different diameter. Otherwise the FMX bolted right in using the original mount and hardware.
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