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New paint technology these days seems a bit tougher to do. Anyone doing water based paint on restorations?
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It`s not tougher, just more of it....more to mix. Water base paint is the wave of the future....if not already. The Best Paint in the world is German made paint, the Germans are the innovators of all paint systems.

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What brand is leading the water-based race?

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Spies-Hecker

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Noted. Thanks.

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I got some glasurit or whatever it's called given to me. Don't know if it's still good . It's a bit old. Cortez silver I think it is. I heard that stuff is good quality wise.

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Indeed Glasurit (now owned by BASF) is a German sister paint company to Spies-Hecker. A Great paint company.

Depending on what temp.....your paint was stored in.... may be a deciding factor if it is still good. Unless the can of paint was either frozen or humidity got in, I would say it is probably still ok.

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I have sprayed Glasurit, and really liked how it laid down with great results. This is going back 20 yrs or so, but it left an impression on me, and would love to use it again.

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We have some decisions to make on the "Day2" parts.....here are some choices we have

AFX shifter









B&M shifter



Beautiful '70's Shift Ball

Steering wheel to match the car and look

Variety of Tow Tabs

Variety OF Air Cleaners

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B&M would be the better shifter quality wise. I had an A/FX shifter before. It was like a China brand for quality (?). Rods would bind or bend if you tried to run it hard. Had to weld washers on the rods to keep them from jamming in the holes and rubbing/catching on the tabs. It does look cool tho. I like the t handle. I think my borg warner T16 has an A/FX shifter on it with a t handle that has A/FX on the top. Very cheap shifter that looks flimsy but possibly just the stick handle is from an A/FX. Steering wheel is cool. I have a red one for my maroon '65 belair. I got from a guy whose older brother bought it new in '69. I used to have a few of them in almost every color. The tow tabs are kinda neat. I used to have a set of tow hubs that you bolt to the rear axles like an adapter plate but with spindle and hub to bolt on skinny tow tires so you don't wear out the diff etc while towing.

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Thanks,

We are still discussing.....the entire build.....still a lot of decisions that will come right down to the end.
I will post more pics of more parts as I dig them out.

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Cool to see those parts. I have some of that stuff too. Trick of the day traction aids and lift kits and balljoint risers adjustable front high performance shocks and other neat stuff. Cool to see I'm not the only one that likes this old tech stuff. I have new dual point distributiors packed in '69 LA times newspaperand some good used ones too. I have an incomplete Mallory Rev-Pol if you happen to run across any parts for one even if it's non chevy.

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I just SOLD a few of my dual point distributors.

I will keep my eye out on Mallory Rev-Pol parts

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Personally, if going for a period correct aftermarket shifter, only a Hurst Competition Plus would do. Very cool to see all that stuff.

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Some of the B&M and Mr.Gasket shifters were pretty good . I like the Hurst best tho.

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The BEST - SHIFTER is the Hurst "Ram ROD" right Kurt

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A set of those tow tabs would look cool on my Biscayne...

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BowtieGent wrote:

A set of those tow tabs would look cool on my Biscayne...


Lawrence,  What color you want them in

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Wow, That's quite the collection. I take it he reproduces them?

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Silly question........do people still flat tow cars?

I remember bringing home a parts car as a young lad with a tow bar, and it worked fine..........is it frowned upon now?

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Silly question........do people still flat tow cars?

I remember bringing home a parts car as a young lad with a tow bar, and it worked fine..........is it frowned upon now?

Ryan

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I know of some "Old Timers" that still do flat tows.....out far away from the city limits. I would say.....it`s as rare as a Public Pay Phone.

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