Can I do this ? valve cover breather ?

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  1. memike

    memike Super Moderator Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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    After the fire the valve cover breather matt melted and I got it all out :thumblef: Can I roll up some steel wool and replace it ? or should I use something els ? What would you recommend I use/ do ?
     

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    1968FormulaS340 Well-Known Member

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    I think packing it full of steel wool would be fine. Stainless steel wool would be even better (if they make such a thing).
     
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    Dusteriffic Stink finger

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    I planned on using steel wool to do this as well. I'd soak the housing in some Evapo-Rust first.
     
  4. memike

    memike Super Moderator Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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    Will do, I was going to use denatured alcohol and wire brush the chit out of it.
     
  5. memike

    memike Super Moderator Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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    Yes Ace hardware has it :thumblef: Thank you
     
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    I've used steel wool or the stiff plastic panel air filter material (like goes in a furnace) that looks like Scotch-brite and that seems to work ok too, with the advantage of never rusting...... Kind of a pain getting it in and evened out but once it's close it seems to even itself a bit.
     
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    soak it over night in vineger and stir it up once in a while. won't need much brushing after that :thumblef:
     
  8. memike

    memike Super Moderator Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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    It seems like that was the kind of matt that was in there becoase it melted :shock: It took me forever to get it out.
     
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    RustyRatRod 30 Degrees Outta Whack FABO Gold Member

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    it will probably work better than what was there. go for it.
     
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    memike Super Moderator Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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    I have heard that before kursplat, even before paining anything galvanized :thumblef:

    Stainless this time SS :thumblef:
     
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    C130 Chief Mechanical Genius

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    It's a bit heavier gauge than steel wool, but you should be able to find one of the stainless steel scrubbie pads at the local grocery store. I've never seen anybody rebuild a 710 cap before, but the originals like that are getting harder to find.
     
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    Dusterdude72 IN MOPAR MUSCLE MAGAZINE

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    Mike, after cleaning your cap up (soak it in vinegar like was mentioned....the acid eats the rust away nicely) and if you find it is not in very good shape due to rust pitting or something....let me know, I think I have one sitting in an old pair of 67 318 covers I have sitting out in my garage.
     
  13. memike

    memike Super Moderator Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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    Thank you Dude :thumblef: This one is in good shape and I have it soaking in Vinegar now.
     
  14. waggin

    waggin moving on ain't easy if you drive a Ford :p

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    if ya dont mind chrome i have this one I just send ya with the cowl plugs?
     

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    memike Super Moderator Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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    Hello Wag's :hello2::hello2:
    I would rather keep the old OIL fill cap bro :thumrigh:
    Thank you AGAIN Wag's :notworth: Pop's Barracuda sure is looking saaweeet :happy2:
    You have a pair :shock: To cool :thumblef: you have my address and pm me what I need to do :thumblef:
     
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    waggin moving on ain't easy if you drive a Ford :p

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    you don't have to do nuthin mike they on the way :)
     
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    hay mike post some pics of how u did it and what not ive got some of them i would like to fix and put on help a bro out lol later bud
     
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    ocdart Inland Mopars Car Club FABO Gold Member

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    Hey Mike - Just a thought...why don't you have Leanna work some of her magic on that cap before you stuff it full?
     
  19. memike

    memike Super Moderator Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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    Here is some for you dart_doctor :thumblef:

    I would, but I am needing to get her back on the road ocdart, I can do that when the ramcharger is dun and then I can put my new shaved big valve head on and let her do her magic then :thumblef:

    You spoil me rotten Wag's :bball: Thank you for filling the order sir.

    Soaking in Vinegar for just an hour and already working, Treva picked me up what I needed and I will post more as I move forward :thumblef:
     

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    Dart_Doctor Asa style

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    sweet thanks cant wate to see how it works ive got a pile of them lol my friends just toss them so i get them i think they look better the the new ones
     
  21. waggin

    waggin moving on ain't easy if you drive a Ford :p

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    i like the old ones too but all I had to offer was the chrome one......it'll hold him over while Leanna has her fun
     
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    well who dont like them waggin ..ha ha who is Leanna i dont know ive only been here for a year i think lol
     
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    yes a year
     
  24. CudaChick1968

    CudaChick1968 The Mistress of Metal FABO Gold Member FABO Vendor

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    That would be me. :-D

    Good call on the steel wool Mike. Hope it works out. How'd you get all that stuff out of there??
     
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    Dart_Doctor Asa style

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    oh ok well nice to meet u lol .........Professional Custom Powder Coating .......hmmm what could i have coated and if he had said CudaChick i would have knowed lol later girl
     
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