I painted some more parts yesterday in the extreme heat.
90 in the booth!
The cylinder head was the main part I wanted to paint. The block and valve cover here are both scrap, they're only being used to mask the surfaces of the head.
This is how I trim the tape around surfaces. I pay the tap overhanging and trim it with a fine file.
waterpump housing all masked:
All painted. This stuff is all satin black to match the block, transmission, and all the little brackets I have painted so far.
Throttle body damper. I wish the boot was black, but I believe it's silicone to handle the heat because it's above the header.
Waterpump, waterpump housing, and I repainted the top half of the oil cooler
A few months ago I painted the oil cooler, but masked off a little too much. After assembling it you could see a big unpainted area, so I repainted it.
Here was the old masked area:
Now it's all black. I taped off the bottom half, the paint match isn't perfect but it's not bad.
I got the oil pump, oil pan gasket/baffle, and oilpan installed on my real block.
New stainless steel bolts, with the heads turned flat and stainless washers.
I installed casters on my engine cart, the block and trans will be ready to bolt together this week.
I cut pads to put on the top of my engine stands. I cut these out of 1/8" thick adhesive backed gasket foam.
My Rabbit passed 80,000 miles this week!