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Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Amish Wonderland Of Central PA
Re: Dennis111 more Toploader questions
Studs are almost always preferable to bolts in any application due to better clamping force. Also studs will help guide you better during transmission installation, as per my tech article. The chamfer was probably used as you suggested.
Clean cast is how the toploader came from the factory, but I prefer to paint them.
I take my cases to work and media blast them until the rust and paint is gone. If I have the time, I normally primer the outside with Red Rustoleum and let it age for a month or so. If I am in a hurry, I go straight to the paint coat after a good cleaning. As for paint, any good engine enamel will do.
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Last edited by dennis111; 05-03-2010 at 01:41 PM.