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Just having a look in your shed Tim at your beautifully painted 179. How did you prepare it? Wire brush I presume? Paint stripper? CLR? Obviously elbow grease. Any other tips?

I hope you don't mind me lifting the pic from your shed.

I want to get started on the 253 soon.

Also, I note your 179 does not have HP on the block (mine does). I think that is because mine is from an EH? And yours is from a HD?

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Scratch that last remark. A quick look into Holdenpedia reveals all.

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"It was then I knew I'd had enough, burned my credit card for fuel
Headed out to where the pavement turns to sand...."

Cheers, John

Lift as many pics as you want John..
See [http://gallery.oldho...|here,] I gernied it at first. You can see the crap under it on an old tarp. Then I wire-wheeled it. I think it was a heavy duty one in a drill. Didn't go too wild, [http://gallery.oldho...|just got all the loose stuff off]. Then painted it. No primer, just [http://gallery.oldho...|masked] it off and [http://gallery.oldho...|painted] it..

No CLR, I hadn't got into that yet..

Oh, and according to the numbers, yeah it's from an HD.

Good luck with your 253. Pics please.

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If you ever spray anything small with a spray can you can bake the paint in your kitchen oven > dries quick and makes it more durable.

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Disclaimer :- The above is purely speculation and is only posted for entertainment purposes!!!

I used 'oven cleaner' spray once on an old dirty engine but then it ran hot, just kiddin'.

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Cheers, Lindsay.

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I tried oven cleaner on enamel once and it lifted it > :-)

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it's a lame joke mate, get it oven cleaner running hot, oh shoit I buggered I tup didn't I?

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Cheers, Lindsay.

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It was on the range hood > :-(

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bugger!!

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Cheers, Lindsay.

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I've long admired your work on this Shot Tim.

I think you got the colour dead right.

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T

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Holdenpaedia, they're the brakes Mate.

The colour really makes it I reckon..

(I got a few videos from the op-shop the other week T, Railway Adventure Across Australia, hosted by Scott McGregor. Look out for it, great stuff..)
Here's a taste: https://www.youtube....

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Many Thanks.

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Holdenpaedia, they're the brakes Mate.

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