|"C'mon Dave, lemme chew just a little piece"|
Just as I got really busy one day, I got a call from Frank's Heads and Engine Service––the cylinders are ready. I dropped them off last week for vatting before heading to Zurich. The non-steel vat doesn't use very powerful chemicals, so as not to damage aluminum or brass parts.
Mitchell bead-blasted the exhaust manifolds while waiting for varnish to induct. (A 30 minute induction period is required for every batch you mix, just to allow the catalyst to fully activate the varnish.) Today (Nov. 4th) there are three cylinders left to blast, and a whole pile of smaller parts, like intake pipes, valve covers, etc. Time to get to work.