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    Default breather grommet painted or not ?

    is the breather rubber grommet on the valve cover painted or not on 70 gs 455 motor ? I have seen both ways
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    Default Re: breather grommet painted or not ?

    All I can say is that u normally do not paint rubber. On my 350 there was no paint on the grommet.
    Gerry
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    Default Re: breather grommet painted or not ?

    The one that was in there was painted but I don't know if it was original I have seen restored cars done both ways
    [FONT=Arial Black]70 gs convertible stage one clone sold , 70 gs 455 coupe

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    Default Re: breather grommet painted or not ?

    [FONT=Arial Black]70 gs convertible stage one clone sold , 70 gs 455 coupe

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    Default Re: breather grommet painted or not ?

    The grommet was installed prior to the engine getting painted. There are a few things that are painted- the top of the fuel pump, the oil filter, and Im fairly sure the bypass hose was red
    Jason Cook
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    "Expert in obsolete technology"

    1968 Riviera GS- some assembly required
    1969 Riviera GS- my first car
    1969 GS-350
    1970 Stage 1 4 speed Aquamist
    1970 GS-455 Bamboo Cream beater
    1971 GS 455 11.93@113.36
    1972 GS-350
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    Default Re: breather grommet painted or not ?

    thanks Jason , that was what I thought was correct, but saw a nice restored gsx car on here, and it wasn't,, so just double checking , does look better not painted
    [FONT=Arial Black]70 gs convertible stage one clone sold , 70 gs 455 coupe

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    Default Re: breather grommet painted or not ?

    If we restored these cars the same way the factory built them, we would be laughed out of concours judging
    Jason Cook
    BPG #1675
    "Expert in obsolete technology"

    1968 Riviera GS- some assembly required
    1969 Riviera GS- my first car
    1969 GS-350
    1970 Stage 1 4 speed Aquamist
    1970 GS-455 Bamboo Cream beater
    1971 GS 455 11.93@113.36
    1972 GS-350
    1970 Stellar Industries vintage go kart

    Deo duce, ferro comitante

 

 

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