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Tinkerman
08-17-2012, 03:31 PM
After all the scores were in My NOS water pump was a total wash out, non-fixable so its new pump time. I have one and am waiting for a new pully to show up. Since I am starting with all new parts (2) my question is, should I paint them or run them as is. The Judging Standards gives you a choice here. It would be quicker to just slap them all back together and move on but, I am wondering what the thoughts are on this one.

Your ideas will be greatly appreciated.

Cheers, Tinkerman

DNK
08-17-2012, 03:58 PM
Dick- Did you send it out to be rebuilt?

hondo402000
08-17-2012, 06:30 PM
I vote paint

TR4nut
08-17-2012, 06:38 PM
Tink- I bet deep down if you don't paint it you'll probably second guess yourself later. So yes I'm pro-paint as well!

tinman58
08-17-2012, 06:43 PM
Dick
Paint it!

Brosky
08-17-2012, 06:44 PM
I'm sure you'll paint it black, so just do it. You'll be happier with that than with rust two years from now.

Tinkerman
08-18-2012, 07:53 AM
Don it was supposed to be an NOS part. All it was was just OLD. Glad I didn't pay much for it. First time I really got hammered on Ebay. I checked it when I recieved it and it looked fine but you really can't see the interior, so I was going on faith. In this case Not Good!

You are all correct everything else is all nicely painted I'd be foolish to not paint this pump and pully.

Thanks, Dick

sp53
08-18-2012, 11:56 AM
It will rust on the outside if you do not paint it.

Tinkerman
08-18-2012, 02:48 PM
Kinda figured that. I don't figure a lump of rust beside all the other shiny parts would look all that swell!

6TTR3A
08-18-2012, 06:08 PM
"If it moves, salute it; If it doesn't move, paint it!" From the Navy Bluejacket's Manual, circa 1900
(Not really)
If Mr Floyd gives you a choice, just be sure it's black!!

angelfj1
08-18-2012, 06:50 PM
Another option is to leave it with a plain metal finish and clear coat it.

TR6BobNF
08-18-2012, 09:56 PM
I say paint the bugger but Frank there has bragging rights by virtue of his wonderful restorations so his suggestion on clear coat is not one I'd argue with either. Your choice now.
Cheers,
Bob

bnw
08-19-2012, 08:42 AM
Prime it first, then paint it.

dklawson
08-19-2012, 09:11 AM
I have no comment or suggestion about whether or not to paint a discrete part like this. I have a very general question.

In the factory, did Standard/Triumph paint the pieces of an engine prior to assembly or did they assemble the engine and then paint it?

LexTR3
08-19-2012, 01:04 PM
For the record, here is the full quote:

If it moves, salute it; if it doesn't move, pick it up; if you can't pick it up, paint it.

BillyB62
08-19-2012, 02:15 PM
Yessir, can I have another?

Silverghost
08-19-2012, 10:45 PM
"I see a water pump and I want to paint it black......"

HerronScott
08-19-2012, 10:59 PM
"I see a water pump and I want to paint it black......"

:smile:

Scott

Tinkerman
08-20-2012, 06:38 AM
Ya know, clear coat has a certain appeal. Have to give that some thought Frank. I have time because I have to wait for the pulley any way. I'm going to work on the seats during the wait period.

Cheers, Dick

angelfj1
08-20-2012, 08:08 AM
Ya know, clear coat has a certain appeal. Have to give that some thought Frank. I have time because I have to wait for the pulley any way. I'm going to work on the seats during the wait period.

Cheers, Dick

KEEP US POSTED

Brosky
08-20-2012, 09:03 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:]If it moves, salute it; if it doesn't move, pick it up; if you can't pick it up, paint it.[/QUOTE]

Or as they used to say in the 50-80's...."iffn' it don't go, chrome it"

DNK
08-20-2012, 11:29 AM
Dick, take the old one apart. Have it clear coated then send it out to be refurbished