Turbo Iroc - engine swap part 9 - engine block paint prep and engine bay masking

Yet another step closer to completion. The weather is super muggy and progress is slow, but I still might get all of this stuff painted by Sunday night. A few tricks in this video showing how to prep an engine block for paint including masking and spraying self etching primer. My neighbor came over and taught me a cool trick to speed up masking the block.

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