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#2463998 - 03/09/18 06:05 PM Re: What is everyone using in the parts washer ?? [Re: gtxmark]
Shoozy Offline
I have a foot fetish

Registered: 08/20/04
Posts: 9649
Loc: Southern by Choice
Varsol IS mineral spirits (just an Exxon trade name), and is still the best all-around. Having the luxury of working in the chemical industry since the 1700s, aside from glowing in the dark, I am able to mix my own "stuff". I start with mineral spirits and "enhance" it a bit with a couple of very effective known carcinogens. Do what I say, not what I do...
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#2464146 - 03/09/18 11:42 PM Re: What is everyone using in the parts washer ?? [Re: Shoozy]
pittsburghracer Offline
Slowride

Registered: 02/02/05
Posts: 13626
Loc: PA.
I drained my tank this week and removed all the solvent I got from Tractor Supply. I gave the tank a quick wipe-down and filled it with kerosene. I'm loving it so far after cleaning parts for 5 days. The smell is so much better now.
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Edelbrock headed 408
6.143@110.85 mph
9.73@135.05 mph shifting at 6700 RPM
422 Indy headed small block
5.982@112.56 mph
9.42@138.27

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#2464284 - 03/10/18 11:28 AM Re: What is everyone using in the parts washer ?? [Re: pittsburghracer]
6PKRTSE Offline
master

Registered: 01/29/04
Posts: 3522
Loc: Motor City
I have about 2" of solid sludge in the bottom of mine. Maybe it is time to clean mine also. Lol. The solvent itself still cleans great so I just leave it.
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1970 Plymouth Road Runner.
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#2464296 - 03/10/18 11:54 AM Re: What is everyone using in the parts washer ?? [Re: 6PKRTSE]
pittsburghracer Offline
Slowride

Registered: 02/02/05
Posts: 13626
Loc: PA.
Here's a post that I saved from years ago. Photobuckets GREED kinda messed it up but there's still some good info in it.


http://www.yellowbullet.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1083210&highlight=parts+washer+pump
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1970 Duster
Edelbrock headed 408
6.143@110.85 mph
9.73@135.05 mph shifting at 6700 RPM
422 Indy headed small block
5.982@112.56 mph
9.42@138.27

Untitled by John Cadamore, on Flickr





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#2464327 - 03/10/18 01:01 PM Re: What is everyone using in the parts washer ?? [Re: gtxmark]
HotRodDave Offline
master

Registered: 01/29/05
Posts: 9890
Loc: Kalispell Mt.
I bought a used parts washer, actually a "cuda" brand, I use powdered dish detergent, it gets the water near boiling, rotates the parts on a table and sprays the water and cleaner at high pressure on the part. Trans cases, heads or whatever come out nice and clean and ready to paint. I can pull a head for a head gasket, put it in the washer and go scrape the block off and when I am done with that the head is clean and ready to re-install unless it needs a little gasket scraping or milled. I completely quit useing the solvent one with a brush years ago and never looked back, they suck no matter what you use compared to a real parts washer. As for bolts, buts and other small parts I bought an amunition shell polisher from the local gun shop and throw em in with some diesel fuel and some BBs and after a little while in there they come out nice and clean. I have way better things to do than sit there scrubbing parts by hand.
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#2464339 - 03/10/18 01:32 PM Re: What is everyone using in the parts washer ?? [Re: gtxmark]
justinp61 Offline
master

Registered: 10/01/03
Posts: 9740
Loc: W. Kentucky
I use mineral spirits.

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