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Yeah, ceramics would be best, but it doesn't pay to have ceramic coated exhaust manifolds if I can't afford to buy tires for the truck.
This paint I used seems to be ceramic powder in an epoxy base and there are epoxys that will take the temp.
 

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What I ended up doing was wrapping my exhaust manifold with exhaust wrap as well as a ceramic insulation. I insulated both turbos with turbo blankets. My top turbo is only 2" from my hood, so without the blanket it would burn the paint Lol.
 

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Another week wrapped up, removed all the broken bolts, repaired the broken compressor mount and made a new mount for the 3-53T.
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Looking good. The original engine must have had some terrible torque to have torn that mount like it did.
 

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Looking good. The original engine must have had some terrible torque to have torn that mount like it did.
Thanks, I'm not sure how it broke. Was Cummins 4BT that broke a rod, so maybe it was from the shaking? Hard to say really.:)
 

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Started the body work today. I was going to scab a roof from another smaller compressor, but decided to make a new one from a fresh sheet.:) I hate burning paint anyway, so nice to work with fresh material.:)
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What you get for mileage with your truck with 453
I'm averaging 14 mpg city and 18 mpg hwy, truck is 9200 lbs. I got 13mpg towing for 800 miles, loaded for 50% of that at 16000 truck and trailer. I expect to see around 10-11 loaded both ways.:)
 

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Finished up most of the roof and found an intercooler for it this weekend. Slowly coming together.:)


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