MOPAR Stainless Headers

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  1. AMS3

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    When I hit Perth in 1982, I met this woman and went to her home. She gave me one of those sandwiches, and I almost threw up. It's definitely an acquired taste. I thought it would taste like peanut butter...
     
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    Hold the phone! You're telling me that my 05 has aluminum covers? Somehow I was under the impression that they were magnesium. As for the stainless steel letters, I would assume they have some sort of king kong super adhesive that won't melt at engine temp.
     
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    We had thin strips at school once upon a time and were allowed to set them on fire.
     
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    Gen III Valve Covers are Aluminum, yes.
    Gen II are Magnesium.

    Viper letters stay put and use a heat resistant "King Kong" adhesive. They stay shiny over time.

    We too set magnesium strips on fire in school. We also played with liquid Mercury in our hands (not necessarily at the same time).
     
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    Yeah, I foolishly played with mercury in my hands as well. Must be why I'm not some brainiac CEO of a company...
     
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    WITH the teacher, in Grade 8, we performed after-school "experiments" on white mice (50 cents at the local Woolco store).

    You would be immediately incarcerated for performing those experiments today.

    My, my, how things have changed.

    I'll agree with the kibosh on playing with Mercury though.
    Someone was actually thinking there...

    Good luck with the coating adventures.
     
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    Gen3 Valve Covers are aluminum? I thought they were magnesium too?
     
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    The secret is only a very small amount spread very thin. Otherwise it is overpowering....disgusting.
    It is also a mean trick Aussies play on unsuspecting tourists, load it up and watch the reaction. Not nice....we lived there 8 years and ah yeah they are not nice people. Still way too many bad habits from their convict heritage. Lying, cheating, stealing is part of their culture. Such a shame, the genuine nice people over there get shit on.
     
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    I won't ask for a sandwich then!
    Sounds like you had a less than ideal 8 years.
     
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    Great adventure, I would not change a thing. I do have some Aussie mates, I accept them how they are, would I lend them money no. Na I probably would. But anyway I see each country/ State as it is and enjoy the common things and the differences. I don't have to like all of it. I do like getting to understand why things are they way they are and how come the food is what it is, the customs, terminology, slang, accents etc. The big thing is history, learn it, appreciate it, but don't use todays measure stick to condemn it. I find history fascinating even tho I know stuff all about it. If we don't like part of our history then learn from it so we don't repeat it. The worst thing we can do is laugh at other countries/cultures and history. Just respect that is the way it is/was. I am sure there's a truck in there somewhere. :burnout:
     
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    They do have some hot women with kickass accents though. I met a lingerie model when I was there. Seven days of heaven :)
     
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    Do us in the States a favor and tell the Cancel Culture idiots to quit trying to erase history, please.
     
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    I have been looking in all the forums.. from what i can tell Gen 3 is magnesium too...?
     
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    I'm getting ready to buy a used set from X2 Builders in a few weeks, and they also said they were aluminum. They also sent me some photos, and the bare spots are tarnished like they are aluminum.
     
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    Interesting.. I have a pair too and when I tap them.. they seem to feel like Mg and not AL.

    Plus, is AL such a bear to strip and powder coat? I have heard and seen these almost wash away with a light sand blasting.
    AMS3 are you going to strip and re-paint or PC?

    AL they must be then.. huh. thanks Ronnie and AMS3
     
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    My Gen 2 valve covers reacted to vinegar (one test for magnesium).
    My Gen 3 valve covers did not (aluminum).








    I hope this issue dies soon.:cool:
     
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    I think y'all come over for some Vegemite on toast now y'hear.:)
    That's what I just had. Keeps that Covid thing away too hahaha
    It started in UK they have Marmite and Vegemite and there will be some other variations as well.
    I am surprised it is not in Canada. It is very good for you. A good winter top up of essentials
     
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    I petitioned McDonald's for a McVegemite but they seemed disinterested.
     
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    Hahaha Yeah it certainly isn't a global phenomenon(thanks spell check)
     
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