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Nathan Moreno 12-15-2011 11:09 PM

Project Cleaning the Clutter in Our Engine Bay
 
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Hey guys, I thought it be fun if we had a place to share ideas on what we can do to clean up our engine compartments so that they don't look so much like a plumbers convention. I look forward to everybody's input and contribution. :thumbsup:


Contributing members gallery:


BiggFoot

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...ps23f2e66d.jpg

kjkjr27

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/attach...1&d=1363036528

SS4PK
http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...9/DSC_3262.jpg

Calbert1999
http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...etteEngine.jpg

OVRKILL
http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...19/OVRKILL.jpg

greenmachinedriver
http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...hinedriver.jpg

Synner
http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s...7/DSCN2609.jpg

67motorcat
http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...67motorcat.jpg

572HP
http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...7319/572HP.jpg

aquablueL99
http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...quablueL99.jpg

BIGDADDYGENE
http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...GDADDYGENE.jpg

BLACK10

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...ps496be24b.jpg

bmbbl be
http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...19/bmbblbe.jpg

brooks35
http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...9/brooks35.jpg

cpoboats
http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...9/cpoboats.jpg

CUPRA
http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...7319/CUPRA.jpg

donalddb
http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...9/donalddb.jpg

EZSPEED
http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...19/EZSPEED.jpg

Farthestnorth
http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...thestnorth.jpg

GlennP
http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...319/GlennP.jpg

INDY
http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...L7319/INDY.jpg

Kilo-9
http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...319/Kilo-9.jpg

LS2SLOW
http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...19/LS2SLOW.jpg

MRGOODWRENCH3
http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...OODWRENCH3.jpg

NC-V aka Kyle

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...L7319/NC-V.jpg

Another great project from NC-V aka Kyle

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...319/012-21.jpg

PAULSS
http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...DSCN0301-1.jpg

platinumss
http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...platinumss.jpg

Rcfiddy1
http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...9/Rcfiddy1.jpg

robsls3
http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...19/robsls3.jpg

Roctrux
http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...19/Roctrux.jpg

rtcat600man
http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...tcat600man.jpg

Switchback700
http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...tchback700.jpg

Pharmaro
http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...Underhood1.jpg

Farthestnorth
http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...IMG_000200.jpg


My 5th:
http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...rontalshot.jpg

Copper98

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...9/IMG_6928.jpg

ss/rs-matt

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...9/08b0d146.jpg

TXM62SS

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...1344289236.jpg

tys2010camaro

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...9/DSC01864.jpg

Nathan

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...7319/018-9.jpg

Pyroboy

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...820_183152.jpg

ChitownSS

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...L7319/eng2.jpg

Gene

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...3169_large.jpg

Dekan513


http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...wunderhood.jpg

The Stig


http://i1093.photobucket.com/albums/...psf6443650.jpg

Powhusku

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/attach...1&d=1400890059

Anybody that wants to get added to the list, let us know.

Thanks guys for all the help and inspiration! Now lets get more names on the list.

If anybody has an better pic they like me to replace with the ones I have, PM me the picture.

Anybody who has pics of their engine bay they'd like me to post, please post them and I will keep updating the list. :thumbsup:
































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Pictures and link references have been added for faster browsing:


Powder coated intake: 479 510

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...7319/015-8.jpg

New front drive: 767

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...7319/017-8.jpg


Recreating upper radiator hose:
445

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...7319/010-7.jpg

Removing all the casting (both inside and out), deburing and media blasting the block:
1245 1220 1177

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...319/005-19.jpg



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Tucking and Reworking Wire harness:


Reworking wiring harness:
77 78 79 210 220 491

Rerouting coil harness: 71 72

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...AL7319/019.jpg

Rerouting injector harness:72 80 94

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...AL7319/017.jpg

Recreating injector connectors: 324

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...7319/012-8.jpg

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...7319/049-1.jpg

Relocating EVAC solenoid: 57

Relocating Negative battery cable: 94

Relocating EVAC hose: 210

Relocating Positive battery terminal: 245

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...7319/057-1.jpg

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...7319/032-3.jpg

Relocating Coils:
64

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...AL7319/085.jpg

Relocating PCM: 491

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...319/012-14.jpg

Remounting fuse box: 555 582

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...319/010-10.jpg

Polishing Water Vapor tube: 118

Polishing the front of cylinder head and welding bolt holes: 154

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...7319/004ss.jpg

Polishing Power Steering Pump:


http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...AL7319/1-4.jpg

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...AL7319/4-5.jpg

Polishing Oil Cooler:


http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...19/015-9-1.jpg

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...319/005-18.jpg

Polishing T-Bolt clamps and Thermostat housing: 232

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...7319/001-3.jpg

Before......
http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...7319/009-4.jpg

After.........


http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...7319/029-2.jpg

Polishing power steering bracket:
282 285 292

Before........

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...7319/001-5.jpg

After.........

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...7319/010-3.jpg


Refinishing the generator/alternator: 428

Before........

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...7319/012-9.jpg

After sanding........

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...7319/014-7.jpg

Done .........

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...319/005-11.jpg

Refinishing front drive:
water pump, alternator brackets: 390 430 483

Before.......

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...7319/006-7.jpg

After.......

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...7319/031-7.jpg

Refinishing AC compressor: 422

Before.......

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...7319/004-8.jpg

After.........

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee508/AL7319/11.jpg
Polishing AC lines: 457 464

Before.........

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...7319/007-7.jpg

After.......

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...319/012-13.jpg

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...319/003-12.jpg

Refinishing motor mounts before sending to powder coating:
913 927

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...319/001-14.jpg

Refinishing cylinder heads before sending to Lingenfelter to get reworked: 931 981 990

Before......

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...7319/016-8.jpg

After.........

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...319/003-15.jpg

Refinishing timing chain cover before sending to powder coating: 1011

Before......

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...319/002-14.jpg

After........


http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...319/011-17.jpg

Prepping intake for Powder coating: 388

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...AL7319/111.jpg


http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...319/001-18.jpg

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...L7319/00lk.jpg

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...319/010-17.jpg

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...319/004-16.jpg

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...319/015-10.jpg



Create fuel lines: 129

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...10Use-Copy.jpg

Refinishing Vararam intake: 143 220

Before.....

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...7319/004-1.jpg

After......

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee508/AL7319/56.jpg

Cutting coil wires to size:
204 210

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...7319/026-3.jpg

Redoing water vapor line:
206

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...AL7319/036.jpg


Refinishing driver side strut tower:
257 359 377 383 451

Before......

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...7319/001-7.jpg

After......

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...7319/073-3.jpg


MISC:


How measuring bolts sizes: 152

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...19/photo-3.jpg

Cutting Intake coupler in half: 317

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...7319/019-3.jpg



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Part used on Project so far:


ARP bolts: This is a partial list of all the bolts I've replaced. NOTE: when ordering ARP bolts, you can purchase them in sets of 5 or individual bolts. The sets of five and the individual bolts have different parts number:

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...319/004-17.jpg

1 - Intake bolts (This is a kit that comes with all 10 bolts. http://www.summitracing.com/parts/ARP-430-2101/?rtype=4

2 - Throttle Body: http://www.summitracing.com/parts/ARP-770-1006/

3 - Fuel rails. Note: Other fuel rails might require different size. http://www.summitracing.com/parts/ARP-770-1003/

NOTE: OEM rails will use the shorter 6MM by 1 by 20MM length. http://www.summitracing.com/search/?...770-1001&dds=1

4 - Water pump (This is a complete kit): http://www.summitracing.com/parts/AR...3202/?rtype=10

5 - Pulley tensioner: (this part # is for a set of 5 - you will only need three but it's more cost effect to get the bulk
amount) http://www.summitracing.com/search/?...772-1005&dds=1

6 - Power steering: Quantity: 3 Size: 10MM X 1.5 by 70MM, Part #: M12AM70-12C

7 - Water vapor lines - Quantity: 2 Size: 6MM X 1 by 20MM Part #: M8AB20-12

Two bolts for passenger cylinder head: http://store.yoastfabrication.com/servlet/-strse-13/Camaro-Head-Plate-Bolts/Detail

Stainless fender bolts and washer: http://www.ringbrothers.com/index.cf...Product_ID=369

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Oil Filter: Pure Power http://gopurepower.com/

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...7319/023-7.jpg



Lokar dip stick: Part #: XED-5008

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...319/010-19.jpg


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Coil Relocation set-up:

1 - Coil bracket:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/LS1-LS6-coil...item43a9492ba2

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee508/AL7319/jk.png

2 - Plug wires: Manufactor: MSD Part #: 31193 Description: MAD 8.5MM Super Conductor Spark Plug Wire Set Link: http://www.summitracing.com/parts/MSD-31193/?rtype=10


http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...sd-31193_w.jpg

3 - 4 Plug wire boot and terminal also needed: http://www.summitracing.com/parts/MSD-3304/?rtype=10

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...msd-3304_w.jpg

NOTE:
If your using the red plug wires, you wont need to purchase the additional boots and terminals, it's included: http://www.summitracing.com/parts/MSD-32079/

4 - Wire Separator: Manufactor: Taylor Part #: 42700 Description: Ignition Wire Loom/Separator, Nylon, Black, 7-8mm, Set of 6 Link: http://www.summitracing.com/parts/TAY-42700/?rtype=10

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/.../tay-42700.jpg

5 - Wire heat sleeve: Manufacturer: DEI Part #: 010612 Link:http://www.summitracing.com/search/?...20010612&dds=1

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...i-010612_w.jpg
6 - Spark Plug Boot Protectors: Manufacturer: DEI Part #: 010512 Link: http://www.summitracing.com/search/?...20010512&dds=1

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...i-010511_w.jpg




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Fuel Lines and Fuel rails Set-up:

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...7319/045-1.jpg

Fuel lines and fittings: http://techafx.com/

Parts: T-609006DTBK
Description: -6 90 Deg. PTFE Hose End (AL/ Black)
Quantity: 1

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...ree_shrunk.jpg

Parts: T-600006DTBK
Description: -6 straight PTFE Hose End (AL/ Black)
Quantity: 2

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...t_shrunk_0.jpg

Parts: T-824-06-2
Description: -6 Male An/JIC Flare Tee - Black
Quantity: 1

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...eflare_2-1.jpg

Parts: T-63006-10
Description: -6 Black Wrap SS Braided Teflon hose
Quantity: On web site it's sold in 10 Ft length.

NOTE: If you call, you can purchase by the foot. I got 5th and use the rest for the EVAC relocation.

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...ductShot_4.jpg

Black anodized fuel rails with no company branding on them: http://www.wegnerautomotive2.com/

NOTE: I don't have a part number but you can call Casey Wegner and he will take care of you.

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Wiring harness:


Injector connectors, map sensor and throttle body extensions: http://www.casperselectronics.com/store2/

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...7319/004-6.jpg

90 degree injector heat shrink boots: http://www.bmrs.net

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...mws222k142.jpg

Harness tape: http://www.eficonnection.com

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...tape_51026.jpg

Russell Harness sleeving: All 4 sizes

Wire Wrap: Manufacturer: Painless, Part#: PRF-70902Description: Protective Sleeve, Power-braid Wire Wrap, Black, .500 in. Diameter, 10 ft. Length, Each Link: http://www.summitracing.com/parts/PRF-70902/

Wire Wrap: Manufacturer: Painless, Part#: PRF-70916, Description: Protective Sleeve, Power-braid Wire Wrap, Black, 1 in. Diameter, 12 ft. Length, Each

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...rf-70916_w.jpg

Ground cable: http://genuinedealz.com/


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Carbon fiber valve covers: http://www.katechengines.com

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...ncloseup_1.jpg

Billet tensioner: http://www.katechengines.com

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...86587_zoom.jpg

Powder coated intake: http://thepowdercoater.com/index.shtml

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...006_small1.jpg



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Cold Air Intake setup:

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee508/AL7319/57.jpg

Intake:
http://www.vararam.com/camaro-ramair-unit2.html

Black coupler:
http://www.vararam.com/camaro-ramair-unit2.html

T-bolt clamps for intake:
http://www.mcmaster.com
Part #: 5312K23 Description: Type 300 Series Stainless Steel T-Bolt Hose and Tube Clamp, 4-1/32" to 4-11/32" Clamp Diameter Range, 3/4" Band Width

Vacuum Line and Fitting:
XRP
Parts: 209006BB
Description: -6 90 Deg double swivel hose end black
Quantity: 1

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...500_AA300_.jpg

Parts: 250006
Description: -6 37 Deg male flare push-on hose end
Quantity: 1

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...500_AA300_.jpg
Hose: Parts: 3106-00
Description: - 6 XR-31 Nylon Braided Race hose
Quantity: Depends on how your routing it. 2 Ft minimum.

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XRP water vapor set-up: http://www.xrp.com/

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...7319/017-5.jpg

Parts: 82446
Description: Special Tee, Flare -4 Male w/ -6 Male Branch
Quantity: 1


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Parts: 109004SN
Description: -4 90 Deg Hose End Super Nickel
Quantity: 2
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Parts: 100004SN
Description: -4 Straight Hose End - Super Nickel
Quantity: 2

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Parts: 100006SN
Description: -6 Straight Hose End - Super Nickel
Quantity: 1

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Parts: 3106-00
Description: - 6 XR-31 Nylon Braided Race hose
Quantity: 2 FT

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...AL7319/4-1.png

Parts: 3104-00
Description: -4 XR-31 Nylon Braided Race hose
Quantity: 2 FT

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...AL7319/4-1.png

The blocks are from http://www.krcpower.com/ecommerce/cooling-system-components/ls-bypass-hose-kits/4-water-bypass-adapters-pair.asp

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Radiator hose replacement:


Aluminum tube:

Coupler:

Clamps:


http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...319/0000-1.jpg

Flex-a-lite radiator:
http://www.flex-a-lite.com/auto/html..._radiator.html

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...319/003-14.jpg

Meziere electric water pump: http://www.meziere.com/ps-1507-1520-wp329n.aspx

Innovators West Front Drive: http://www.innovatorswest.com/8-Rib-...sion-Kits.html

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...7319/017-8.jpg

Billet strut tower, over flow and radiator caps: http://www.lsrperformance.com/dress-...vy-camaro.html

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...7319/028-4.jpg

Windshield washer relocation kit: http://www.apex-speed.com/apex-motor...t-1234567.html

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...7319/001-8.jpg


Motor Mounts:
http://prothane.com/

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...7319/033-5.jpg
Improved Racing Oil Pan Baffle: http://www.improvedracing.com/

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...AL7319/247.jpg

NOTE:
I will update parts list as we go.........



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Disco69 12-16-2011 12:44 AM

:popcorn:

Slideways 12-16-2011 12:45 AM

Subscribed , great idea !

MRGOODWRENCH3 12-16-2011 09:58 AM

Here are a few things I have done to clean up the engine compartment. First was to get rid of the engine cover and top intake manifold cover. I installed the TechAFX heater hose kit. It also includes a new fuel line. I polished the fuel rail and rotated it 180degrees.

http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n...h3/ENGINE4.jpg

http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n...h3/ENGINE2.jpg

http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n...h3/ENGINE5.jpg

The Roto-Fab Radiator cover cleans up the top of the radiator.

http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n...h3/ENGINE7.jpg

A Katech Billet Belt Tensioner looks better than the factory one.

http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n...h3/ENGINE6.jpg

I made a new PCV hose and routed it under the Throttle Body instead of over the top.

http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n...h3/ENGINE3.jpg

The cold air intake is by ADM Performance. I think it is the best looking piece on the market. The washer bottle is by Roto-Fab.

http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n...h3/ENGINE1.jpg

Ravener 12-16-2011 10:20 AM

I like what you've done there....but truth be told is doesn't "clear up" the plumbers clutter the OP pointed out regarding our egine bays. Removing the engine cover just exposes the mess beneath lol.

AngelSpeedFreak 12-16-2011 10:33 AM

looking real good. Looks like you actually have a muscle car engine rather than a piece of plastic :)

ackeight 12-16-2011 10:34 AM

The only thing else that mr good wrench could do is a coil relocation kit and get some new valve covers. you really can't do much else unless you are going to do some major surgury. ADM did a build where they moved the fuse box out of sight and that really cleaned to motor bay up some, but that is pricey.

PAUL SS 12-17-2011 04:43 PM

I cleaned mine up by using 2012 Camaro heater hoses, flipped the fuel rail 180 degrees, removed the intake manifold cover and powder coating the coil brackets. In the next month I will make a few more changes.
http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/u...g/DSCN0154.jpg
http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/u...g/DSCN0152.jpg

Nathan Moreno 12-18-2011 01:30 AM

Lackonblacksls sent me these pictures. This things is Bad Ass. Not one original factory hose on it. 427 13.7 to 1 compression!

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...9/photo2-2.jpg

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...19/photo32.jpg

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...19/photo-1.jpg

camslambam 12-18-2011 02:05 AM

People actually clean under the hood?

blackonblacksls 12-19-2011 06:31 PM

Yep my car with the black fast with blue letters

PAUL SS 12-19-2011 07:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by camslambam (Post 4183578)
People actually clean under the hood?

Clean, no. Don't allow it to get dirty, yes.

The Stig 12-19-2011 07:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PAUL SS (Post 4191714)
Clean, no. Don't allow it to get dirty, yes.

yup

Nathan Moreno 12-20-2011 12:47 AM

Looking for thoughts on powder coating the stock intake in a "wrinkle Black' finish. It will be subtle but slightly different than factory. Perhaps a more cast aluminum look. I'm going for a industrial high tech look. Not to showing or Bling.

Some thing like this: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=110331

Let's hear it.

PAUL SS 12-20-2011 08:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Nathan Moreno (Post 4192883)
Looking for thoughts on powder coating the stock intake in a "wrinkle Black' finish. It will be subtle but slightly different than factory. Perhaps a more cast aluminum look. I'm going for a industrial high tech look. Not to showing or Bling.

Some thing like this: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=110331

Let's hear it.

It's not metal, can it be powder coated? I thought of painting mine but thought better of it. If it started to peel or flake it would look like crap and I would have to pull it off and clean it up.

BLACK10 12-20-2011 08:38 AM

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heres a pic and vid of my engine bay

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48afe...yer_detailpage

Nathan Moreno 12-20-2011 09:10 AM

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Originally Posted by PAUL SS (Post 4193418)
It's not metal, can it be powder coated? I thought of painting mine but thought better of it. If it startes to peel or flake it would look like crap and I would have to pull it off and clean it up.


I was thinking the same thing....... that you couldn't powder coat the intake because it isn't metal and wouldn't withstand the 400 degree of baking neccessary. But apparently this company has it figure out. They do alot of work in the corvette community.

http://www.peakspeedshop.com/PowderCoat.php

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...006_small1.jpg

bmbbl be 12-20-2011 10:06 AM

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i chromed a fiberglass intake cover on mine

hvychvy970 12-20-2011 01:55 PM

Subscribed.

RED DEMON SS 12-20-2011 02:44 PM

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Just put one of these in there and call it good! :D

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camarossrs2150 12-20-2011 03:58 PM

i just keep the hood closed.:drinking:

67motorcat 12-20-2011 04:30 PM

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I did what alot of other guys here have done.

But I routed the wires where it splits around the oil fill cap to what I believe is a better position.

Also mounted the evap solenoid to the ECM tower which I haven't seen anyone else do yet.

AngelSpeedFreak 12-20-2011 04:44 PM

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Originally Posted by PAUL SS (Post 4191714)
Clean, no. Don't allow it to get dirty, yes.

haha... The hood seems to do a great job of that. I was installing my maggie last weekend and was amazed at how clean the engine was considering that I had never actually cleaned it before :headbang:

lsuguy 12-20-2011 04:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Nathan Moreno (Post 4193658)
I was thinking the same thing....... that you couldn't powder coat the intake because it isn't metal and wouldn't withstand the 400 degree of baking neccessary. But apparently this company has it figure out. They do alot of work in the corvette community.

http://www.peakspeedshop.com/PowderCoat.php

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...6_small1-1.jpg

Look up mike the powdercoater in the vendor section. He is the one that does everyone's calipers. He also powdercoats the LS intakes. :thumbup:

ron10 12-20-2011 05:09 PM

to me , it looks better to just leave the engine cover on . problem solved.


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