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a.morblu 09-18-2013 12:55 PM

My Spin on Another Engine Bay Upgrade... (finished)
 
I started this upgrade awhile back and have been documenting most of it in my build thread, but I thought it was time to create its own thread since it has grown so big. (more detail in build thread)

I don't have a lot of time to spend devote to my Camaro at the moment, but I wanted to start this upgrade for a long time. I had to break it out in phases so that stuff would actually get done and I would have random parts sitting around the garage and me forgetting where they all went...

Phase 1 - Take over garage and build a spray booth
Phase 2 - Install heater hose relocation kit
Phase 3 - Flip fuel rail, set aside to polish, and remove plenum cover
Phase 4 - Paint plenum and fuse box covers
Phase 5 - Remove coils and paint
Phase 6 - Install valve covers with coil relocation kit installed
Phase 7 - Finish wiring harness dress-up, install plenum cover
Phase 8 - Finish fuel rail flip, install hose hiders, relocation evap solenoid

I'm currently sitting right around 6, 7, and 8. About 50% of each step has been completed and hopefully, if everything goes right, the Camaro will be back up and running this weekend!! I'll be sure to post finished pictures.

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Parts!!

http://s5.postimg.org/e60vj2pxz/9f5e...0aa803cb_7.jpg


Phase 1: The lady in my life hated/hates that I stole her spot in the garage, but flowers and candy continues to take care of that :lol:.

http://s5.postimg.org/vlj58kt07/Garage.jpg


Phase 2 and 3: These installs were easy as pie. I like pie!!

Before
http://s5.postimg.org/wz66q52vr/Engine_Bay1.jpg

After
http://s5.postimg.org/u197wfv87/Engine_Bay2.jpg


Phase 4 and 5: The plenum cover is a pain to paint. There was a lot of sanding to get the texture out, but everything came out better than I thought they would.

http://s5.postimg.org/qk75tgw5z/Plenum3.jpg

http://s5.postimg.org/xyj5zzutz/20130827_221358.jpg

http://s5.postimg.org/4c36gc2jb/Coils2.jpg

http://s5.postimg.org/da6d7qdhz/IMG_20130917_192157.jpg


Phase 6, 7, 8: It is still a mess, everything is starting to come together!!

http://s5.postimg.org/3zu9472s7/IMG_20130906_231935.jpg

http://s5.postimg.org/4dvl3smvr/IMG_20130917_191819.jpg

http://s5.postimg.org/az3pptdcn/20130917_210229.jpg

JDP Tyler 09-18-2013 01:35 PM

Nice work! Looking forward to seeing the finished product!

Best regards,

Tyler
888-308-6007

a.morblu 09-18-2013 02:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sales@JDP (Post 7014025)
Nice work! Looking forward to seeing the finished product!

Best regards,

Tyler
888-308-6007

Thanks! JDP's relocation kits are great! Very easy step by step DIY guides from you guys. Those really helped since I couldn't sit down and do all the mods in a short period of time. There would have been now I would have remember what step I needed to do next if it wasn't for them!

mliebs 09-18-2013 05:32 PM

Nice job. It's going to look pretty sharp when it's finished.

JDP Tyler 09-18-2013 05:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by a.morblu (Post 7014233)
Thanks! JDP's relocation kits are great! Very easy step by step DIY guides from you guys. Those really helped since I couldn't sit down and do all the mods in a short period of time. There would have been now I would have remember what step I needed to do next if it wasn't for them!

Nice! Glad to hear our write ups are helping so much! I appreciate your business and support! Let us know if you can help you any more along the way! :thumb:

Best regards,

Tyler
888-308-6007

a.morblu 09-21-2013 11:09 PM

Finished everything tonight. Tomorrow I'll get everything cleaned up and get some better pictures. I have a few more parts to get, but it's pretty much finished.

http://s5.postimg.org/ua5yuoz4n/20130803_173558.jpg

http://s5.postimg.org/l13skkq8n/20130803_173542.jpg

http://s5.postimg.org/jbupciajb/20130921_220542.jpg

DarkCry956 09-21-2013 11:49 PM

:w00t: That looks good

The Blue Ox 09-22-2013 12:19 AM

Good job! Looks ALOT better!!:happy0180:

IOM Black Diamond 09-22-2013 01:42 AM

Wow that looks great. Where did you get your Valve covers?

2010 SSRS 09-22-2013 01:45 AM

too bad the valve covers did not show more, they look so awesome

Apex Motorsports 09-22-2013 08:50 AM

That looks great. Congrats!

vroomapunk 09-22-2013 10:04 AM

looks great man! Ill have to set some extra time to do this when i have my engine apart for the cam job. What kind of paint did you use?

Denis 09-22-2013 11:15 AM

Looks great. I'd like to do a few of those things myself.

Jus1dab 09-22-2013 12:09 PM

I like that look a lot! good job. Love the paint booth.

thahemp 09-22-2013 01:11 PM

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Nice work. I can vouch for the plenum cover being a PITA to sand down. The fuse box cover sucked too! I think your plenum cover came out better than mine did. I'll probably have to redo mine one of these days. I did pretty much the same as you, but I elected to spray the fuel rails too.

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a.morblu 09-22-2013 07:04 PM

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Originally Posted by IOM Black Diamond (Post 7025407)
Wow that looks great. Where did you get your Valve covers?

Thanks. They are in the gm parts catalog, put I got them from Pace.

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Originally Posted by 2010 SSRS (Post 7025410)
too bad the valve covers did not show more, they look so awesome

I completely agree. I might still relocated the coils to the frame rails, but I actually really like the look.

Quote:

Originally Posted by vroomapunk (Post 7025760)
looks great man! Ill have to set some extra time to do this when i have my engine apart for the cam job. What kind of paint did you use?

I used high temp epoxy on the valve covers since they sit right over my headers, GM bright red touch up paint cans for the coils, and a lot of sandable primer and high gloss spray for plastic.

Also some people asked me about what sheething I used. I didn't want to depin everything so I got F6 split loom. It comes in black, silver, and gold I think. I grabbed 10' of each of the 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, and 1". I picked it up from cabletiesandmore.

DarkCry956 09-22-2013 08:04 PM

Thanks man that's exactly what I wanted to know!!! I actually like the coils over the valve covers. I looked at all they had to offer and ended up with the Holley valve covers. Not because of the price but I liked the look over the rest. Personal preference

IOM Black Diamond 09-23-2013 02:17 AM

Thank you for the info. They look great.


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