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Old 02-08-2013, 10:57 AM   #273
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Well just got back from the powdercoater today, only took a day and a half to powdercoat my intake manifold, was shocked thought it would take longer. I also had him do my billet pedals that use to be red but are now orange!

The intake manifold came out more of like a polished look instead of a pure chrome but I am happy none the less, it looks WAY better than how it use to. Here are a before and after pic

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(you can see my failed attempt at polishing it myself, also ignore the black sharpie marks lol)

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Now I may or may not add some black to the intake manifold but I am not sure yet, will have to see how everything looks once I put it back together.


Here are a before and after of the pedals
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The pictures of the powdercoating job don't do it justice at all.
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:32 AM   #274
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Looks really good. I like the pedals....They will be outstanding on the ride...

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Old 02-08-2013, 04:20 PM   #275
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Looks really good. I like the pedals....They will be outstanding on the ride...

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Thanks! Can't wait for spring haha.



I added a better picture of the intake manifold powdercoated.
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Old 02-08-2013, 05:31 PM   #276
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Thanks! Can't wait for spring haha.



I added a better picture of the intake manifold powdercoated.
I prefer the look of highly polished over chrome! That IM looks fantastic! Can't wait to see it installed! Nice job on the pedals too!
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:01 PM   #277
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I prefer the look of highly polished over chrome! That IM looks fantastic! Can't wait to see it installed! Nice job on the pedals too!
Thanks! I'm debating if I wanna hit some parts of it with black paint, just don't wanna ruin it lol. Maybe I'll leave it alone till next winter. All credit goes to Powderworth in Marathon NY! Def worth the hr drive down. Now just gotta figure out what I am gonna do exactly with the plenum cover, maybe IOM maybe black?
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:32 PM   #278
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Little update for anyone who actually follows this lol:

I went to Lowe's today to buy new bolts for the plenum cover and my throttle body. I was able to get new plenum cover bolts but they did not have anything close to the throttle body bolts that I was looking for (want them in black). However I was able to buy new throttle body bolts from Summit Racing, the only downside is they are on back order. So I will have to patiently wait. Here is a pic of the plenum cover bolts I bought, they are the black ones on the right:

Now for anyone who may want to replace the plenum cover bolts like I did the size of them is: M6-1.00 x 25. Also the throttle body bolts are basically the same too, they are M6-1.00 x 60.

So other than just going out and buying new bolts I also started to reassemble my intake manifold and stuff. I reinstalled my Black Ice-olator and installed the new plenum spacer (which is why I am even making this post, new bolts aren't that impressive lol) I was really hoping to reinstall my throttle body but I want to wait until I get those bolts. So here are a couple of pics of the plenum spacer installed.



By the way, RTV is really messy haha
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:32 PM   #279
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haha save yourself the trouble and get the extra gasket for the plenum cover...
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:43 PM   #280
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haha save yourself the trouble and get the extra gasket for the plenum cover...
Well I already RTVed the plenum spacer on the IM and plan on using the gasket on top of it lol
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:01 PM   #281
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Well I already RTVed the plenum spacer on the IM and plan on using the gasket on top of it lol
Lol I originally did that until I asked around what the part number to the plenum gasket number was and Jay at mace now was gracious enough to send me one for free

It looks a lot better, bc it looked like the RTV got a little happy and went a little on my IM
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:56 PM   #282
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Lol I originally did that until I asked around what the part number to the plenum gasket number was and Jay at mace now was gracious enough to send me one for free

It looks a lot better, bc it looked like the RTV got a little happy and went a little on my IM
Haha yea some got on my IM too...when I originally installed the ice-olator I didn't have to worry to much since my IM wasn't ported so the iceolator didn't match up so it wasn't too bad to clean it. Since now that my IM is ported it was harder to try and clean. Not gonna lie I'll have to let the RTV dry more and clean it up better ugh lol.


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Old 02-20-2013, 10:03 PM   #283
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Ok, I would love people's opinions on this please.

Background: My pedals use to be Red Billet Aluminum Pedals and then had them powder coated orange. Started to think they could use something so I thought that maybe about painting the holes black. So tonight I got bored and took a sharpie and started to color in some of the holes on the pedals and would like a couple of opinions on how it looks.

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Old 02-20-2013, 10:30 PM   #284
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Better with the black
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:52 AM   #285
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Old 02-21-2013, 04:22 PM   #286
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Thanks for your opinions . Finally finished coloring in all the holes haha.

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Looks way better with black , good work.
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Old 02-21-2013, 04:26 PM   #288
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Looks way better with black , good work.
Thanks, gotta love Sharpies haha!
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Looks way better with black , good work.
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