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Old 02-08-2013, 04:31 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, 05:01 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, 04:32 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, 06:32 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, 06:43 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, 07:01 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, 07:56 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, 09:03 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, 09:30 PM   #284
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Old 02-21-2013, 10:52 AM   #285
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Old 02-21-2013, 03:22 PM   #286
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Thanks for your opinions . Finally finished coloring in all the holes haha.

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Old 02-21-2013, 03:24 PM   #287
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Looks way better with black , good work.
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Old 02-21-2013, 03:26 PM   #288
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Looks way better with black , good work.
Thanks, gotta love Sharpies haha!
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:00 PM   #289
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Looks way better with black , good work.
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:04 PM   #290
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So a couple of weeks ago I ordered some IOM spray paint and some black oxide ARP bolts and they both arrived in the mail today.

I'll start with the bad news first. Apparently the bolts I ordered were too long and did not fit for my throttle body. So instead I just used the stock ones and painted them black, still looks pretty good I think.



Now with the IOM spray paint I decided to paint my plenum cover and I think it came out great! That finishes up my winter project on my intake manifold and I can't be happier . It looks fantastic!



Can't wait to install it
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Old 02-27-2013, 04:53 AM   #291
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Looking fantastic. Thanks for the inspiration as I plan to do some painting myslef of those parts in another month or so.
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:05 AM   #292
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Get that thang installed! Can't wait to see it on the engine! Great job man!
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:10 AM   #293
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HUGE improvement! Keep it up
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:13 AM   #294
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Looking fantastic. Thanks for the inspiration as I plan to do some painting myslef of those parts in another month or so.
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Get that thang installed! Can't wait to see it on the engine! Great job man!
Thanks . I can't wait to install it! The lighting in my apartment sucks haha I can't wait till it is sitting in my engine bay with some sunlight hitting it.

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Thanks Nathan, means a lot coming from you!


Next is to move around the hoses for my catch can and see how they look covered up with some black braided hose covers.
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Old 03-01-2013, 03:48 PM   #295
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Woot Woot!!! Did my taxes and got some great goodies in store once I get the money haha. Of course the responsible thing is to save some of it and then spend the rest on:


BBK Ceramic Coated headers with hfc (may tackle the install myself, )

NS-1 Stripes (gotta find a place that can do it for me)

R1 Slotted/Drilled Rotors and Hawk ceramic pads

and a Racing helmet haha.


Safe to say things are about to get way better

O yea, in 2 weeks should be putting my car back together, getting it inspected and taking it out of storage
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Old 03-01-2013, 04:21 PM   #296
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It will sound like a beast with those headers.
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Old 03-01-2013, 04:33 PM   #297
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It will sound like a beast with those headers.
Thanks that is what I am hoping lol, will prob have to go out and buy the magnaflow res x-pipe to get rid of rasp.
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:02 PM   #298
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Thought I would show my build thread some love with a pic of my valve covers and intake manifold together haha. Since spring break just started I am planing on driving home this weekend to my dad's house and will hopefully put my car back together so I can really see how this looks sitting in my engine bay
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Looking good! can't wait to see it back together.
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:08 PM   #300
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Oh hell ya! That's gonna look great!
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