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Old 08-02-2013, 05:00 PM   #15
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You doing that 2-tone paint?
I want to, but it's not on the table as a next to do mod. I would love to eventually however. I've only seen a couple cut the same line.
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Old 08-02-2013, 05:04 PM   #16
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It's been a crazy month. Here is an update!!

I came home last week to find my next project at my door!! Engine bay clean-up... Heater hose relocation, fuel line relocation, coil pack relocation, and new valve covers. I can't wait for everything to come back from paint!!

I also got an awesome set of door props. These things are amazing quality!! I can't wait to use them at the next show.

I jumped on the Adam's koolaid train too... After the clinic they put on in Louisville for The Derby City Camaro Club, it was hard not to. What an amazing product!!






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Old 08-16-2013, 08:55 PM   #17
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Engine bay cleanup update!! So I finally phased out this project and jumped in. I'm currently sitting at phase 6. Hopefully I'll have everything buttoned back up and cleaned up in a week or two and actually get some proper photos taken.

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 and install a few additional hose hiders and dress-ups ie evap lines
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Phase 1



Phase 2 -
Heater hose installed. I used JDP's install DIY and it was spot on!! I fully recommend this mod and their DIY. I spent more time draining the fluid than I did actually installing the new hose.
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...ferrerid=47550





Phase 3 -
Pulled the fuel rails off and set them aside. JDP's DIY was spot on for this mod as well. Very easy.
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...ferrerid=47550



Phase 4 -
I used sandable primer and smoothed out the fuse box and plenum cover. I still need to clear everything but they came out better than I could have hoped.





Phase 5 -
Coils came off nice and easy. I hung them and sprayed. I took the opportunity to start dressing up the wiring harness with friction tape and split loom sheathing. Once everything is installed I will finish wrapping. That way there isn't any unsightly gaps in the loom from twisting it around to connect everything back in.











Phase 6 -
I hit a road block last night on this one. I noticed the valve covers and my coil relocation kit aren't made to be used with each other. I didn't want to relocate the coils to the back of the block or to the rails so I had to drill and tap the valve covers to install the coil bracket. More to come...
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Old 08-21-2013, 12:52 PM   #18
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Looks freaking awesome so far man! Keep it up.
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Old 08-21-2013, 02:12 PM   #19
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Looks freaking awesome so far man! Keep it up.
Thanks man. I might be hitting you up with some LED ideas that I got for when I start my ZL1 conversion. This engine bay clean up is killing me though. I can't wait to get her put back together.
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Old 08-30-2013, 11:14 AM   #20
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!!!UPDATE!!!

Got my valve covers back from the metal shop. (I don't have my own drill and tap set so had to go out of house) They are perfect and ready for paint. They are going black and red lettering.



Almost finished fuse box.



I really liked the look of the SSX front bowtie. (http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=243828) I decided to make my own. I still have to get the center bowtie delete and modify it. Work has been killing me though, so hopefully I'll be able to finish this all up in a few weeks.

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Old 09-18-2013, 10:56 AM   #21
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Engine bay cleanup update!! So I finally phased out this project and jumped in. I'm currently sitting at phase 6. Hopefully I'll have everything buttoned back up and cleaned up in a week or two and actually get some proper photos taken.

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 and install a few additional hose hiders and dress-ups ie evap lines
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I am still finishing up Phase 6, but I got a lot closer lastnight. I got the passenger side valve cover on and the coil bracket installed. I didn't like the way it sat on the valve covers at first. The coils sat level "floating" over the valve covers. I wanted them to sit in plane with the face of the valve covers, so I had to bend them a little. They came out great and I think once I get all the wires dressed up and routed it will bring it all together.

I also went ahead and finished most of Phase 8. I relocated the evap solenoid to the side of the fuse box. It really cleaned up the passenger side of the engine bay a lot with just doing that one relocation.

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Old 09-18-2013, 03:46 PM   #22
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Great job, kinda of a shame you had to cover those nice looking valve covers with the coils.
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Old 09-18-2013, 04:26 PM   #23
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Great job, kinda of a shame you had to cover those nice looking valve covers with the coils.
I completely agree and I was worried that I wouldn't like it going in, but I like the old school look of coils sitting ontop. Once the plug wires and the wiring harness gets routed it might be a nice "oh wow" effect when people look at it since it won't be so noticable. The picture is also at a weird angle and does hide a lot of the lettering. It looks a lot better straight on. We will see though... If they don't work out, I'm going to relocate them to the frame rail I think.
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Old 09-18-2013, 04:33 PM   #24
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Can you take a pic showing how the coils are attached to the valve covers?
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Old 09-19-2013, 09:31 PM   #25
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Can you take a pic showing how the coils are attached to the valve covers?
You can see the bracket a little better in this picture.

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Old 09-21-2013, 10:13 PM   #26
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Finally finished all of phase's 6, 7, and 8 tonight!! Tomorrow I'll top off all the fluids and clean her all up and get some better pictures. Can't wait to get her back on the road. Here are some quick pics of before and after!!

Reveal Thread: My Spin on Another Engine Bay Upgrade... (finished)







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Old 10-09-2013, 11:17 AM   #27
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Winter is comming up and I would hate to be stranded in the cold with the only source of warmth coming from a burning down Camaro... I'd rather be cold!!

I took a little time to put together a fire extinguisher mount via this DIY. Fire extinguisher with custom bracket for around $30!

It came out awesome and I was able to use hardware I had sitting around from after the engine bay upgrade. Win win!!







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Old 11-21-2013, 01:15 PM   #28
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I haven't had much time to get out and about, but a few weeks ago I did manage to get out for an amazing cruise through Kentucky's horse country. Derby City Camaro Club also celebrated the end of show season with a nice photo op. It looks like it's mod season again...


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