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Old 12-20-2011, 05:09 PM   #26
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to me , it looks better to just leave the engine cover on . problem solved.
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Old 12-20-2011, 06:17 PM   #27
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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 necessary. But apparently this company has it figure out. They do alot of work in the corvette community.
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Old 12-21-2011, 01:37 AM   #28
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Well, I got my flat black powder coated polish and ported throttle body today. I actually mail them my last Wednesday and received it today. Great turn around time.



I installed it and the car ran great. But I'm not sure if I feel any difference on the throttle response on the butt dyno. I order 4 ARP stainless blot to replace the OEM. I guess at least it will look good, LOL.
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Old 12-21-2011, 02:43 AM   #29
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I got mine back together today got the second T/B and the valve covers back from powder coat. Installed the headers while it was down got some Russell classic black traded hose and re routed the oil catch can hoses. Cleaned up the wiring on the passenger side and for the coils. Also installed a set of JBA 8mm plug wires and a set of pulstar adi1 iridium plugs. No problem with the T/B this time. I'v got a polished cover for the brake fluid reservoir and a billet tentioner pulley on the way, and a few other things to get after that. Oh and add a 3 piece front and fender filler panels and yea I'm going to black out around the rubber hood stops.
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Old 12-21-2011, 02:52 AM   #30
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Roctrux, holly Shix man! You have been busy. What a difference since your last update. I like the little touches like the red bolts on the trottle body and coil packs. With the all the red white and blue action going on, I feel I should stand up and solute it, LOL. Very nice job all around, congrats.

By the way, what did you do for the dip stick? Me like.
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Old 12-21-2011, 10:15 AM   #31
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Roctrux, holly Shix man! You have been busy. What a difference since your last update. I like the little touches like the red bolts on the trottle body and coil packs. With the all the red white and blue action going on, I feel I should stand up and solute it, LOL. Very nice job all around, congrats.

By the way, what did you do for the dip stick? Me like.
Thanks I just painted the top of it silver to get rid of the ugly yellow. I should of took the tube to powder coat to but I didn't think about it till I was about to pick up the other stuff, I like the idea of powder coating the manifold I'm going to talk to my powder coat guy about doing mine.
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Old 12-21-2011, 10:41 AM   #32
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Old 12-21-2011, 10:48 AM   #33
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Where did you get that piece to cover the radiator? Did it already come IBM?
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Old 12-21-2011, 10:51 AM   #34
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each to their own....but I personally dont see the point in doing anything under the hood, it still looks like a plastic monster took a dump in there....the only thing I would be proud to "show" off would be some nice fat turbos or a Whipple supercharger. Other than that, there's nothing different about anything under the hood, and if there is, its just coloring. Now the older cars, with no vacuum lines, no plasticky stuff, can look good to me....but again, just a personal preference.
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Old 12-21-2011, 11:17 AM   #35
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Old 12-21-2011, 06:22 PM   #36
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each to their own....but I personally don't see the point in doing anything under the hood, it still looks like a plastic monster took a dump in there....the only thing I would be proud to "show" off would be some nice fat turbos or a Whipple supercharger. Other than that, there's nothing different about anything under the hood, and if there is, its just coloring. Now the older cars, with no vacuum lines, no plasticky stuff, can look good to me....but again, just a personal preference.

that's plastic monster crapping analogy couldn't be truer and is really funny stuff! Cleaning up the engine compartment might not win you the Detroit Ridler award but beats looking at the factory plastic cover.

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Old 12-22-2011, 07:59 AM   #37
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I got mine back together today got the second T/B and the valve covers back from powder coat. Installed the headers while it was down got some Russell classic black traded hose and re routed the oil catch can hoses. Cleaned up the wiring on the passenger side and for the coils. Also installed a set of JBA 8mm plug wires and a set of pulstar adi1 iridium plugs. No problem with the T/B this time. I'v got a polished cover for the brake fluid reservoir and a billet tentioner pulley on the way, and a few other things to get after that. Oh and add a 3 piece front and fender filler panels and yea I'm going to black out around the rubber hood stops.
This is one of the best engine shots I have seen....good job man
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Old 12-22-2011, 08:43 AM   #38
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I use to clean under my hood but that leaves less time for driving.
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Old 12-24-2011, 03:34 AM   #39
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Parts are starting to come in!

Powder coated coil relocation brackets.



Black anodized rails with no logo on them.


Silicone radiator hose. Will need to cut down to size. I'm replacing them because when I installed the Vararam, the need to push the radiator forward crimps the factory hose.



These are the clamps I'm using.



The coil harness on the top is the factory unit. The one below redesign version. This is a prototype and not the final rendition.



Still waiting on many part before I can start the long journey. Cool new product coming from Techafx, replacing all the intakes and throttle body bolts with 12 point ARP stainless bots, Mallory black wires, relocating the battery ground cable to the drivers side, Katech valve covers, etc....stay tune.

Guys, just wanted to give thanks to all the Camaro5 members who have been so generous in freely helping me with their time, knowledge and advice. This is one great community! The tremendous amount of time I have saved by piggy backing off your experience is HUGE. Not to mention, the grief and aggravation I've been spared by avoiding costly mistakes. For this I'm very thankful and grateful!!! I'm sure I'll have more questions as I go, so thanks again in advance.

The name of this thread is "Project Cleaning Up Our Engine Bay and not "My engine Bay" for a reason. I see it as a community effort where we all share each of our projects, ideas, pictures, thoughts, suggestions, inspirations, questions, etc...... Just as I've benefited from certain members in this community, my thinking behind this thread is for all to benefit. This will also keep our pioneers from having to answer the same questions over and over individually. So I encourage all who have made changes, have ideas, thoughts, advice, pictures, etc... to please post here.

For those who rather just keep the factory plastic cover, that's cool too, just no need to reiterate.

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Old 12-24-2011, 03:40 AM   #40
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JMO, The engine looks a mess witout some kind of engine cover..
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Old 12-24-2011, 08:30 AM   #42
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I just polished and painted some parts.
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Old 12-24-2011, 11:52 AM   #44
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JMO, The engine looks a mess witout some kind of engine cover..
Hence the purpose for this thread!
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Old 12-25-2011, 02:03 PM   #45
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Nathon, where did you find the coil relocation brackets and the coil harness?
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Old 12-25-2011, 07:22 PM   #46
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Nathan, where did you find the coil relocation brackets and the coil harness?
From these guys http://www.ebay.com/itm/LS2-LS3-coil...258728&vxp=mtr

Speak with Brent, he was very helpful. kilo-9 is a member here that's already tackled the coil relocation. He didn't use an extension. So I'm going to go with his advice. Without his help, I would be chasing my tail! Once I complete the project, I'm going to do a DYI to take some of the guess work out along with a list of all the parts needed and part numbers.
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Old 12-25-2011, 09:53 PM   #47
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Thanks Nathan. I found some other brackets. check them out. www.automotivedesigneng.com I kind of like these brackets. and theyre $25 cheaper. Im looking forward to the diy
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From these guys http://www.ebay.com/itm/LS2-LS3-coil...258728&vxp=mtr

Speak with Brent, he was very helpful. kilo-9 is a member here that's already tackled the coil relocation. He didn't use an extension. So I'm going to go with his advice. Without his help, I would be chasing my tail! Once I complete the project, I'm going to do a DYI to take some of the guess work out along with a list of all the parts needed and part numbers.
A DIY write-up would be great. I would like to do this soon myself.
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Thanks Nathan. I found some other brackets. check them out. www.automotivedesigneng.com I kind of like these brackets. and they're $25 cheaper. I'm looking forward to the diy
Those are very nice. The only thing I see is they require 3 bolts and it's a PITA to drill into the frame rails.

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