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Old 12-25-2011, 11:22 PM   #51
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I was looking on e-bay at your mounts did you see it said not for camaro coils, Have you tried to mount the coils on this new mount?
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Old 12-26-2011, 08:35 AM   #52
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...anyone aware if the rotofab radiator cover will fit the CAI intake?
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Old 12-26-2011, 09:31 AM   #53
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...anyone aware if the rotofab radiator cover will fit the CAI intake?
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Old 12-26-2011, 10:17 AM   #54
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I was looking on e-bay at your mounts did you see it said not for camaro coils, Have you tried to mount the coils on this new mount?
They are local to me, so I just drove over. The only thing that's different for our cars is the spacer that separates the coils. Base on my coil pack parts # 12611424, he gave me the spacer that would fit. GM has at least three different coil parts # for our Camaro's. Parts # 12570616, 1257061 and 12611424. You need to make sure you confirm which one you have when ordering a set.
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Old 12-26-2011, 07:56 PM   #55
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...anyone aware if the rotofab radiator cover will fit the CAI intake?
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Old 12-26-2011, 08:20 PM   #56
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Powder coating the GM and FAST manifolds is no problem, we have been doing it for a few years now

Here's the manifold and engine cover album on our site if anyone wants to see some examples
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Old 12-27-2011, 09:04 PM   #57
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Well, here's a little update. Got a few more parts in and I had some time, so I figure I'd do a couple of seemingly easy tasks.

This is the relocation ground cable I ordered from http://Genuinedealz.com
The bolts are from http://store.yoastfabrication.com/se...e-Bolts/Detail




When I relocated the EVAC solenoid from off the cylinder head over by the fuse box, I was left with an empty hole. That's were the bolts come into play.



Looks a little more finished now.



I figured while I was at it, I might as well remove the other bolt that holds the ground cable and brackets. Keep in mind that once I relocate the ground cable to the drivers side, the only thing left will be the two bolt. I'm still waiting for the ARP bolts for the cable. In the meantime, if somebody just want to clean that section up, without relocating the cable, this might be an idea. Plus there's the added benefit that the car probably lost a few ounces in weight, LOL.

Here the finish product.



Quick tip: Bolts are in tight, so don't pull on the ranch so hard that when it comes lose, you end up smashing your hand, ouch! I think it might be helpful to do a DIY on "How to remove blood from your engine bay"



Here's the bolts I removed. For those interested getting rid of some weight, there might be a few ounces of saving there.









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Old 12-27-2011, 09:42 PM   #58
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On a different note; the replacement radiator hoses I ordered were larger in diameter than whats call for. FYI, the hose are 1 1/4 inches not 1 3/4, LOL. I thought when The guy asked me how thick they were, that he was asking me to measure the outside. Oh well, live and learn.

So while I'm waiting for new hoses, I figure I'd modify the factory lines. For those who are wondering why I would want to redo the radiator hose, when installing a Vararam intake, the radiator need to be push forward to make space for the intake. This pushes the hose to were it's very close to the pulley. Plus it crimps the hose were it bends which obstructs the flow. See picture below. I'm sure that it's not a problem running it this way but I figure, If I was going to freshen up the look in there, I should also address this area.

The first thing I did was to clean up the hose a little bit. I took some nail polish remover and proceed to remove all the factory markings. Than I used Mothers "Back to Black" to bring the luster back. Hey, that rhymes, .













Well, you get the idea.

One tip I can pass along... nail polish remover doesn't sit well with open flesh wound just sayin'...

Next, I removed the hose to the radiator. I inserted a piece of 1 1/4" PVC pipe and clamp it it down.



I used the clamp as a guide to run my utility knife and get a clean cut. By pulling on the tube, I could also measure how much I would need to remove.

To get rid of any little strings, I just lightly burned them off with a lighter.


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Old 12-27-2011, 10:09 PM   #59
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While I was at it, I figure I'd replace the clamps also. These are constant tension clamps which I got from http://www.watermanracing.com/Pages/indy2.html

Things were rolling pretty smoothly but somehow Old Murphy had to come into the picture.

Removing the clamp that goes to the water pump was a P.I.T.A to say the least. If it weren't that I was keeping the factory hose, I would have the cut the hoses off and remove the clamp. But because I didn't have the new hoses, I needed to save it. I tried to using pliers to pry open the clamps and pull the hose but the hose was FUSED to the water pump and not coming off.



I pulled on that piece of S#@! every which way but loose. No pun intended. I tried twisting them apart and no can do. You can see how that thing is all twisted but not coming off!



So I figured I'd just hack saw the freaking thing off.



and finally, SUCCESS

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Old 12-27-2011, 10:15 PM   #60
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Old 12-27-2011, 10:27 PM   #61
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Here the evidence of the carnage.



End product for now. Much more clearance between the pulley and hose and a little more appealing to look at.



I'm still planning on replacing the hoses. So stay tuned because the end results will look a million times better.

A couple of tips for those running Vararam. Make sure you take this clamp that on the hose by the radiator cap (similar to the clamp on the picture below) and twist it to where the sharp edges are on the bottom of the hose.



Because if don't, you're clamp will end up eating into your box. Not a good thing.



I plan on redoing the finish on the intake, so I'll fix that later but I figure I'd give you guys a heads up.

Well, now back to waiting for more parts, Mallory cables, fuel lines, etc....Hope you enjoyed.

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Old 12-27-2011, 11:12 PM   #62
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Your doing a great job. Keep it up
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Old 12-30-2011, 06:54 PM   #63
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Guess what I'll be doing this weekend? Because of the lack of space, the biggest challenge is going to be drilling of the holes into the frame. I did purchase a right angle drill. Hopefully it will make things a little easier. For those who have relocated their coils, any preliminary advice would be greatly appreciated.







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Old 01-02-2012, 11:48 PM   #64
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Well, I started on project "relocating the coils" today. The first thing on the agenda was freeing up some much-needed space.

Started by removing the radiator fans and shroud assembly. First I had to undo the hose that goes into the overflow tank. Just pull on it and it comes right off.


Second step; there's two bolts that hold the fan shroud that need to be removed.



Next, you'll need to disconnect the plug for the fans.


Next came disconnecting the water pump thermostat hose. I also disconnected the upper radiator hose. Finally you'll just pull the entire assembly up and out of the way.

With the space to work now, I proceed to mark the area where I will drill the hole.



Finally had enough space to start drilling the hole in the frame rails.

To make it easier to make my mark, I put a piece of tape on the frame. With the bracket positioned were I wanted, I drew in the marks for drilling.


Drilling the hole was actually the easiest part of the whole project. I used a titanium drill bit which I'm sure helped. Picked it up at Ace for under $5.00. I also use a right angle drill which was much more compact to get in there.

In order to make sure the the screws would bite, I made sure to use a smaller bit than the self tapping screw I was using. This made it tough to get the screw started, so I had to use a little motivation.



Tip: Using the socket and extension made it a lot easier than just trying to hold the screw with my hand while tapping it in.

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Old 01-03-2012, 12:31 AM   #65
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The next step was removing the five bolts that hold down the Coil bracket assembly. Two of the bolts are under this wiring harness clamp. You'll pull on the clamp to get access to it.






TIP: The screw closes to the firewall is tough to get to. To gain some clearance, I removed the two bolts that hold the coil to the bracket and move the coil aside.


lastly, you'll need to unplug the coil harness. You will need to remove the green plastic thingamajig by pulling on it.


Before you removed them from the clamp, Make sure you mark each coil.


Once you unbolt the coils from the bracket, you will need to remove the plastic harness retainer thingamajig, LOL.



I used a falt head screw driver for this task.


With the harness freed, I also labeled the harness to match the cylinders.


Since I was going to redirect the wires, I removed all the factory tape.


This will give you an idea of how I re-taped them.


This is the final product.


I found it easier to assemble the hole unit and than mount it. As oppose to only mounting the bracket and trying to assemble it in the car. Trust me, I tried and only had frustration for my effort.

Hers the unit mounted.


I ran out of time...... will continue tomorrow.



It's amazing how much cleaner it looks and I'm not evening getting started. Stay tune.

Any questions or suggestions, feel free to fire away.

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Old 01-03-2012, 08:51 AM   #66
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Subscribed...when you're done you should copy the relocation stuff and put it in it's own DIY
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Let me know if you want to recreate this in a new thread as a DIY. I'll be glad to help move posts around if needed.

Looks great so far!
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It looking good. I cant wait to do this myself. Thanks for pioneering this procedure lol
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Subscribed...when you're done you should copy the relocation stuff and put it in it's own DIY
I will, along with several other DIY's by the time I'm done with the engine.

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Let me know if you want to recreate this in a new thread as a DIY. I'll be glad to help move posts around if needed.

Looks great so far!
I appreciate that! It's almost as much work doing these post as it is the actual work, LOL.
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Well, here is were I started today. What a mess of wires. Putting back the plastic cover is looking like a really good idea..... just about now, LOL.





The first thing on the agenda was to extend the coil harness plug to reach the new location.



To do this, I needed to split the harness.



I used a box cutter knife for the job. I also labeled each injector plug.



Here is were it gets a little tricky. You have a single 12 volt wire that feeds each of the injectors and the coil harness.



Opening the factory splice was a P.I.T.A. to say the least! You'll need to take your time.



I'm also re-making and re-routing the fuel injector harness. IT will no longer run up the front of the engine.



I used a single 14 gauge wire and spliced the injector 12 volt wire. I ended with 5 wires out the back instead of eight.


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Old 01-03-2012, 10:32 PM   #72
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Here's the end result. From the picture it's hard to tell, but each wire was shrink rap. I started with the first plug, I then shrink rap the second and frist plug into one. I than shrink raped the third plug with the other two. Finally the fourth plug. I used three different size rap for the job.

When I test fitted the harness, it was almost unnoticeable.



For the coil harness, I extended the 12 volt wire. I also removed all the factory black tape.



I than re-tape it. Looks much neater. By the time i was done rerouting, tucking and hiding it. It literally l disappeared.



I'm also rerouting the harness that went through the middle of the passenger valve cover.





I removed the fuel rails and clam shell before I called it quits. Until till tomorrow, have a great evening. Stay tune.

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I'm also rerouting the harness that went through the middle of the passenger valve cover.

I can't wait to see what you do with this bundle of wires. I will probably do the same thing. Keep up the good work.
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Nathan How would you like a all expenses paid trip to the D? All you gotta do is everything your doing to your camaro. Do it to mine lol
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Looks amazing and like a project I would also like to do. I need to do some inexpensive mods for a change.
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