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Old 10-24-2008, 01:30 PM   #1
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engine cover

I'm wondering if any after market company, or even GM for that matter, will offer the engine cover that was on the concept. That thing was sweet looking. That's the engine cover they should offer in different colors. The option to have a colored engine cover is cool, but for the price they're asking to do it, I'll be waiting for different options.
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Old 10-24-2008, 01:56 PM   #2
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Old 10-24-2008, 02:09 PM   #4
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fwiw, since it's obvious all the billet and shinyness won't make it for a reasonable price; I like the shape of the concept engine cover slightly better...it's so shapely -- looks like armor.
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Old 10-24-2008, 02:51 PM   #5
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Old 10-25-2008, 10:48 AM   #6
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I'd rather have it without the engine cover too. The concept engine cover looks really cool though.
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Old 10-25-2008, 10:49 AM   #7
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That's one clean engine you've got there Wm Holden.
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Old 10-25-2008, 11:04 AM   #8
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Im ordering a 6, and Im hoping the same thing. I think there will be aftermarket covers that come out that will be better looking than the painted versions that gm is offering. Im holding out for a nice chrome cover myself....that would look great when you raise the hood on a victory red camaro.
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Old 10-25-2008, 01:05 PM   #9
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I'll be ripping my cover out.
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Old 10-30-2008, 09:59 PM   #10
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While I like this option, of course, I'll not be going this route. All the performance mods I'll be doing will be internal. Porting and polishing, cam, balancing, etc... so the concept engine cover is more what I prefer. I like to keep parts original, so if GM will eventually offer the concept cover, I'll go for it. Otherwise, I'll just be stuck with an ugly cover until someone else comes out with a good one. Not a big deal, just like the concept better. It's shiny!
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Old 10-31-2008, 12:50 PM   #11
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GM does an awsome job optimising the flow and efficiency of the LS series engines...

I don't know if i would want to pull the engine, tear it down, polish and rebalance ...to gain ultra minimal hp.

But like everyone says...it's your car..do what you want...most of all...have fun!
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Old 10-31-2008, 05:25 PM   #12
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I'm hoping LS3 Corvette covers bolt up because I really can't stand this nasty Camaro cover....a little fake looking is one thing, but this new cover is horrible IMO. I mean seriously it's almost as bad as just mounting it on TOP of the hood to make it seem this big mean engine is coming thru.
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Old 11-01-2008, 12:06 PM   #13
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I'm hoping LS3 Corvette covers bolt up because I really can't stand this nasty Camaro cover.
That's my plan. I would like, however, to install "CAMARO" and maybe "LS-3" emblems in place of the "CORVETTE" emblems. Just got to figure how to remove the corvette ones.
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That's my plan. I would like, however, to install "CAMARO" and maybe "LS-3" emblems in place of the "CORVETTE" emblems. Just got to figure how to remove the corvette ones.
gonna be hard since the covette and LS3 emblems on the corvette covers are molded intentations into the plastic you could always just put a 3d emblem over them i guess
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The engine cover is just about the only thing I hate about this car...and it's the only part I'm interested in replacing with aftermarket. I really hope GM gets the message on this one and does something about it.

You don't see Ford putting this crap on the Mustang...I mean look how much better the Bullit motor looks stock over this fake cover junk:
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The engine cover is just about the only thing I hate about this car...and it's the only part I'm interested in replacing with aftermarket. I really hope GM gets the message on this one and does something about it.

You don't see Ford putting this crap on the Mustang...I mean look how much better the Bullit motor looks stock over this fake cover junk:
for crying out loud....if you dont like it TAKE IT OFF....i know i am
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hmf. I seem to be the only one who prefers the look of a nicely-executed engine cover over a bunch of wires and hoses......
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Old 11-01-2008, 08:59 PM   #18
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hmf. I seem to be the only one who prefers the look of a nicely-executed engine cover over a bunch of wires and hoses......
Nope, I'd rather open the hood and see the cover too. I only want to see all the wires, belts, and hoses when I'm in there to fix something or install aftermarket parts.
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hmf. I seem to be the only one who prefers the look of a nicely-executed engine cover over a bunch of wires and hoses......
I'm sorta in between. The Camaro's covers too much. No cover leaves too much junk in view.

The corvette's cover enough of the ignition coils and other extraneous wiring, etc, but leaves the intake runners exposed. I think it's just right.

IMO, the new engines being completely just don't have the good looks of an old 60's-70's SBC.
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hmf. I seem to be the only one who prefers the look of a nicely-executed engine cover over a bunch of wires and hoses......

The problem isn't because there is A cover it's because it's THAT cover....bulky and cheap looking. I would gladly put the LS3 Corvette covers on, but would prefer it to say Camaro.
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Old 11-01-2008, 11:19 PM   #21
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The engine cover is just about the only thing I hate about this car...and it's the only part I'm interested in replacing with aftermarket. I really hope GM gets the message on this one and does something about it.

You don't see Ford putting this crap on the Mustang...I mean look how much better the Bullit motor looks stock over this fake cover junk:


Agreed ... I love the look of my 98 and 04 Cobra engines ... pure SEX ..

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Old 11-01-2008, 11:38 PM   #22
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hmf. I seem to be the only one who prefers the look of a nicely-executed engine cover over a bunch of wires and hoses......
Nah, I like the covers as well, I just prefer the shiny concept cover. I just hope GM will offer one eventually. I'll give GM the benefit of the doubt and wait a while before getting an aftermarket one, but it will be replaced.

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GM does an awsome job optimising the flow and efficiency of the LS series engines...

I don't know if i would want to pull the engine, tear it down, polish and rebalance ...to gain ultra minimal hp.

But like everyone says...it's your car..do what you want...most of all...have fun!
Yup, I'll have fun with mine. I just prefer to maximize the full potential of everything my car comes with so I don't have to replace vital components. I'll put together a custom engine eventually, but it'll go into a restoration project when I am able to afford one. Likely, a '69 Camaro. The only things I'll replace on my 5th gen. are original filters, plugs, wires, injectors, and fluids. Maybe gears, pumps, and the drive shaft. I will, however, add a suspension kit. I'm weird about the engine for some reason. Thanks for the tip, though!
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Old 11-02-2008, 01:26 AM   #23
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Cover, I don't need no stinkin cover..

Does anyone have a picture of the engine without the cover?
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