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Old 02-26-2013, 03:33 PM   #1
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Best my engine bay has ever looked.

Some of you guys may have seen my "to cover or not to cover" thread. Well I decided "not to cover" but that sparked me to clean up the rest of the engine bay because it was really making my good looking coils look like crap. So I went ahead and painted my fuel rails, intake manifold, and throttle body too. Next up is moving the computer to the other side of the firewall and a cover to go over my abs module. By the way does anybody know who makes a cover for that which isnt polished and can be painted?

I think it all turned out pretty good. It is by far the best my engine bay has ever looked.

*edit* I relocated my ecm today I'll get some pics up of it tomorrow. It was super easy and didnt take too long either.


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Old 02-26-2013, 03:36 PM   #2
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Oh and I dont know exactly how I'm going to do it just yet but I'm going to make a fibeglass tray for my vararam that has the radiator cover and vararam tray all molded into one and them im going to paint that as well.
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Old 02-26-2013, 03:45 PM   #3
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Looks great man!!

Details on painting the intake and throttle body
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Old 02-26-2013, 03:50 PM   #4
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Purrdy, mine needs cleaned this spring...
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:08 PM   #5
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Yeah these pictures really dont do it justice its just my camera phone. In person the paint looks so much better.
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:12 PM   #6
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Nice work, I like the natural satin finish look on the manifold.
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:10 PM   #7
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That looks so good!! Less "clutter" look
Great work
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:18 PM   #8
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Nice! what paint did you use?
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:48 AM   #9
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Nice! what paint did you use?

I was also wondering the same thing. It looks nice! Not overdone.
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:50 AM   #10
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Tuck all of the wiring down under the injectors and relocate the evap purge valve to the firewall.
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Tuck all of the wiring down under the injectors and relocate the evap purge valve to the firewall.

Didnt even think to tuck the wires down. Will def do that. As far as the evap goes, and I know some people wont like to hear it, but it will be removed later this year when I build my fuel system to get ready for my stroker. Some people seem pretty sensitive around here about removing the evap since it doesnt hurt performance and "saves trees", but hey I need that evap line as my return fuel line so say goodby to it.
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Old 02-27-2013, 01:22 PM   #12
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i'm no greenie (catless 402 w/ nice sized cam) but i kept mine and just relocated it.
you are right though, it may come in handy for a fuel system build.
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Ok so here is the paint that I used, all of which came from rattle cans.

-Oreilly's grey primer, cant remember the brand but it was nothing special.
-IBM base coat was from automotivetouchup.com
-The silver that was used on the intake was "aluminum" engine paint
-I clear coated over the rails and the intake with Spraymax 2k clear coat. Its a 2 part clear coat that comes in a rattle can. It can also be purchased from automotive touchup.
-The TB is just the aluminum colored engine paint without the clear coat on it.
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i'm no greenie (catless 402 w/ nice sized cam) but i kept mine and just relocated it.
you are right though, it may come in handy for a fuel system build.

Yeah I'm going to use my stock fee line and my evap will be my return line. It will save me a lot of time and money that way.
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Old 02-27-2013, 02:26 PM   #15
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WOW!! that is one clean engine bay! It looks like you just dropped a new heart in there. How does one keep an engine bay that clean? Sharing is caring .
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Old 02-27-2013, 02:46 PM   #16
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WOW!! that is one clean engine bay! It looks like you just dropped a new heart in there. How does one keep an engine bay that clean? Sharing is caring .

perpetual cleaning/wiping down and don't drive in the rain.
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Old 02-27-2013, 02:57 PM   #17
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perpetual cleaning/wiping down and don't drive in the rain.

What he said. Except I drive mine in the rain. I just clean the hell out of it though. You're looking at a 128,xxx mile engine bay with the original engine in it. Ten extra minutes of cleaning everytime you wash it is all it takes to keep it clean.
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That intake manifold looks horrible....












give it to me...
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:07 PM   #19
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That intake manifold looks horrible....












give it to me...

At first I was like but then I was like
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:28 PM   #20
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Nice work, looks good.
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:37 PM   #21
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Nice work. I can never keep the engine bay on my GTO that clean.

I should post pics of the engine bay in the Lumina SS I was driving out here (Bahrain) so you can see an extremely dirty/dusty engine. Seeing it hurt my soul.
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Looks real nice.

Have to stay on top of the engine bay when detailing.
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What he said. Except I drive mine in the rain. I just clean the hell out of it though. You're looking at a 128,xxx mile engine bay with the original engine in it. Ten extra minutes of cleaning everytime you wash it is all it takes to keep it clean.

dang! now i dont feel so bad driving in the rain! The hardest for me is the nooks and crannies. lol
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Love that CLEAN look!
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looks damn good! I got some ss allen head bolts to replace the mounting hardware on mine, nice lower profile and looks clean! also maybe look into relocating the EGR sensor on the front of the passenger head back to the firewall, that cleans it up a lot also!
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:58 AM   #26
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looks damn good! I got some ss allen head bolts to replace the mounting hardware on mine, nice lower profile and looks clean! also maybe look into relocating the EGR sensor on the front of the passenger head back to the firewall, that cleans it up a lot also!

Thought about that but I'll be deleteing all my evap stuff towards the end of this year anyway so I wasnt too worried about it.

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Looks great! Reminds me I need to get a fresh piece of pipe insulation for my Vararam, lol

Lol yeah this is the second piece I've put on mine in two years. So once A year @ five bucks isnt too bad.
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Wish my engine bay looked like this. Good stuff
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Looks awesome! Only thing I would do past that would be to paint the Strut Bar IBM and clear it. That would be the final touches on that engine bay.
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Looks awesome! Only thing I would do past that would be to paint the Strut Bar IBM and clear it. That would be the final touches on that engine bay.

Yeah I can't decide if I want to paint it IBM and clear it, or paint it the same silver as the intake and clear it. I think either one would look pretty good.

I still need to get some pics of my relocated ECM on here as well.
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