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Discussion in 'Project Progress' started by Sunny Z/28, Oct 7, 2020.
my block is black, but on the next motor maybe silver
73 Type LT. Obviously not finished but I went with a black and machined aluminum theme. The block is painted 2011 Dodge Challenger Mango Tango Pearl as is the stripe on the car.
Mine is essentially leftovers from another engine with a few changes. Went with the red/orange engine paint on the block and the valve covers (originally they were black)
Not on the engine only... I thought it would also look good on the old-school 2001 Rockford Fosgate amps.
Used to race vintage motorcycles, and even from-the-factory-racebikes from the '60's would have absurdly heavy components. I valued originality and used those parts, but a lot of guys that were building front-runner contenders would go to extremes to save weight, down drilling out bolts and running the frame bare metal. I'd always laugh at those guys as extreme until one day I was painting a frame using rattle cans. A small frame would require two cans of paint, and running to the store to grab a couple, I realized that two larger cans of paint we're on the better side of a couple pounds, and that really hit it home that if you took care of the ounces, the pounds took care of themselves. Lol, I still painted frames, because at my level, I saved more weight taking a dump in the morning.
Yep, how about small head, hollowed out/gun drilled Titanium bolts, like for headers and glued on intake manifold with 2 of those bolts holding it down....crazy stuff....love it.
I forget which high end car builder said it, but they imagine the engine compartment to be like a jewelry box with engine being the jewelry. The rest of the compartment should fade into the background or focus you towards the engine. When I did my engine compartment, I followed a few rules. Hide as many wires, hoses, etc that you can. Fill or hide any unnecessary holes in the firewall, fenders, etc. Try and keep a theme going for colors, fasteners etc. The little things add up. Nice fender bolts with nice washers aren't overly expensive, but really tie everything together.
I'm going with Shadow Grey Metallic a current Camaro color.
Left mine pretty basic. I would have liked to get rid of some of the EZ-EFI wiring and fuel lines on the passenger side though but, it is what it is.
Would love to show you a picture of mine, however, it's still in process. A couple of basic themes find their way into all of my vehicles, however... First, I always paint the underside of my hood body color. Have seen several guys doing that in this thread, and I like it. I'll go ahead and put the insulator on, but the bottom of the hood, and the fenders will be body color. I USUALLY paint the inner fenders body color as well, but am using black on my Camaro build. Just seems better to me. I also smooth all of the firewall that makes sense to do, leaving the stock location for the fuse box, e-brake cable, booster, etc... But the passenger side is usually smooth. I even got a Rain Gear wiper set up for this build so the wiper motor is inside the airbox with the wiper transmission arms. Makes the compartment very smooth. Just what I like. I may throw a little orange in there (valve covers), but am leaning towards black engine, black breather, and just body color. Pic of the truck engine compartment for comparison, however the Camaro has a small block and the fender liners will be black...
Zspoiler, where did you get the underhood insulation for your cowl hood?