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post #1 of 19 Old 03-17-2012, 12:45 AM Thread Starter
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Project Cleaning the Clutter in Our Engine Bay

Hi guys, I'm working on cleaning the the factory crap you see when you open the hood on a modern car. The end goal is to end up with a compartment that looks more like an engine and not a computer or plumbers convention. I've documented the entire process on Camaro5.com. I will be updating on this thread as I have time. In the meantime, here is the link. Project Cleaning the Clutter in Our Engine Bay - Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com

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Hope you enjoy,

Nathan

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Very nice. I may have to steal a few of your ideas. I have the Vararam as well and was looking at ways to clean up the engine compartment some more.

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Thanks for posting ! Very cool. Keep updating here also please
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OP: Nice diss aimed @ GM (sarcasm). Vehicle sales disprove your statement.

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WOW! This is a good thread. Really like what you are doing. I'm into the details also. Sales are great for the car but I'm guessing the OP is doing this for show. It's cluttered under the hood. Engine details get lost with the factory design.

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Very nice. I may have to steal a few of your ideas. I have the Vararam as well and was looking at ways to clean up the engine compartment some more.
Thanks, Let me know what your planning on doing and I can give you some specific tips.

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Thanks for posting ! Very cool. Keep updating here also please
Thanks, It takes a lot of time to post but, I make some time to bring this thread to where I am currently on the project.

I didn't post my location but I'm also in Temecula,

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OP: Nice diss aimed @ GM (sarcasm). Vehicle sales disprove your statement.
Maybe my OP was lost in the translation. No diss was intended at GM.

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WOW! This is a good thread. Really like what you are doing. I'm into the details also. Sales are great for the car but I'm guessing the OP is doing this for show. It's cluttered under the hood. Engine details get lost with the factory design.
Thanks, combination of show and go. The initial goal is about 500hp NA.

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LOL for a second I thought you had a marble counter on your workbench..
Looks good !

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LOL for a second I thought you had a marble counter on your workbench..
Looks good !
Nope, that's his kitchen counter!

And thanks Nathan, now I have to follow this thread in two places?!

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Nope, that's his kitchen counter!

And thanks Nathan, now I have to follow this thread in two places?!
Hey Kyle, I guess I can't die down the kitchen counter as a work bench stuff, LOL. I need your help, I'll send you an e-mail you today.
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Just got the intake back from Mike and all I can say is WOW! Mike did a killer job and have to send out a big shot out for him. I couldn't be happier.





I also changed all the washer to these machined stainless.



Mike did me a favor and powder coated the washer on the Katech tensioner wrinkle black. Looks killer in the sun. I might end up changing the pulley.



Thanks again Mike for all the help and patient in doing test panel and mailing them back and forth. Service is second to none!

The only sad part is that I thought I be done by the time I got the intake back and now I'm further behind than before,
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