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Show us those engine bays
« on: November 24, 2019, 01:43:41 AM »
As I disassemble my engine and subframe, It leaves me wondering what to do with it as it goes back together. My Original plan was to paint it Pontiac blue (which I like), but my son wishes me to paint the block to match the colour of the car...no not rusty...I thought a thread on everyone's engine bays would be a cool place to start gathering ideas!!

so please, show me your engine bays...show worthy or otherwise, lets see them all

Ill start with my sad looking mess

20190802_133953 by Charles Marson, on Flickr
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Re: Show us those engine bays
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2019, 09:01:08 AM »
Let's see if this works. This will be my first attempt at Flickr...too bad everything else I uploaded over the years is on photocrapet!

These are before:

Engine bay 1 by Jose Mireles, on Flickr

Engine Bay 2 by Jose Mireles, on Flickr

Engine Bay 3 by Jose Mireles, on Flickr


And after:

Engine Bay 4 by Jose Mireles, on Flickr

Engine Bay 5 by Jose Mireles, on Flickr

Engine bay 6 by Jose Mireles, on Flickr
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Re: Show us those engine bays
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2019, 10:45:49 AM »
2018-02-20_09-07-44 by Kerry Grubb, on Flickr
Before installation.
2018-02-22_09-52-01 by Kerry Grubb, on Flickr
2018-02-22_09-52-43 by Kerry Grubb, on Flickr
2018-02-22_09-52-35 by Kerry Grubb, on Flickr\
And after. I have since added new washer bottle and hooked up the air cleaner with a correct hose.
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Re: Show us those engine bays
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2019, 05:29:08 PM »
Right on...very cool!!
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Re: Show us those engine bays
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2019, 10:19:48 AM »
2 replies...that's it?

hmmm.....figured this would garner more interest.
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Re: Show us those engine bays
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Re: Show us those engine bays
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2019, 06:28:04 PM »
Mine will have body color inside hood with semi flat black inner fenders & core support. Bottom of floor is body color like the trans tunnel.



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Re: Show us those engine bays
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2019, 08:27:53 PM »
2 replies...that's it?

hmmm.....figured this would garner more interest.

Ive got one but its a pain to link it from Flickr with my phone. I will have it up Monday when i am at my office computer and can snag the BB code.
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Re: Show us those engine bays
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2019, 03:52:11 AM »
I wish I could send you the app I use to get the BB code from your phone but they removed it from the app stores (it was free).
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Re: Show us those engine bays
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2019, 11:54:26 AM »
Here's mine...

IMG_0243 , on Flickr
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Re: Show us those engine bays
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2019, 01:46:03 PM »
Here's mine - before and after the rebuild.



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Re: Show us those engine bays
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2019, 08:27:42 PM »
Go Gold baby!


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Re: Show us those engine bays
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2019, 01:51:12 PM »
All of those look stunning!!!
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Re: Show us those engine bays
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2019, 02:41:39 PM »
i don't really have an engine bay right now ... but ... i looked like this at the time i tore my car down.

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Re: Show us those engine bays
« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2019, 07:02:47 AM »
Looks very much like mine did when I stripped it down 20 years ago.

Thank you
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Re: Show us those engine bays
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2019, 08:45:35 AM »
Ok, as promised..............a third gen engine bay.   I'll be tidying up the plug wires over the winter.
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Re: Show us those engine bays
« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2019, 03:32:02 PM »
Looks really nice Bill, I had a 96 Z28 and could never get that main runner (or whatever its called) to look that good.
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Re: Show us those engine bays
« Reply #16 on: December 02, 2019, 03:43:00 PM »
Looks really nice Bill, I had a 96 Z28 and could never get that main runner (or whatever its called) to look that good.

Thanks!  The LT1 plenums seem to oxidize worse than the TPI plenums.  I use Adams all purpose cleaner(don't let it sit too long) and wipe it off with a terry cloth towel.  That keeps it bright.  Our Aztek has a raw aluminum upper intake that was oxidized so I used a Brillo pad to scrub after applying the all purpose cleaner.  Works really well.
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Re: Show us those engine bays
« Reply #17 on: December 02, 2019, 05:03:11 PM »
Don't know what it is about that intake, but I love em.

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Re: Show us those engine bays
« Reply #18 on: December 02, 2019, 06:18:47 PM »
I just happened to have detailed under the hood of the 25th anniversary car this weekend.

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Re: Show us those engine bays
« Reply #19 on: December 03, 2019, 08:40:36 AM »
Another nice looking 'bay. I need to do a once over on mine. It looks pretty decent but just doesn't have that 'pop'. What can I do to clean up the fan shroud. That seems to be the weak point.
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Re: Show us those engine bays
« Reply #20 on: December 03, 2019, 08:54:34 AM »
Clean well with soap and water. Use some type of plastic/trim restoring wipe.
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Re: Show us those engine bays
« Reply #21 on: December 03, 2019, 09:05:55 AM »
Very motivating, all those bays. This is exactly what I was wanting...various bays, combos, years etc etc.

thank you
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Re: Show us those engine bays
« Reply #22 on: December 07, 2019, 10:17:43 PM »
Another nice looking 'bay. I need to do a once over on mine. It looks pretty decent but just doesn't have that 'pop'. What can I do to clean up the fan shroud. That seems to be the weak point.

Get a new one?
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Check out my resto thread:  http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=48626.0

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Re: Show us those engine bays
« Reply #23 on: December 09, 2019, 12:34:58 PM »
Another nice looking 'bay. I need to do a once over on mine. It looks pretty decent but just doesn't have that 'pop'. What can I do to clean up the fan shroud. That seems to be the weak point.

Get a new one?


OMG...almost spit my coffee all over the computer...that made me laugh
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Re: Show us those engine bays
« Reply #24 on: December 09, 2019, 12:36:35 PM »
So here is what it looked like when I brought it out to my grandfathers to strip apart for it's rebuild so many years ago!!



20191209_081017 by Charles Marson, on Flickr
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Re: Show us those engine bays
« Reply #25 on: December 10, 2019, 09:06:57 PM »
Another nice looking 'bay. I need to do a once over on mine. It looks pretty decent but just doesn't have that 'pop'. What can I do to clean up the fan shroud. That seems to be the weak point.

Get a new one?


OMG...almost spit my coffee all over the computer...that made me laugh

Hehehe glad I could help.
1976 T/A 400, 4-speed swap.... 

Check out my resto thread:  http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=48626.0

It's all trial and error until something lines up...

Re: Show us those engine bays
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