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This is a discussion on My Official Engine Bay Appearance/Build Thread within the Appearance Section forums, part of the General Help category; Well guys, i hope this is the right place for this. I just pulled the car off the road and ...

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    My Official Engine Bay Appearance/Build Thread

    Well guys, i hope this is the right place for this. I just pulled the car off the road and did a final detail on it before the weather hits. Getting ready in the next 2 weeks to start tearing it all apart for the new motor. I am swapping in a Clayton Racing 383 LT1 boost motor on the new 24x management, full UMI tubular front suspension, Willwood big brake kit, and a new trans. As It all goes back together its all going to be painted, powdercoated, and polished into a full on show car setup. It should be a long eventful winter but the results should pay off in the spring.

    Just a quick overview of what i have planed appearance wise. I will be painting the motor the mid 70s Pontiac Engine color (the kinda darker metallic blue you see on some of the 75-77 trans ams). The valve covers/headers/other dress up bits will be a mix of chrome and silver powdercoating. Planing on painting all the inner fenders and underhood chassis black. Wherever i can manage im going to try to make it look as much old school pontiac with a mix of newschool as I can manage.

    As far as the LS1 style Coilpacks i may try to find a clever way to tuck them depending on what style valve cover I run (if anyone knows where i can get a set of centerbolts that have pontiac written on them let me know!). As far as intake setup for now im going to retrofit an LS1 style box until later on when i supercharge it. I figure for now ittl look nicer than a stock style LT1 intake. Im more than open to ideas and suggestions as I go along. Heres a few pics of her now ready and waiting for the rest of the parts to get here.

    Updates coming soon



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    Subscribed. Sounds like you have a well thought out plan for everything. Looking forward to pics of the progress.

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    Yessir, hoping to have it all done well in time for Carlisle again next year. Looking foward to seeing everyone again

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    I really like the color of your car. Looking forward to see more of it.

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    Subscribed and really looking forward to being updated on the process. Beautiful car!

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    Looking forward on seeing it finished. thats a nice looking LT1
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    thanks for all the kind words folks, should have an update in the next day or so

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    sweet looking lt1. can't wait to see the plan unfold. i second that you have a beautiful garage.
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    ya, that garage is tits!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaxPlusTen View Post
    As far as the LS1 style Coilpacks i may try to find a clever way to tuck them depending on what style valve cover I run (if anyone knows where i can get a set of centerbolts that have pontiac written on them let me know!).
    Here are the new Valve Covers from GMPP. I already bought the PONTIAC ones and are going to have them powdercoated gloss black and get decals made to fill in the lettering "chrome" to match my engine bay.



    Forgot the part numbers:

    12171502 - Polished with no Logos
    19171500 - GMPP/LSX Logo Polished
    19171269 - Pontiac Natural Finish
    19156428 - CORVETTE script Polished
    19156430 - CAMARO script Natural Finish
    19156433 - CHEVROLET script Chrome
    25534399 - CHEVROLET Comp Valve Cover
    25534398 - CHEVROLET Comp Valve Cover w/ Breather Hole

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    Quote Originally Posted by ls1camino View Post
    Here are the new Valve Covers from GMPP. I already bought the PONTIAC ones and are going to have them powdercoated gloss black and get decals made to fill in the lettering "chrome" to match my engine bay.

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    Forgot the part numbers:

    12171502 - Polished with no Logos
    19171500 - GMPP/LSX Logo Polished
    19171269 - Pontiac Natural Finish
    19156428 - CORVETTE script Polished
    19156430 - CAMARO script Natural Finish
    19156433 - CHEVROLET script Chrome
    25534399 - CHEVROLET Comp Valve Cover
    25534398 - CHEVROLET Comp Valve Cover w/ Breather Hole
    Dude, Jeremy. Nice find! I've been wanting a set of PONTIAC valve covers, those are the tits

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    Do they make a gen 2 style though?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BirdCountry02 View Post
    Dude, Jeremy. Nice find! I've been wanting a set of PONTIAC valve covers, those are the tits


    Quote Originally Posted by MaxPlusTen View Post
    Do they make a gen 2 style though?
    Oh, sorry...I read "centerbolt" and assumed GenIII/IV motor...shows how much I know about LTXs.

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