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Reply #90 - Oct 30th, 2009 at 11:16am

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First you need someone strong to set it back in after it's all clean
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Reply #91 - Oct 30th, 2009 at 11:50am
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Alan, after you find someone like that  Shocked to set it back in, how do you keep it looking like that way and still drive the car weekly?

Dale
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Reply #92 - Oct 30th, 2009 at 12:41pm

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Well I could tell you my wife cleans it , but that would be a lie. Roll Eyes When I first did the engine in 2003 I cleaned up the engine compartment..then again in 2008 & this time better. All I do is wipe it down every once in awhile, but I do have a lift so I can get under neat easily too. It looks cleaner in the pictures I think, but you can touch anything in there & not get your fingers dirty. All my cars have clean engines & I have pressure washed a few in my time. I don't like working on dirty Angry engines. Jack (either one) should pipe in here he's the detailer Cheesy
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Reply #93 - Oct 30th, 2009 at 2:03pm
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Am I the only one installing a TPI engine into my C3?

I would post a photo except I'm in the process of disassembling it.  But, I would like to see some others' work.
 
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Reply #94 - Nov 2nd, 2009 at 8:29am

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68-73 wrote on Oct 30th, 2009 at 12:41pm:
Well I could tell you my wife cleans it , but that would be a lie. Roll Eyes When I first did the engine in 2003 I cleaned up the engine compartment..then again in 2008 & this time better. All I do is wipe it down every once in awhile, but I do have a lift so I can get under neat easily too. It looks cleaner in the pictures I think, but you can touch anything in there & not get your fingers dirty. All my cars have clean engines & I have pressure washed a few in my time. I don't like working on dirty Angry engines. Jack (either one) should pipe in here he's the detailer Cheesy
Alan Smiley

The secret is to keep it clean on a regular basis. For me was once a week. Pretty easy if you do it that way. I've seen Alan's engines in person.... you can eat off those motors.
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Reply #95 - Nov 2nd, 2009 at 11:35am

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My shiny stuff is mostly polished aluminum,& I've found that no matter what I've done I get "stains" on it that wont come off easily.I used Zoopseal on my manifold & valve covers,& they still arent as shiny as I'd like.Would removing parts,having them buffed and clearcoated help?
 

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Reply #96 - Nov 2nd, 2009 at 7:15pm

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Reply #97 - Sep 3rd, 2010 at 10:52pm
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Ok I figgured this out somewhat so here is some of the photobucket pictures I posted a link to earlier!

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Still need to detail it up a bit. Now the next really hard decision is Sidepipes or leave the Straight pipes on... My dad says pipes.... here is a teaser photo from the seller  Roll Eyes

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I know I will take better pictures after she is cleaned up!

Steven
 
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Reply #98 - Sep 4th, 2010 at 5:43am
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AWESOME!!! Shocked  Clean and chromed. Cheesy  Can't beat that. Wink  Good luck with the new vette, Steven.  Glad it all worked out so well for you.

I vote for sidepipes  Wink but I think everything should have sidepipes. Grin Grin

Dale
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Reply #99 - Sep 4th, 2010 at 10:24am

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Steven
Awesome looking engine and great looking car.  We got to see some interior pictures too.
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Reply #100 - Sep 4th, 2010 at 10:51am
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wnmech wrote on Sep 4th, 2010 at 10:24am:
Steven
Awesome looking engine and great looking car.We got to see some interior pictures too.
Rick 


Going to do some interior work right now.... shoulders are punding from just the washing and the 8 /yo is waiting for her ride LOL. Street dance tonight in my hometown so the wife wants it cleaned so we can take it there. I told her the only way I would take the top off is if she did  Shocked Shocked Grin

I got the answer.... Ya Right. Well back to work on the interior a bit, just minor clean up and stuffs.

Steven
 
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Reply #101 - Sep 4th, 2010 at 4:40pm
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Steven, now you need to update your signature. Wink

Dale
 
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Reply #102 - Sep 5th, 2010 at 10:48pm
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Steven, now you need to update your signature.

Dale 


Done but need to get a picture of Bethani driving the new one, or maybe I will leave the one in the middle for old time sake

Steven
 
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Reply #103 - Sep 6th, 2010 at 8:26am
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maybe I will leave the one in the middle for old time sake

Steven, that seems like a really good idea.  Both for you and Bethani. Wink

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Reply #104 - Jan 25th, 2011 at 1:12pm
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Below are pictures of the TPI on my 77'.  The air intake was nearly impossible to run.  Thus the white pvc 3" pipe making the "u-turn" (which now painted black and looks much better) and the 3" metal clothes dryer exhaust tubing, which runs over the driver's side of the engine, down into the space behind the wheel well, where there is a K&N air filter attached.  We extended all the wires on the Painless Wiring system, so that the computer could be placed in the rear area behind the driver's seat.  The engine is not the original engine, but it is a four bolt main, bored 60 over, with a mild cam, roller rockers.  The aluminum rad keeps it cool on the hotest Fl. days.   Cheesy

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