engine cover on series II - Page 2 - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


1992-1999 Series I L27 (1992-1994 SE,SLE, SSE) & Series II L36 (1995-1999 SE, SSE, SLE) and common problems for the Series I and II L67 (all supercharged models 92-99) Including Olds 88's, Olds LSS's and Buick Lesabres Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-10-2003, 01:53 AM   #11
Senior Member 8-16-02
Posts like a Northstar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 529
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
complinitor is on a distinguished road
Default

I use a drill for pilot holes (1/4 bit), then I use a saw to cut out the areas. I'll be replacing these holes with a metal mesh that will allow air to flow up and over the manifold. I have now painted the cover a flat black, similar to the finish that was already on there.


Notice the V6 is still gray. I have peeled the latex off and cleaned the area. I will be adding chrome paint the the 3800/Series II and the V6 this weekend. I'll post more when that is done.
complinitor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2003, 03:27 AM   #12
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Knox, Indiana
Posts: 398
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
tutu67 is on a distinguished road
Default

Can't wait to see how it turns out.
tutu67 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2003, 02:11 AM   #13
Senior Member 8-16-02
Posts like a Northstar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 529
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
complinitor is on a distinguished road
Default

Here'* the finished product! I'll get pic of it installed when it finally stops raining.

complinitor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2003, 02:44 AM   #14
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
95naSTA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Philly
Posts: 4,508
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
95naSTA is on a distinguished road
Default

i had my doubts when it didn't have the mesh in but now it looks awesome
95naSTA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2003, 03:43 AM   #15
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 409
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
parallelcircuits is on a distinguished road
Default

That looks great. It looks like I can add something else to my list of mods. What type of screen meash did you use? This will be one of my future mods for sure. What did you use the latex for again I don't quite understand the use for it?
parallelcircuits is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2003, 10:25 AM   #16
Senior Member 8-16-02
Posts like a Northstar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 529
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
complinitor is on a distinguished road
Default

And now...on the car!



I used nothing more than gutter guard. It takes a little effort to flatten, shape, and cut the mesh, but each sheet is only a buck, so you can afford a few mistakes. I went through five pieces, but I also went through 2 covers. The first one wasn't cut right and the paint we used was terrible, so I tossed it and used a new one.
complinitor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2003, 08:53 PM   #17
Senior Member
Posts like a Camaro
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Ottawa,Can
Posts: 1,038
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Paulnold is on a distinguished road
Default Dude!

Man that looks Phat . .
Paulnold is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2003, 10:31 PM   #18
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Knox, Indiana
Posts: 398
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
tutu67 is on a distinguished road
Default

First, DANG that looks great, and how do you secure the mesh on there. I'm going to have to try that.
tutu67 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2003, 09:34 AM   #19
Senior Member 8-16-02
Posts like a Northstar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 529
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
complinitor is on a distinguished road
Default

I used a mini-torch to heat the corners of the mesh, then I pressed the red-hot edge into the plastic. They're not going anywhere soon. If I decide to make these, I'll be using an epoxy.
complinitor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2003, 09:58 PM   #20
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Bloomington-Normal, IL 1997 SE
Posts: 3,734
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
macho_mike21 is on a distinguished road
Default

If you could get the mesh to be like a shiny red I would be interested.
macho_mike21 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Engine Cover series II 3800 Snagglefoot General GM Chat 15 01-09-2009 07:23 PM
Series 2 L67 Engine cover on a Series 1 L67? DJ SHO Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning 7 07-19-2004 04:39 PM
series l or series ll engine 95neongirl General GM Chat 17 04-08-2004 07:15 PM
Series II engine cover Custom88 General GM Chat 30 01-06-2004 08:49 PM
Series II engine in a Series I car? JimmyFloyd 1992-1999 3 12-31-1969 08:00 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:45 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.