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Old 04-02-2008, 12:23 AM   #31
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I'm going to Hijack My own thread here and Make this a "Progress thread"

So what I've done so far is Replace the Hub/Wheel Speed Sensor Because the WSS wire Snaped off Clean inside, We then found that the Old HUB was compleatley seized and appears to have been so for a while, So I wonder how long thats been holding my car back...

Next on the list was a simple appearance Mod, which was the install of my Polished Aluminum F body Valve covers...
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Next I installed My New INTENSE 3" FWI
I already Had a Single washer bottle installed from last year for this project but the tubing I had then just wasn't the most ideal for the project..
I got to really awesome clamp/holders from my uncle for my Filter and evap canister
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Got everything bolded into place
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Then I mounted the evap canister using the same style holder (larger 5" dia one)
and a 3" extention of the wires to the can..
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I still have to make a new pipe for the filter end of the FWI to make room to install the IAT sensor, but that shouldn't be too long now..

Also I started my hood vent project after I devised a way to get the affect I want when I install them...
I made up a Two part template to make recessed mount'*

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started builing it out of steel, but I had to stop because I have no way today to cut the thinker 3/32 steel..
3/32
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plane sheet metal (dont mind the surface rust )
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This pic shows how the vent will be level when the project is done.
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  • On the list so far..
    3" FWI w/9" long K&N Filter DONE
    NEW ACDELCO Water pump (new design fins)
    NEW Harmonic Balancer for a '92 (not a Frankenstiened '93 HB)
    NEW Cam & Crank sensors
    NEW HUB/WSS DONE
    NEW MagnaFlow Cat (forgot I had it, May not need it, BUT I'll replace anyway)
    Some engine dress up items Part done

    Wishlist
    Install hoodvents and repaint hood Started
    Refinish GXP wheels
    Redo roof liner (BAD sag over the winter )
    Lower car????
    CUSTOM dash trim (I got an Idea thats NEVER been done/tried before )


Anyone have anymore Ideas to add to my List'*?
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VERY nice Peter.
Can't wait to see the finished product.
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Hood vents don't require repainting the whole hood, and lose that OEM mesh in them. The gutter-guard looks SO much nicer.
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Hood vents don't require repainting the whole hood, and lose that OEM mesh in them. The gutter-guard looks SO much nicer.
Hood has to be repainted one way or the other,

the original paint thats underneath was 'checking' when I did the paint job before, I thought that sanding it and puting a high build primer would fix it, but it came back.... twice!

and the way I'm doing te vents I will have to do a repaint, thats why I dont think anybody else will be doing it this way
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looks good, were did you get those clamps for the cai?
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He has to repaint the hood anyway if he wants to recess the vents.
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i was trying to think of some way to recess the vents in my hood, but it was all way to much work for me. They are gonna look awesome!
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looks good, were did you get those clamps for the cai?
From my uncle, He works for an electric motor distributer, so I got a deal on them
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i was trying to think of some way to recess the vents in my hood, but it was all way to much work for me. They are gonna look awesome!
You can be like me and John.

If the SLE doesn't sell, I may just install my spare set in that.
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I like the recessed vent plans, might have to try that...I have a spare hood anyway.

Nice work. Look'n good and can't wait to see the rest of you plans come to life!
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