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Old 11-02-2004, 06:01 PM   #11
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-Remove thermal under hood pad
-Remove under hood cowl seal
-A manual fan control switch
what will these do for performance? just saving weight? not alot of weight there im sure. fan switch because of the drilled 180 t-stat?
Not saving weight but to let heat excape, I dont know how much it will help on a N/A car but I guess every little bit counts! The fan switch come in handy when you are in traffic.
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Old 11-02-2004, 07:38 PM   #12
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There is not much of an aftermarket for series I'* so Simple things like the ones listed below can help you out:
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=22691 DrJay has found many parts.

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-New plugs and wires and prob. O2 (as for wire don't worry about the hype of the colored ones they will not make you faster, just go with the AC Delco (lifetime) ones, and with plugs I've heard to stay away from the platinum ones, and for 02 AC Delco is the way to go -stay away from bosch-)
Platinum is bad for SC'd cars. I think I remember it bein okay for N/A, Although not worth the money.

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-Remove thermal under hood pad
No. Do not remove this. It'* there to protect the paint on your hood. Let you motor get up to 235 or so and see if you like what it does to the paint.

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-Remove under hood cowl seal
Racetrack only.

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-Lower * thermostat (a 180* drilled t-stat will do wonders).
I love this mod, I hear it causes worry from some northerners because the car will take longer to heat up though.

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-A manual fan control switch
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=16737 Dubbed WillCool.

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-Remove the MAF Screen
May cause rough idle. Be careful with your MAF Screen, the only way to get another is the junkyard or buying a complete new throttle body.

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-A Cold Air Intake that is completely sealed from the engine bay (that is a MUST).
Very very MUST.

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-IAT extension
Splicing the wires is the easy way, There are connectors available to make this reversable.

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-Thermal wrap (over many items in the engine i.e. crossover,headers, intake pipe and CAI, misc. sensors)
You might want to consider ceramic coatings, Wraps have to be replaced periodically.

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-Under drive water pump and alt. pulley, or even a lightweight one if you don't feel like modifying motor mounts.
I don't know of any for S1.

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-MOST of all borrow a scan tool and make sure that all your sensors are not running slow or malfunctioning.
Personally I think you should buy one if you plan on doing extensive mods, Makes it a whole lot easier to give'r a good checkup.

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*Most of this stuff is cheap to get or make it is just labor that you are going to have to sacrifice.
*You can search and find info for almost all these items in the search directory, all of these are bolt on items or un-bolt items. If not post and I'm sure some people will be willing to help!
Bolt-ons will get you pretty far, And We are here to help
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-Remove thermal under hood pad
No. Do not remove this. It'* there to protect the paint on your hood. Let you motor get up to 235 or so and see if you like what it does to the paint.

I've had my thermal under hood protector off since the begining of this past summer. Haven't had any ill effects.

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-Under drive water pump and alt. pulley, or even a lightweight one if you don't feel like modifying motor mounts.
I don't know of any for S1.

The zzp wp ones might be able to work. This is something that still has to be confirmed?
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IAT extensions are not necessary for Series 1.

Underdrive WP pulleys made for the GP will not fit even the S2 SSEi as you might suspect. The motor mount must be ground to clear the belt path.
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hmm too bad about the wp pulley.

I really curious about putting a series 1 L67 tb on there. Is there any reason why is wouldn't work? I know they vary in size according to year with the largest being żż70 mm??
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Stud/bolt patterns are different.
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Platinum is bad for SC'd cars. I think I remember it bein okay for N/A, Although not worth the money.
There is nothing wrong with platinum plugs in SC cars. The Series II L67'* came with platinums from the factory. You just have to get the right heat range. Personally I would go wtih platinum plugs just to save myself the hassle of changing them all the time. The only major difference with platinum plugs is that they run hotter than other types of plugs, so just get a few heat ranges colder and you will be just fine.

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NGK paints a very different picture, Shawn. They say to stay the heck away from platinum PERIOD for supercharged cars.
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Fords SC 3.8 comes with them stock as well, other boards have discussed this, and the heat range thing comes up there too.

Actually the TB'* look the same, the S2 is just rotated around 80*..I'm curious to have both off, and compare. Don't know if it works.
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