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Old 11-11-2003, 07:42 PM   #1
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where do you guys get the vented cover
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we used our old cover and cut out areas and epoxied mess behind the holses after it was painted to our colors of choice. very very simple to do.
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Ditto. A jigsaw or dremel tool would be the best to use to cut it out (I have both, but used a jigsaw). Buy the mesh at Home Depot. It'* in the rain gutter department. Normally used to keep leaves out of the gutters.

Mark the cover with a pencil, and cut it out. Clean it up with a file and/or sandpaper. Paint however you like, then sand the paint off the text on the cover and underneath where you intend to glue the mesh. Use a paint designed for VINYL (flexes when it needs to). I used a metallic to make it look like cast iron.

Cut the mesh and glue it in on the back side. This isn't purely cosmetic, it makes a 10 difference in nosedrive temps on the Series 1 L67. And for the record, I've done 1 L67 cover (mine) and 2 L27 covers. AND JEFFREY COPIED ME! (which, of course, is the best flattery in the world).
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yes i did copy you. , since you copied my car color j/k
Will has some great ideas in his head. and this is one of them !
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Actually, this idea originally came from a Series II cover that Deathrat dug up from somewhere in the days of his Yahoo! Bonneville message board. I adapted the idea from the Series II to the Series 1 SC and NA covers. Jeffrey, I did NOT copy your car color. Pontiac did
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The L27 cover only really goes over the fuel rails, and keep sit all clean looking, wouldn't it almost help in the winter to keep the lines from freezing? They look neat on the L67;* though, series I are sweeeeeeet. Series II is almost necessary for good temps (possible contribution to intake failure?)
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I think all, even the L27 would benefit from this. Josh'* cover looks cool. I didn't think it would even be possible until I started marking and cutting. Your fuel lines under the car are in alot more danger of freezing than those under the hood. A cooler intake is more power. That'* why guys ice down at the track.
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Did you guys mesh the back peices of the cover?
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Ditto. A jigsaw or dremel tool would be the best to use to cut it out (I have both, but used a jigsaw). Buy the mesh at Home Depot. It'* in the rain gutter department. Normally used to keep leaves out of the gutters.

Mark the cover with a pencil, and cut it out. Clean it up with a file and/or sandpaper. Paint however you like, then sand the paint off the text on the cover and underneath where you intend to glue the mesh. Use a paint designed for VINYL (flexes when it needs to). I used a metallic to make it look like cast iron.

Cut the mesh and glue it in on the back side. This isn't purely cosmetic, it makes a 10 difference in nosedrive temps on the Series 1 L67. And for the record, I've done 1 L67 cover (mine) and 2 L27 covers. AND JEFFREY COPIED ME! (which, of course, is the best flattery in the world).
I find it funny how so many of our mods end up coming from a home depot My intake rig did!
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AND JEFFREY COPIED ME! (which, of course, is the best flattery in the world).
Don't forget Will! I copied you too!
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