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3rd gen engine compartments were boring when new

Post by dine73ss on Wed Jul 22, 2015 10:04 am

Great for our third gen nut and bolt restorations but honestly our engine compartments were boring after gm quit with decals and chrome. My plans when I put the finishing touches on my 73 is go with the camaro Z28 (corvette) valve covers and dual snorkel air cleaner. If gm had perfomance image left in her then, figure they would have used the sbc corvette/camaro items. At least it will look factory installed. Looking toward serpentine setup to move ac compressor over to passenger side and get rid of all the hoses that ran across covering the engine. Factory look but modified. Anyone working on changing their compartments to more personal tastes?
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Post by alowerlevel on Wed Jul 22, 2015 10:32 am

I modified mine slightly Laughing  Laughing  

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Post by ant7377 on Wed Jul 22, 2015 6:04 pm

I'll say! Looks sweet!
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Post by thatfnthing on Thu Jul 23, 2015 8:45 am

alowerlevel wrote:I modified mine slightly Laughing  Laughing  [/url]

Me too.


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Post by Limey SE on Fri Jul 24, 2015 1:26 am

I am working on it LOL does that count LOL  This motor in first pic will look like the second pic when done........... Next week I start up on her again for the Motor swap I can't wait

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Post by dine73ss on Fri Jul 24, 2015 9:23 am

That's more like it! Looks great guys!
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Post by dine73ss on Fri Jul 24, 2015 9:26 am

ABS on a 3rd gen with TPI?! That's definitely a factory look! Wow!
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Post by thatfnthing on Fri Jul 24, 2015 9:56 am

dine73ss wrote:ABS on a 3rd gen with TPI?! That's definitely a factory look! Wow!

Thanks! And because I never do anything the easy way, it has Vintage Air (compressor on the passenger side) and a custom pulley system to go around the electric water pump.
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Post by impalamonte on Sun Jul 26, 2015 5:18 pm

My updated engine compartment.
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Re: 3rd gen engine compartments were boring when new

Post by dynchel on Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:30 am


Mine has been cleaned up slightly.  All emissions related stuff long gone, and all the old school accessories I could find.
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Post by ant7377 on Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:29 pm

dynchel wrote:
Mine has been cleaned up slightly.  All emissions related stuff long gone, and all the old school accessories I could find.
That looks really nice. I need to clean mine up again and detail it
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Post by ant7377 on Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:30 pm

Where did you get the dual snorkel air cleaner?
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Post by dynchel on Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:32 pm

Thanks.  The dual snorkel came from eBay motors.  It is a '73/'75  corvette piece.  They are a nice retrofit since they don't have the thermostat valves that the later ones do. I will add the chrome lid is for a '90 Chevy pick up ...it allows for a large filter element.


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Re: 3rd gen engine compartments were boring when new

Post by Limey SE on Mon Jul 27, 2015 11:11 pm

http://www.ebay.com/itm/dual-snorkel-air-cleaner-/191636948006?hash=item2c9e73c426&vxp=mtr
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