Engine Bay Gallery! Please add your own!

Keeping it sharp - paint, wax, detailing, etc.

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blurple124
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Engine Bay Gallery! Please add your own!

Postby blurple124 » Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:35 pm

Hi everyone!
I am just starting to get to the point of painting and cleaning up my engine compartment, and I thought it would be cool to start a thread of photos to see what people have accomplished/started with for their cars.

So if you would like to show off your hard work in cleaning up your engine compartment or have done some creative things with it, by all means share!

I will start the bar low by posting a picture of where mine will be starting, and I hope to share with you the final results this summer!

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Charlie
1978 Fiat 124 Spider 1800 - Antonia
1997 Jeep Wrangler TJ Sport

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Postby 124JOE » Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:40 pm

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when you do everything correct people arent sure youve done anything at all (futurama)
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Postby azruss » Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:00 pm

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Postby Zippy » Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:57 pm

Just after head gasket replacement.
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Driver side with belt guard in place
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My 74 before I gave it away.
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Postby TX82FIAT » Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:03 pm

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Buon giro a tutti! - enjoy the ride!

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Postby fiatfreak » Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:38 pm

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Postby Curly » Thu Dec 01, 2011 3:23 am

Here's a couple of BEFORE and AFTER shots

SPYDUH's before
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SPYDUH's after
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AC COUPE before
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AC COUPE after
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Postby Raze » Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:12 am

When I bought it (August 2010)
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What it looks like (February 2012)
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Postby fiat218 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 2:37 pm

i see some dont have the timing belt cover on, that is not good ? is it
Jim
east grand forks MN
1970 Fiat Spider BS1 ( Colorado Yellow
1969 124 AS Spider ( building a show car )
1969 124 AS Spider. ( getting the wires sorted
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Postby 124JOE » Thu Dec 01, 2011 3:15 pm

some people take them off some put them on.
wheres your pics?
my girlfriend had a cat under her hood 2 years ago it went like this
she cranked it to go to work and thump thump raowww raowww hiss hiss
so she came and got me.i poped the hood and raowww hiss.
boy that cat was pissed and traped under the belt on her chevy
it wiggled and pulled its self free and bolted away.
no blood,so what do you do?....


if it rips it could dent the hood or cause some damage
but my cover is the only yellow thing under the hood
i leave it on but would like a grey one

back to the pics
when you do everything correct people arent sure youve done anything at all (futurama)
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Postby dantye » Thu Dec 01, 2011 4:44 pm

BEFORE:
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AFTER:
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Postby Zulu » Thu Dec 01, 2011 4:50 pm

124JOE wrote:if it rips it could dent the hood or cause some damage
but my cover is the only yellow thing under the hood
i leave it on but would like a grey one

back to the pics


I think if the belt rips the hood is the least of your problems :).

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New car, in potentia:
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Postby WYSpider » Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:22 pm

Not mine, but a classic.
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Postby DocGraphics » Fri Dec 02, 2011 1:13 am

Heres mine when I got it last spring. All I have done to the engine so far is lunch-box air cleaner, points, cap & plugs.

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I have purchased a 4-2-1 exhaust & am planning on adding 32/36 DFEV & elect. ing. in the spring, along with refreshing all the hoses & belts.
Then its clean...clean...polish...clean!

I know this is not my Spider but heres what I did last spring to my 78 Ford Courier engine compartment.

BEFORE:

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AFTER:
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Don Raugust
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Re: Engine Bay Gallery! Please add your own!

Postby fiat218 » Fri Dec 02, 2011 7:12 am

my cars are in storage . so no photos
Jim
east grand forks MN
1970 Fiat Spider BS1 ( Colorado Yellow
1969 124 AS Spider ( building a show car )
1969 124 AS Spider. ( getting the wires sorted
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