Engine Bay Gallery! Please add your own!

Keeping it sharp - paint, wax, detailing, etc.
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RRoller123
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Re: Engine Bay Gallery! Please add your own!

Postby RRoller123 » Sat Aug 20, 2016 12:40 pm

I think a bright red works pretty well. Rustoleum 2X Gloss Apple Red, holds on plastic.

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Re: Engine Bay Gallery! Please add your own!

Postby Redline » Sat Aug 20, 2016 3:56 pm

I quite like the yellow as a unique trait share on many old Fiat motors. Makes me smile each time I open the hood.

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Postby chrisg » Sat Aug 20, 2016 5:41 pm

nice BC! is that a 123 distributor?
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Re: Engine Bay Gallery! Please add your own!

Postby Redline » Sun Aug 21, 2016 4:23 am

Yes, it's from 123ignition in the Netherlands.
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Postby Texsardo » Thu Aug 25, 2016 5:10 pm

Just a guestion. My engine is black. Its in fair condition. Has anyone ever used truck bed liner paint? Would it be too dull ? Engine components are red, black, polished aluminum. :mrgreen:

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Postby Texsardo » Thu Aug 25, 2016 5:20 pm

Sorry forgot to load photo. I am questioning if anyone has used truck bed liner paint on compartment.

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And after but not finished.
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Postby So Cal Mark » Fri Sep 16, 2016 12:26 am

Here's an 84 engine bay, we're just finishing up the installation of a performance head with port and polish, FI street cams, oversize valves, MLS gasket and head stud kit.
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Postby So Cal Mark » Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:21 am

and with the final details wrapped up;
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Re: Engine Bay Gallery! Right after rebuild

Postby RMaxfield » Mon Dec 19, 2016 3:49 pm

Here is my engine right fter rebuild without cleaning up. Still a lot of work to go but it is super smooth and purrs!

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Postby v6spider » Mon Dec 26, 2016 8:44 pm

Got a new stainless flex radiator hose for Christmas!Image

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Re: Engine Bay Gallery! Please add your own!

Postby Sparky » Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:51 pm

kmac33 wrote:Try to guess which is before resto-mod and which is after.
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I found one of those timing belt covers in the collection of spare parts that came with one of my Spiders and I've been wondering if it was even for a Spider.

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I'll have to look around for some of your other posts. I'm curious where you found that radiator (cross-flow with the rear-ward neck for hood clearance, nice!) as well as how your cooling system is plumbed as you've eliminated the T and extra coolant hoses. Did I read you're running a Microsquirt as well?
Overall, what a great looking engine bay!
-= 1978 Fiat Spider =-

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Re: Engine Bay Gallery! Please add your own!

Postby ebrown0104 » Sat Feb 04, 2017 11:06 am

Sparky wrote: I'm curious where you found that radiator (cross-flow with the rear-ward neck for hood clearance, nice!) as well as how your cooling system is plumbed as you've eliminated the T and extra coolant hoses. Did I read you're running a Microsquirt as well?
Overall, what a great looking engine bay!

I did the thermostat conversion on my car also, and for the thermostat housing I found one on eBay for around $40 or so, but they are relatively rare. The thermostat, gaskets, and top hose came from Autoricambi (part #'s CO3-425, CO9-413, GA1-402) and the bottom hose came from Rock Auto (Gates part #21897).

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Re: Engine Bay Gallery! Please add your own!

Postby PhillySpider » Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:50 am

fiatmike124 wrote:Finally at a point when I can post pictures in this thread....


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Just starting to look into silicone hoses...what are the sizes? I've seen 4mm, 12mm etc...how many feet of each etc? Thanks!

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Re: Engine Bay Gallery! Please add your own!

Postby Odoyle » Sun Mar 05, 2017 3:39 am

Factory 83
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Postby jefftobrocke » Sun Mar 05, 2017 3:27 pm

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