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  • #19806
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    OK, I think this looks better.  There is enough room to sneak 1 hose under the PS pump, instead of taking the feed for the heater at the thermostat housing I could take it from the front of the cross-over passage where there is currently a plug. 2nd hose will still go across the top of the timing cover.

     

     

    Good, thought it might at least give you an idea. Pity to spoil the look of yours with the hoses over the top.

    Damn right  :yes:

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    Thats soooo much neater, nice work.  Its your car so take this with a pinch of salt, but I would have run both your smaller bleed lines down alongside each other on the passenger side with some nice black clamps?

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    Don’t worry, it is an option and the drivers side line is long enough to do it, it was the heater hoses taking up all the room that was the issue which is no more…….  B-)

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    Nice, funny how changing/nailing one thing can sort of flow through and effect others.  Carry on :good:

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    This is what the original plan was with the coolant bypass lines.

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    Yea baby, that looks soooo nice compared to what you had before, love it :good:

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    that’s coming along very nicely mate looking good

    #19936
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    Final major piece of the puzzle arrived this morning.

    Got all the fitting sorted for ECT and heater hoses.

    that’s coming along very nicely mate looking good

    Cheers :-)

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    Mate how clean has that all come up, really like it.

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    Yeah it’s starting to look the part :-)

    First thing after it’s going is to get rid of that horrible water pump pulley.  Something alloy should do the job.

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    I reckon even just pulling off the pulley, (and a few of the other stuff) and giving them a nice blast of satin black would look 100% better.  I mean don’t get me wrong alloy pulleys are very nice, but if you wanted to tidy it up and keep the $$’s down..

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    Yep, I think the alternator/bracket will get that treatment first.

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    and then some nice chrome rocker covers, and then some nice polished bracketry, and then some….., and then some….., and so it goes :)

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    Yea my water pump pulley drove me so took the thing off and put some engine enamel on worked well i think.

    Also on topic of things that look good the power steering bracket and alternator brackets that lowe fab do look sweet those are on my list of things to get. There are some bullet ones on ebay too i like but ebay can be a bit  :scratch: sometimes?? Especially when brackets are like $250 $275 or whatever they are??

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    Do me a solid and paint the rocker covers!  :yahoo:

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    A big solid cam would be nice but would need a decent engine to support it and I’d be much more inclined to go to a hydraulic roller in a 355.

    Had a look those Alt/PS brackets from Lowe Fabrications, very nice but not cheap :(

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    A big solid cam would be nice but would need a decent engine to support it…

    I think you mis-read my post. I only wanted you to paint the rocker covers, not add a solid cam  :yes:

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    LOL,  this is why I shouldn’t reply to posts when coming off night shifts…….

     

    I already have some black VHT engine enamel sitting on the shelf  :yes:

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    Yea my water pump pulley drove me so took the thing off and put some engine enamel on worked well i think. Also on topic of things that look good the power steering bracket and alternator brackets that lowe fab do look sweet those are on my list of things to get. There are some bullet ones on ebay too i like but ebay can be a bit sometimes?? Especially when brackets are like $250 $275 or whatever they are??

    Buy Lowe before bullet. Bullet are rubbish.

     

    But be prepared to wait. Lowe is very slow

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    I know cav doesnt like bullet, but had bullet on my car for a few years with zero problems.

    munch munch ls1s for lunch
    Best 1/4 mile 13.1@105mph 60ft-1.8sec Reaction time .8 sec 0/100-4.8sec

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