Those wires was one of the first mods I did. The ONLY non-stock thing done to the car when I got it from the repo bank was the PO had shoved 45 degree angled plug wires (like you find on a Chevy) down the plug tubes. Took me 15 minutes to pry them out.
I may replace them sometime but as long as they work, they signify the beginning .
OK, got the injectors back from Cruzin Performance. Car runs good in the garage but it is raining out right now. So the test drive will need to wait a little bit.
I had to replace the upper timing cover so I took the opportunity to repaint the cover, mani, fuel rail and took Josh's suggestion and rerouted the throttle cable under the intake. I used the longer of the two brackets that was on the fuel rail and bent it a bit and relocated it to the front timing cover. This will keep it up and stable so that it will reduce the vibration damage that can occur if left to dangle.
I really need to redo the battery tray. It looks bad.
Well, here are the latest pics. What do you gents think?
As a reference, here is what it looked like before.
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cheekychimp Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls
posted 06/12/10 03:59 PM
It's really close and the work really really does show. The battery tray is an easy fix, but should be done as you have stated to bring everything else up to the very high standards you have set with the rest of the engine bay.
Two things I would say if you want that engine bay to gleam as well as be practical, either get the exhaust manifold heat shield back on (or ceramic coat the header) and change those plug wires.
I read what you said about those plug wires being significant Terry but they just don't work aesthetically in there. I understand the philosophy of not changing something that isn't broken, but at the same time your current battery tray works ... it just doesn't look as good as it could. We are talking about looks here. Get some plain black wires in there, get that heat shield on and you will have one of the cleanest engine bays on the forum.
I'm jealous, well done. The hard work and tribulations of the last 12-18 months have paid off. Go out and enjoy driving her!!!
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Well, per this thread, i was inspired and bought a $60 scirocco radiator. It just showed up today. Now i see what you meant about the nipple on the rad. It's a curious thing, really.
Now i'm thinking i'll have to buy a fan setup.. i dont want to do the thru-rad mounts. Also, i need to go back thru this thread and see what you used to replace the factory fan switch.. the hole in this thing is HUGE.
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2012 Hyundai Veloster
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