Engine Cover Spitballing

Discussion in 'Generation 4 - Exterior Mods' started by skyshadow07, Jan 13, 2020.

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How does the engine cover look?

  1. Looks great

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  2. terrible, kill it with fire

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  3. With some revision (Which I included) could be great

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  1. skyshadow07

    skyshadow07 SHO Member

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    I have been looking for ways to cover the wiring and sensors a little in the engine bay without having the massive heat soaker of the stock engine cover. I recently drafted this design then printed it on my 3D45 for fitment. I'm curious about opinions. The final product would, of course, be metal. Most likely burned stainless or anodized aluminum. Mounting is using two of the stock engine cover mount holes with risers. Anyways, Tell me what you think.
     

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    Maybe lose it if its a race car but as a road driven car i think those engine covers also help put out fires with the material under it. With the hpfp right under the cover, id keep it on.

    My cover is not installed and hasnt been in a while but i want to put it back on an maybe take it off a show or something
     
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    not really a fan, sorry bud.
     
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    Nothing to be sorry about. It's not my life's work. Also, nothing getting better without unbiased input. You have any pointers or you with yaycandy, You run stock?
     
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    yea I'm stock. gonna hydrodip it eventually but I don't like the rats nest underneath so I keep it hidden.
     

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    Yeah it’s not like there’s a dual quad with some 4V Hollys under there. I understand where you’re coming from with heat but really there isn’t anything to see, more so, it’s junk you don’t want to see. I like where your head is at though. I’d go the route of the same shape as stock with vent holes. Maybe eliminate the part around the oil cap and put slits where the stripes are on top.
     
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    Slits where strips are? I'm not following on that part.
     
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    I think he's talking about this...(I used his picture and drew blue lines on the strips he is referring to).[​IMG]

    Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
     
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    That’s the one
     
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    hmm I like where you're heading with this... I may need to pick up a spare engine cover to play with...
     
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    Ok, I'm following. How about losing the area to the passenger side and the oil cap surround? I attached a cut line on the pic. I would, of course, keep and move over the SHO.
    ECv1.jpg
     
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    I’d say that’s a bit too much off. I’d lose only the cap portion, and keep the hole for the dipstick. I think without the oil cap portion though it would lose support up front.
     
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    yeah, that reason and weight are why I'm trying trim useless pieces of the cover off. The portion to the passenger is covering the throttle body which looks nice. If I fab that big of a cover in any metal, that is thick enough to not vibrate and rattle, it would weigh an arm and leg. Even aluminum that size would be hefty.
     
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    mine didnt come with an engine cover lol
     
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    I'm never going to use mine, if you lived closer I would give it to you.
     
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    Always wrenching on it and working on it would just get in the way lol thanks though
     
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    Here's what we did to my wife's engine cover. It is painted in the same color as the striping we painted on the car. The fuse box cover is also painted the same. Need to touch up the cover when we paint the radiator cover this spring.
     

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    RAYJAY WHO ME ?

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    here is the cover hydrodiped. 20180527_184215.jpg
     

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