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Old 02-21-2017, 10:10 AM   #346
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What a neat idea on the front LEDs. Its hard to tell in the pic... the light just reflects off the paint from behind the bumper?
That's exactly right. The strip is bonded to the inside of the bumper. It's a bit darker (due to my black paint) so I will be adding some hidden aux turn signal lighting to ensure enough 'splash' of light.

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Old 03-03-2017, 07:21 PM   #347
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C3 Corvette Cold Air Intake

Thanks to Flemming for the cold air intake idea from the Pontiac GTO. There will be some further modifications with the L88 hood, but I think it provides at good balance between cold air delivery, functionality & looks.

The lower tray is connected to the radiator shroud with push pins for easy access & removal.

Also have the rad filled. Overflow bottle installed to inner fender at the rad shroud area. Looks great. Soon the car will be ready for a trip around the block!







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Old 03-03-2017, 08:00 PM   #348
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This is the best cai setup I have seen on an ls swapped c3 yet.
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Might have to steal this idea..Excellent!
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Old 03-05-2017, 05:56 AM   #350
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Thanks guys!

But I have to give the credit to Flemming23. I tripped across his posting a while ago and haven't seen a better solution:

http://www.digitalcorvettes.com/foru...d.php?t=228930

I just made some modifications to it. Trimming out the area where the radiator cap is & attaching it to the front of the rad support. My MAF is a Texas Speed version with the honeycomb 'air straightener' built in. More modification/tuning will likely be required to seal the area to the hood, but that's a ways off yet....


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One thing I did with the filter was use a factory C6 intake coupler. It helped position the filter a bit better in the tray and was the perfect size. I tried using metal MAF tubes and silicone couplers but they did not work well enough in my application.

Here is a stock photo for reference.


Edit - I just checked my thread you referenced, I guess I posted updated photos in there.

Wish I could use it on my new motor swap....not sure what I am going to do for cool air now. I did think it was a very good solution, albeit a bit expensive considering what it actually came with.
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I did think it was a very good solution, albeit a bit expensive considering what it actually came with.
Agreed!
Keep that in mind, my unit was almost $200!!! Very pricy for what you get. That was a hard one to quantify.

In other words, 'That SOB better work for that $$$'...
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This is the best cai setup I have seen on an ls swapped c3 yet.
I agree. That looks great.
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Old 03-08-2017, 03:38 PM   #354
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That looks really good. Hopefully you will not have trouble tuning it with the throttle blade that close behind the MAF. I have heard different opinions on that factor so I hope it works out well for you.
I made a kind of similar setup for a car from fiberglass and had a hard time getting the "walls" of the enclosure to seal up against the hood. It was compounded by the motors being offset, so if you get one side right, it does not transfer to the other side. I messed around with it for hours and finally came up with this:
I cut cardboard and hot glued it to the perimeter of the enclosure vertically. I took some large finish nails and put them into the cardboard edge just enough to secure them. I closed and then opened the hood and had a perfect representation of what the sides needed to be. So I transferred that to a template and went to town. If that made no sense here is a photo :-)


Keep at it. Looking really good.
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That looks really good. Hopefully you will not have trouble tuning it with the throttle blade that close behind the MAF. I have heard different opinions on that factor so I hope it works out well for you.
I made a kind of similar setup for a car from fiberglass and had a hard time getting the "walls" of the enclosure to seal up against the hood. It was compounded by the motors being offset, so if you get one side right, it does not transfer to the other side. I messed around with it for hours and finally came up with this:
I cut cardboard and hot glued it to the perimeter of the enclosure vertically. I took some large finish nails and put them into the cardboard edge just enough to secure them. I closed and then opened the hood and had a perfect representation of what the sides needed to be. So I transferred that to a template and went to town. If that made no sense here is a photo :-)

Keep at it. Looking really good.
Makes perfect sense! The pictures always help too! Nice problem solving there, very ingenious. Added to the 'to do' list.
As always, thanks Brent!

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C3 Corvette rear bumpers installed

Had the original bumpers stripped and re-chromed.
Man do they look good!!!





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C3 Corvette Sidepipe Installed

Both sides installed. Will be firing it up and let it heat cycle soon!!!

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Damn that looks good!
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Both sides installed. Will be firing it up and let it heat cycle soon!!!

All of the chrome and polish is looking awesome against that paint color. Can't wait to see it on the ground with the wheels on it. You are getting really close now!
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Steve, who did you use to have the bumpers re-chromed?
That car is looking just killer btw... The color is awesome.
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