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Old 03-14-2017, 08:47 AM   #1
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pics of cleaned up engine bays

hello all. i am looking for information and some pics of cleaned up engine bays.
or direction on where i can go and find some info. have an 85 suburban 5.7 350.
live in jersey. no inspection needed/emissions.
I'm pretty sure there are a ton of things in the engine bay that i don't need.
question is do i need to get a different carb and intake to be able to get rid of the mess???
i was looking around and saw a youtube vid where a guy just took a saws all and cut a bunch of crap out. not really what id like to do. just seems there is a ton of stuff in the engine bay. and if i don't really NEED it all, id like to clean it up some.
appreciate any help
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Old 03-15-2017, 12:12 AM   #2
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Re: pics of cleaned up engine bays

It would help to have an intake manifold without the egr and all the rest on it, then ditch the smog pump and plug the holes in the exhaust manifolds. Here are a couple pics of my pre-smog 283 motor I don't have a visible pcv but you do need to keep that..
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Old 03-15-2017, 07:34 PM   #3
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Re: pics of cleaned up engine bays

Mine is in no way a show truck but what I did was to give everything a good scrubbing while I had the motor out. Then I rattle canned the inner fenders and anything else that was black. I made up new wires for the starter and alternator and anything else on the engine. I ran the wires together and hid them where possible. As you can see my brackets on my motor are not factory. I just used what I had on hand and made them work. I also rattle canned the motor and clear coated the intake. I ran my spark plug wires low and made brackets to hold them off the headers. I ran my wires for my 6AL box through the firewall and mounted the box under the dash. I have two power steering belts but it was not planed. I noticed I had an extra pulley so instead of leaving one pulley bare looking like I was missing a belt I just ran two belts. Since these trucks were known for breaking motor mounts I added two short chains for just in case. That's about it for what I did.
ETA, I forgot to say I installed a new heater core and hoses since this picture.


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Old 03-16-2017, 04:34 AM   #4
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Here is a shot of my engine bay.
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Old 03-16-2017, 11:39 PM   #5
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Re: pics of cleaned up engine bays

This is an old picture of my truck shortly before I switched over to an ls1. I am with you 100% on getting rid of the stuff you don't need. I love to have lots of room to work and nothing i don't need in the way.
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Old 03-17-2017, 12:20 PM   #6
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Re: pics of cleaned up engine bays

just a fuel line, heater hoses, a/c hoses, pcv hose and a hose from carb to distributor for vacuum adv. Not sure I'd pass emissions though

AcampoDave - what kind of paint did you use on your engine? That looks good! Is it rattle can or mixed & shot out of a sho nuff spray gun?
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Old 03-18-2017, 10:35 AM   #8
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It's a Duplicolor spray can with a coat of their gloss clear on top. Thanks to TJ for the tip on the gloss clear. It really makes the paint shine.
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It's a Duplicolor spray can with a coat of their gloss clear on top. Thanks to TJ for the tip on the gloss clear. It really makes the paint shine.
The clear must have threw me off then, because that looked much more glossy and deeper than the typical rattle can job.
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