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Old 04-04-2017, 09:43 PM
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Now that my build is running, would like to work on the engine bay appearance. Will likely shave and paint my MSD intake manifold. Also considering doing a coil relocation and running these valve covers powdercoated:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/LS1-LS2-LS6-...VYri2N&vxp=mtr

Question is, what are you guys doing for the Oil sump breather lines that hook into the valve covers? Replacing with another style of line?

Lets see some pictures of nice aftermarket valve covers and coil relocation!
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I think the Holley covers look real clean with integrated coil mounts.
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Dumb question, can we use LM7 valve covers?

I've got a friend with a set of LM7 valve covers that offered them up to me so I could dress up my bay a bit but I wasn't sure if they'd bolt up.
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Holley. Just silicone or rubber line from sump to appropriate spot.
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I went with the Proform's also had powdercoated CRM. Re-plumbed all the vent lines etc. with PVC hose.




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I bought the Katech coil relocate kit with there valve covers. I would really like to see some up close pictures of the coils relocated to the frame rails. I know VR does a lot of them but I've never seen pictures of the coils mounted.

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I bought the Katech coil relocate kit with there valve covers. I would really like to see some up close pictures of the coils relocated to the frame rails. I know VR does a lot of them but I've never seen pictures of the coils mounted.
I relocated my coils to where the air filter is located. If you do this, you will need to make your own plug wires. If I remember correctly, I made 8 wires that are each 4ft in length. My car is currently getting tuned but I will take some pictures when I get it back. You also need to buy the bracket and harness for the coil packs, which I bought on ebay.
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I have a set of Katech covers with relocation brackets I'm selling. They are close Victory Red. Almost $1k new. Asking $550 + ship
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I relocated my coils to where the air filter is located. If you do this, you will need to make your own plug wires. If I remember correctly, I made 8 wires that are each 4ft in length. My car is currently getting tuned but I will take some pictures when I get it back. You also need to buy the bracket and harness for the coil packs, which I bought on ebay.

Do you have a link?
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Do you have a link?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Coil-Pack-Re...3D322041213204
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Thats the thing. I refuse to pay corvette tax prices for valve covers and coil relocate just because they are katech or vengance racing or whatever. Some people want to pay $1k for valve covers? More power to ya. Too rich for my blood. Id rather buy the ebay ones for $100 and have my painter make them a one off set that no one else has.

My plan right now is to do some sort of hydro carbon dipped valve covers, coil relocation to fenders, and paint my MSD zr1 blue to match the color that my calipers will be. Hmmmm....

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If you make your own wires you need the following:

MSD 34013 (2 Packs)
MSD 3503
MSD 3304 (4 Packs)
MSD 3301 (4 Packs)

I bought it all through Advance Auto Parts and used one of their 30% or 40% off coupon codes. It is relatively easy to make the wires. Make sure that yo have some WD40 to pull the wires through the boots or you will never get them on. It takes time but with a little patience is fairly easy. You also need some Velcro tape to hold the coil brackets in place.
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Originally Posted by lamboworld View Post
I relocated my coils to where the air filter is located. If you do this, you will need to make your own plug wires. If I remember correctly, I made 8 wires that are each 4ft in length. My car is currently getting tuned but I will take some pictures when I get it back. You also need to buy the bracket and harness for the coil packs, which I bought on ebay.
Just drove by PCM, seen your beast sitting there by the road! I wish they would tune mine but they won't since they didn't do the h/c/I/e.
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Thats the thing. I refuse to pay corvette tax prices for valve covers and coil relocate just because they are katech or vengance racing or whatever. Some people want to pay $1k for valve covers? More power to ya. Too rich for my blood. Id rather buy the ebay ones for $100 and have my painter make them a one off set that no one else has.

My plan right now is to do some sort of hydro carbon dipped valve covers, coil relocation to fenders, and paint my MSD zr1 blue to match the color that my calipers will be. Hmmmm....
I hate that word - Corvette tax. It implies that we come up with a number that we need to stay in business and then tack on some arbitrary amount because we know people will pay it. We sell them for what we need to sell them for to stay in business while still casting them and machining them here in Michigan. We pay our employees to machine them so they can have a career and healthcare for their families. I could have them cast and machined over in China I suppose. Then lay off our CNC machine shop workers and they can collect unemployment and go on Obamacare. But, I'd rather not do that. If I could sell them for half the price I would, because I would sell 10 times as many. But, we do have a market for people who would like a quality part cast and machined in Michigan by American workers, so we continue to sell them.



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Pulling the trigger on the holley covers.... anyone know if tall height fits? More choices in colors, etc... tx.

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Pulling the trigger on the holley covers.... anyone know if tall height fits? More choices in colors, etc... tx.
IIRC the coil closest to the alternator can present clearance issues with the tall covers...but the D3 spacer block for the alternator can rotate it out of the way.
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