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what color cam covers  

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  1. 1. What color should I make my cam covers?

    • 2011 Ford Blue
      15
    • wrinkle red
      14
    • silver vein (like your 03)
      0
    • leave it alone you dope
      1
    • different color than listed
      4


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I am looking to change the appearance of my engine in the 500. The car is black, the engine is black, thats way to much black for me. I want to add some color in there but not sure what color to do yet. You guys have any suggestions or pictures of different color cam covers. The 11's come in blue but I don't think that I want that. I did my 03 Cobra in silver vein and really liked it. I was also tossing around the idea of wrinkle red (like the Ferrari's have). That might look good against the black.

 

Here is the engine as of right now......

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2011 engine bay in blue.......

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Here is my old 03 Cobra in silver vein........

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Wrinkle red like those damn Ferrari's....

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  • 2 weeks later...

I started removing them today. Passenger side went well. Drivers is another story. :(

 

 

Post some pics. This is on my to-do list, but I hear the driver's side is a PITA :banghead:

 

I've been told you have to move the motor and/or remove the master cylinder to get it swapped... Let us know how you did it, and post any pics of it along the way... Of course the final result as well.

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Post some pics. This is on my to-do list, but I hear the driver's side is a PITA :banghead:

 

I've been told you have to move the motor and/or remove the master cylinder to get it swapped... Let us know how you did it, and post any pics of it along the way... Of course the final result as well.

 

 

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The water pump is a Mezziere. I had one on my 07 Cobra.

 

I will try to get some progress pics up. This project was stopped for now because the furnace in my house died. Been a mess here with temp heat while the install is going on. I'm on vacation next week. I will be back on it in a few weeks.

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I say if you want different, go red.

Though, the silver vein looks good.

 

To BAD500Chris, the red covers with the flat black engine bay looks great! What water pump is that? Please post pics when done!

 

 

It's not mine, it's actually one of the members on SVTP. He's currently in the middle of the build, but I agree, it looks awesome! :drool:

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Post some pics. This is on my to-do list, but I hear the driver's side is a PITA :banghead:

 

I've been told you have to move the motor and/or remove the master cylinder to get it swapped... Let us know how you did it, and post any pics of it along the way... Of course the final result as well.

 

 

 

Finally got a chance to remove the drivers side cover. What a pain. I tried doing the master cylinder first. Don't go that route!!!! I then dropped the K-member, much easier. Just remove the 8 bolts and jack up the car a little. Comes right off. I am dropping them off tomorrow. Should be finished by the time I get back from vacation. :) Updates when I come back!!!!

 

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Finally got a chance to remove the drivers side cover. What a pain. I tried doing the master cylinder first. Don't go that route!!!! I then dropped the K-member, much easier. Just remove the 8 bolts and jack up the car a little. Comes right off. I am dropping them off tomorrow. Should be finished by the time I get back from vacation. :) Updates when I come back!!!!

 

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How did you support the car during this?

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Car was on the ground when I did it. Unbolted the member. Then jacked up the body a smidge. Then set it back down for now with the bolts back in temperarily.

 

 

Where on the body did you jack it from?

 

 

Sorry for the questions, but your method appears to be the best bet for doing the covers.

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No problem. I jacked it up right behind the k-member on the sub frame. I can take a picture when I get back from vacation. :)

I also dropped the valve covers off to the powder coated today. They should be ready in about a week. Can't wait to get the back.

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The wife went out with baby today which gave me some time in the garage. :) Got everything on and together. I really like the red, I think I made the right choice in color.

 

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The Red looks sweet. I am planning to do a wrinkle Red on my 03, and depending on how it turns out considered going the same for the GT500. Great job. :shift:

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No problem. I jacked it up right behind the k-member on the sub frame. I can take a picture when I get back from vacation. :)

I also dropped the valve covers off to the powder coated today. They should be ready in about a week. Can't wait to get the back.

 

 

Pics??? This sounds like the way to go, but can't quite visualize how to do this yet. :headscratch:

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