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Well I have to much time on my hands as you can see. I put on a plastic paint to brighten up the bay a bit. Now its a real Hemi. Drove for about 150mi to see if it would hold up to heat. So far so good. Cecil.........
 

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srt8danno said:
I'm sure you've seen some HP gains from this addition. We demand dyno numbers now!! :wink1: :biggrin:
LMFAO!! :laugh:

Sweet!!! I was waiting for someone to brighten up the SRT engine bay. Why should the 5.7L guys have all the fun?
 

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Nice!! I am looking for some ideas to dress up our engine bay a bit and this is a nice touch.

Todd
 

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Do they sell a HEMI orange? If not , what store/color did ya use?
 

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That's kinda cool; however, "real hemis" had blank crinkle valve covers; not hemi orange.
 

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teahead said:
That's kinda cool; however, "real hemis" had blank crinkle valve covers; not hemi orange.
Correct, Sir...

I was waiting for someone to point that out...

Oh, well...Let's not rain on his (formidable) parade...after all, he HAS his SRT8, I'm in D Status.

LJB :smoker:
 

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teahead said:
That's kinda cool; however, "real hemis" had blank crinkle valve covers; not hemi orange.

"King Kong" was also factory rated at.......you guessed it 425hp (coincidence???) I really do like the orange paint though, it definately brightens up the engine!!!!!!
 

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I plan on yanking the plenum (intake manifold) and polishing it and getting the valve covers chromed (yes, you can chrome plastic).

Still, you're right, the orange does brighten up the compartment; good job.
 

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AAIIICAV said:
Do they sell a HEMI orange? If not , what store/color did ya use?
No, it's not really Hemi orange. It's the only orange I could find in the, made for plastics, paint. I got it at a Ace Hardware. Good old rattle can. Here's one more shot I took, since I just did the other side too. Cecil..........
 

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No, it's not really Hemi orange. It's the only orange I could find in the, made for plastics, paint. I got it at a Ace Hardware. Good old rattle can. Here's one more shot I took, since I just did the other side too. Cecil..........

That looks really nice!!!!Even though it's not Hemi orange it still looks really good!!
 

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Cecil...

I think it looks HOT!!!
NICE job!!!
Think you can do brake calipers as well?
 

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ghbbuzzard said:
Boy, did I screw that up. How do the plastic valve covers come off?
] Just FYI... You could have just gone back in that post and edited it .Saves you doing a repost.
 

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answers...

LJB - they are a matted silver...
lame...
red on the Magnum's and plain old jane on ours...
So my idea about 2 weeks ago was to go "HEMI" orange...
to match the block...
So Cal Motorsports wants $850.00 to do them...
little out of my price range...
but they are in OC - so that is what it costs there...
San Diego is a different story - I am trying to find someone that does it locally...

ghbbuzzard - they are just popped on onto 2-ball ended shafts that are plastic too...
I have found when opening the hood in looking under her bonnet... :biggrin:
that I occasionally need to straighten them and make sure they are popped down all the way.
 

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Thanks. I looked under the cover and thats what I thought, but wasn't sure. My right side is off a little on the front. Looks like a wire bundle is holding it up and a little out of line.
 

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ghbbuzzard said:
Thanks. I looked under the cover and thats what I thought, but wasn't sure. My right side is off a little on the front. Looks like a wire bundle is holding it up and a little out of line.
Yes, they just pop off. But, you need to take off the 8 ignition coils that sit below the valve covers. There are 2 ten millimeter bolt heads per coil. Just pull them straight out. They have a couple of long rubber tubes that extend down. I just took paper and masking tape to wrap around each coil. Need to only paint the part that shows. Make sure the engine is cool before you handle the coils. They get hot in some areas. The real tough part is masking the letters on the covers and using a sharp blade to make the cuts needed so that you don't paint over the letters. If you need further assistance just email me with your phone number and a good time to call. I can communicate better by tele than by script. Cecil..........
 

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teahead said:
That's kinda cool; however, "real hemis" had blank crinkle valve covers; not hemi orange.
As do our engines! See the first photo. The part that Cecil painted (and I think they look GREAT) are plastic shrouds that cover the valve covers and hide the harnesses. The second picture is of my old 426 Hemi.
-Steve
 

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