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Time to start the winter project(s)

By battmann

I'm hoping to get a few things done to the Camaro this winter. No plans for the Trans Am right now. Since it's supposed to be in the mid 40's this weekend, I started tearing down the Camaro's engine to replace the leaking intake manifold gaskets. This gasket job is starting to create a long list of smaller somewhat associated side projects:

Since I had to drain all the coolant for this project, I'm upgrading to an aluminum Griffin radiator.

Since I'm replacing the radiator I might as well install that 16" electric fan I got laying around. Of course to mount the fan I have to fabricate a shroud and install a thermal switch to run it.

Since the top of the engine will be ripped apart I'm adding some gauges since my car only has idiot lights. I got 2-1/16" Autometer Ultra Lite oil pressure, water temp and voltmeter gauges. Eventually I want to have all Autometer gauges, but I couldn't afford to buy all the ones I want at the same time.

And lastly, since most of the engine wiring is disconnected I'm going to try to organize it better when I put it all back together. I had a lot of the wires just zip tied out of the way to get the car running, but it looks pretty bad. I hate when a guy spends a ton of time and money building a sweet ass engine and then they just throw the wiring together.

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