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    Quote Originally Posted by Phaeton View Post
    Painting an engine slows a car down, why waste time & effort.
    Also it adds weight. Why take the risk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Woods View Post
    Bollocks! Everyone knows paint on an engine is good for at least 50bhp.
    Glad someone knows what they're talking about! Need to extract all the power I can!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jrichards20 View Post
    Ok, engine bay is soon to be painted and I'm still a little undecided! At first I was thinking, black engine bay with blue bits, but then wasn't sure a black chassis would look good with the rest of the car blue.

    I'm now heading towards blue for the engine bay and then a chili/Ferrari red for the engine and accents. What are peoples thoughts? Any colour schemes that stand out and look good?
    Call me old fashioned, but I like engines looking standard. Open the rear lid, if it doesn't jump out at you and looks like it was meant to be there, then you're on the right track.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jiff Lemon View Post
    Call me old fashioned, but I like engines looking standard. Open the rear lid, if it doesn't jump out at you and looks like it was meant to be there, then you're on the right track.
    Or just a bit lazy..... :)


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    No way! Paint them! Make it look like you care. They don't have to flashy, but clean and pretty never hurt any engine bay. The 2GR engines just don't look very good, no matter what you do to them. The VVT-I 1MZ's look the best, I think.

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    I've made my choice, and yes it will be painted. It's not going to be flashy, it should look subtle but still look like there is something a bit different in there.

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    Ok so this is the current engine bay state, all of the "hotwork" has been done, you can see we take out the stock engine lid catch panel, add two rear support bars and reuse the original mounting tabs on the new crossmember. This gives us plenty of engine clearance and no need to alter the engine lid catch.



    Also the cam covers and plenum now painted in Joshs choice.


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    Engine bay resprayed in 8M6

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    Good choice, match the car. That's what I'd go for. Looks OEM.

  10. #20
    Fantastic! Glad I went for blue now.

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