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Old 06-16-2007, 12:40 PM   #31
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Ohh I forgot to say thanks to everyone that gave me suggestions on how to build this. The project actually changed 3 or 4 times in the making.
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Old 06-16-2007, 01:55 PM   #32
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I want to do the bottom corners also, any suggestions? I don't think I'll block the bottom intake because I'm afraid to overheat in this Hot Mississippi weather.

For the bottom corners :fill the hole first with pink foam insulation (cut to fit snug) then cover with coro-plast. I'd probably paint the coro-plast body color or basic black for them .

By the way ...Good job !!
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Old 06-16-2007, 02:05 PM   #33
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That's a lot of zip ties!! I think it looks good. I hope that your results hold up. Good improvement.
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Old 06-16-2007, 03:08 PM   #34
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Nice job. I'm interested and letting you be the guinea pig.

Did you check the temp reading on the scanguage too?
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Old 06-16-2007, 04:45 PM   #35
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I did probably go overboard on the zip ties. I even bought the zip ties that were UV rated so they don't deteriarate. The main reason I used so many is because I don't want the block coming off on the highway and messing up the radiator. Better safe than sorry I guess. savoF3 guinea pig away. I did keep an eye on the analog and SG2 temps. The highest the water temp got was 220F. The analog gauge stayed below the half mark. I had exited the highway and I was sitting at idle when I got this temp. It didn't stay there very long and went back to about 192 to 202. The highest I've seen it get before the block was 216F.
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Old 06-16-2007, 04:55 PM   #36
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MN Focus is there a way I wouldn't ruin my paint when installing the corner blocks?
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I like that its simple and gives a neat appearance, great job. Use painters tape?
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Old 06-17-2007, 07:31 AM   #38
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I'm confused. Where does the painters tape go?
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Use the painters tape /masking paper to mask off the Strawberry and paint the blocks on the vehicle OR
Use the tape as a 'host' barrier around the pre -painted block edges upon install .Since the tape isn't super sticky it should peel off easily or you could just leave it on if it isn't real noticeable.
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Old 06-20-2007, 05:44 PM   #40
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Question could I use magnets to block the corners of my grill? The kind that have ads on them seems like a good idea. I'm kind of stuck on what to use. Tape was suggested, but the holes in the corners go all the way through. Please review the pics and let me know.
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