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Pimp up the engine bay ...

Hello folks

I'm thinking of 'pimping up' my GT500 engine bay and I see statements like "You can't have too much black in the engine bay" and "Chrome everything", or "Aluminum billet emblems all round".

Any opinions ideas or suggestions as to the best look?


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Hello folks

I'm thinking of 'pimping up' my GT500 engine bay and I see statements like "You can't have too much black in the engine bay" and "Chrome everything", or "Aluminum billet emblems all round".

Any opinions ideas or suggestions as to the best look?


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Best GT500 engine bay I have seen belongs to Marino Mattei. He is not on the forums but is very active on the Facebook Mustang groups.

If you can't find his car let me know and I can post a picture.




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Many thanks for that - I'll have a root round to see if I can get some pic's.



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See if there are any Mustang shows in your area, and if so, go and look at what other people have done. That's where I've gotten most of my inspirations.

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Many thanks for that - I'll have a root round to see if I can get some pic's.



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Phill, found a picture for you.




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Phill, found a picture for you.

My god that is amazing
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Scott,

Man, that is seriously pretty.

Where did you get the Snake decal on the inside of the hood?

I'd better start digging out prices ...


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See if there are any Mustang shows in your area, and if so, go and look at what other people have done. That's where I've gotten most of my inspirations.
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Thanks for that - a good idea, so I'll go to the next one.

I checked it out on the UK Mustang Owners site and somebody sent me a pic with carbon fibre additions -



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Man, that is seriously pretty.

Where did you get the Snake decal on the inside of the hood?

I'd better start digging out prices ...
Phill, not my car. I understand the Snake is painted on.

Here is my car, a 3V.

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"Not my car"
Sorry, I should have looked at the description in your 'Signature'.

"I understand the Snake is painted on."
OK - I have a good graphics program and I can probably do that ...

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So I've been looking at engine dress up. My car is by no stretch a show car. It looks nice but there are chips an swirls and all that. Looks great from 30 feet but up close...

Anyway, I'm wondering if plenum and fuel rail covers are worth it (especially the rail covers as they seem to be a bit of a pain to put on) or just one more thing to take off when work needs to be done?

I'd like to dress up my engine a bit (fluid caps, strut tower brace, hood struts, things like that) but I'm wondering if it worth $350 to get a cover kit like they have on the AM site.

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So I've been looking at engine dress up. My car is by no stretch a show car. It looks nice but there are chips an swirls and all that. Looks great from 30 feet but up close...

Anyway, I'm wondering if plenum and fuel rail covers are worth it (especially the rail covers as they seem to be a bit of a pain to put on) or just one more thing to take off when work needs to be done?

I'd like to dress up my engine a bit (fluid caps, strut tower brace, hood struts, things like that) but I'm wondering if it worth $350 to get a cover kit like they have on the AM site.
I recently purchased the engine dress up kit from AM, and I must say I really like how it looks. I also purchased hood struts, by far the best thing I have done to my car.

I'm with you on the fuel rails and plenum cover, I think they look awesome but the price makes me think twice everytime. I don't have a pic of the fluid caps yet, I just put them on.
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I do have the hood struts on my car now and I love them! IDKW Ford didn't put them on our cars.

As for my EB its all Black (no bling) I've thought about the caps. I also thought about painting my OEM valve covers Blue.
And maybe my engine cover (in blue)

Was never a fan of the fuse box cover neither But that what makes "US" all different

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I do have the hood struts on my car now and I love them! IDKW Ford didn't put them on our cars.
Yeah, I think I'll order a set next week if I have $80 left over after pay day. I think I'll go black as I may not bling up my engine. I'm starting to think I may leave it stock, or at least very close. I have sequential lights, a short antenna an flower grill inserts. Nothing that really "changes" the car but make it look more the way I think it should have looked from the line.

Every Mustang should have sequential tail lights in my opinion.
Why leave those open spots in the lower grill?
Why that long antenna?
Why the hood prop rod on a sports/muscle car?

I'm even starting to think I'll leave the original wheels. They are the stock 17x8 but they have been so good, especially this winter. No winter driving issues at all.

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Steve I got my hood struts from cruzinconceptswholesale.com for $116 + free shipping

I still have my OEM wheels I changed mine out because I wanted to be a little different than every one else. IMO the changes I made on my stang makes her look more old school
(new hood/side scoops and staggered wheels)

How do you like the sequential tail lights? were they easy to install?


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