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This is going to be a super fast forward! I started working on the engine bay years before I started posting so I'll post everything I have up until right now and than continue to update it as I finish the work. I probably only have a few more months until the engine bay is show ready !

I unfortunately don't have any pics of the stock engine bay but most of us know what that looks like anyways. I found this pic online of a stock bay just for a starting point





From there I really thought racing red wire loom looked great so I covered everything in it, it looked good and made the stock F150s I walked all over think it was the craziest truck on earth (oh how naive some of them were haha). I also starting painting some things the original color.






The next significant change was the great fire of 2012!






I was dumb back then and let someone install a stereo into my truck, they put the circuit breaker on top the fuse box and after a bit of spirited driving the connections grounded out on the brakes and started a small plastic fire. I completely lost brakes and E braked gently into some bushes by the pool house. Luckily I was a firefighter then and was just leaving the station so I called one of their personal phones and they showed up within two minutes. I had already extinguished by disconnecting battery and water that I had in truck but Im glad they showed none the less because loosing my truck is not an option.

This is when I first started ditching stuff in the engine bay, I ripped out everything they had done and made a new stereo(another thread) and put my battery in my tool box








From there I went through several alternators before I found one that could take the power from the stereo and inverters etc I was running. I had the black one replaced and fail twice on me when I decided to go big or go home and got a 400 amp monster from DC power. This alternator is perfect, great at idle etc and had it for years but it literally took 3 months (3 MONTHS!!!!) for them to ship it to me, everyone here can understand my frustration and how many times their tracking page was pinged by me those months.






These are a few pics of how the engine sat for awhile, I kept it much cleaner than in this pic and was very happy with it for several years while I was working on other aspects of the truck









Sand blasted and powder coated nearly every metal part in the truck, including core support






Next I started painting engine and interior parts while prepping the truck for paint. I sand blasted everything and than used a thick self etching primer to take the fake texture out of everything, did some bondo where needed than laid some SEM sandal primer on top to get the paint really flat and shine, and from there went into the 3 stage paint and did a matte clear.









 

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Somewhere in there the hood and fenders got LineX, I plan to do the entire firewall when I pull the motor.











Got rid of the stock manifolds and EGR for some wrapped headers. I had to cut out and braze the hole for the EGR which sucks because I had to redo the ceramic coating completely, I couldn't just re coat the one spot














.... but stupid murphy caught up with me and I broke 2 of these suckers in the process



I broke the very front drivers side, for that one I just took wheel off and drilled it right out, but I also had a worst case scenario happen... I broke the rear drivers side the one tucked way in the firewall curve. I ended up un-bolting the motor and sprinkling a little magic on everything and got that one out but it took about 6 hours to do and was probably the second worst thing I've ever done to the truck (second only to the exhaust wrap fiberglass hell I put a good friend and myself through)

After that I went into the ECM/Fuse Box/Coil relocation, theres a whole other thread on that process






Got rid of these guys




and was left with this




Stuffed the cruise control, alarms, horns, and a couple other things into the wiper cowl
 

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How the fire wall used to look with all the junk and my way too big master cylinder hole




SS headlight buckets




Coating the frame






Old valve covers VS new ones. This literally took 12 minutes including the new temporary plumbing




And this is where I'm at now. I still have a lot I plan on doing like all new stainless plumbing, new radiators, new M/C, E fans, I'm gunna weld up a aluminum coolant can and catch cans, some wheel tubs, than several other little things to finish everything up I'll make sure to post as I go for the rest of it










-Matt
 

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:throw: well, that's enough GMFS for me today
 

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Sorry if I missed this in your previous post but where did you relocate the coil packs?


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I wanted to look at these pictures, but my laptop is only a 18"
 

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Why would you put coils in a hard ot reach area? just wondering
 
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