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    I don't get it. The photo uploads are working when I leave the forum. I have deleted and reuploaded them again. I think they are working now......
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    I would like to protect the thin wall fresh air duct from the heat of the header but I like the looks of the header. Any ideas?
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    Ceramic coat the header?

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    Yeah they are working now.
    HP Armor on the intake tube. I don't like the idea of wrapping headers unless it's critical. An intake tube on the other hand is fine with me as long as it's warm outside(NA only). By the way HP Armor is made for the header, but has to work very well to protect the intake tube from heat. I plan to put some on my car this summer.
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    Yeah they are working now.
    HP Armor on the intake tube. I don't like the idea of wrapping headers unless it's critical. An intake tube on the other hand is fine with me as long as it's warm outside(NA only). By the way HP Armor is made for the header, but has to work very well to protect the intake tube from heat. I plan to put some on my car this summer.
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    I don't like wrapping the header either. I was thinking of fabing a neat looking heat shield of two thin aluminum sheets with an air space between them for the heat to go to and be deflected from the intake tube. I like your idea of wrapping the intake tube just in the area where the exhaust can affect it. When I get out of the car quickly and put my hand on the intake tube above the header it is relatively cool but takes no time at all to get hot from standing still. But I aagree that if the wrap is insulation to keep heat in, it must work to keep cool in and heat out. I think it is worth a try.

    I have the Aeroforce gauge but must admit have not monitored the IAT2 temp.

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    I have had it monitoring the tach and the water temp mostly. The picture shows the bright "Check Engine" light because the ignition is on but the engine is not running - RPM at zero – when this was taken.. The camera angle shows the ODB2 plug which is not visible while sitting. It is much further under the dash than it appears here.
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    what color are the injectors?
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    That is one bright check engine light! Hope it doesn't blind you at night if there is a problem. Wow.

    My dads 93 Grand Am had a cover for the OBD connector. If you could find one it would sure look nice. Damn, should have snagged that before he got rid of the car.
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    Those are stage 2 42.5# injectors

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    Click on my signature British V8 link below to view my process. If you see something you want explained, just ask.

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    Having 16 inch wheels seems odd to me, I would think 15's would be better. But you do have that nasty low rear gear! What is the weight of those 16's?
    Man that is a world class build.
    By the way I love the close ratio trans. That is a rare thing these days and I don't understand why.
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    The original wheels were 15x6 steel. I wanted more wheel and a wider tire but maintaining the same overall tire height so I went with the 16x8 Panasports which allowed for a much wider low profile tire; you know a wider foot print. This is the stock wheel and tire.

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    My entire street racing life I have had 4.11's, or 4.56's rear gears and these were all Muncie or BW T10 four speed trannys. All these cars made a great move at any speed. Other gears higher or lower just did not make the same move. The close ratio T5 gears are just perfect for this weight of car (2300# +/-). The very tall 5th gear (0.63) makes the car a highway cruiser on the interstates; all the top end you would want and getting there fast. Ae you know, the Cobalt tranny has a very short 1st gear, I believe for moving a very heavy car from a stop. My car is very light so with my 4.08’s the 1st gear in the cobalt tranny would have been useless so I went with the T5 and it is perfect.

    You are right about the tranny being rare, or not easy to find. I did not think so until the guy who built mine had to find one. He told me that the hot rodders are gobbling them up. I think I am going to get another just to have a fresh box at all times.
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