In January of 2007 I began a total restoration of the car's engine bay, including the replacement and/or restoration of every component under the hood down to the smallest wire, nut, and bolt. Here you see the sheet metal after abrasive blasting to remove all the old grungy rust-proofing goop and old paint.
Another view of the sheet metal being prepared for new paint. There's no rust on this car.
Individual components received fresh plating, paint, or replacement with NOS factory correct parts.
Many items received powder coating to duplicate the correct factory appearance.
The original radiator was re-cored to correct factory specs, and an NOS Super 60 Intercooler was bolted on, this intercooler was an upgrade offered through Shelby's catalog or through Mopar Performance (it's no longer available).
A fan shroud assembly was restored to correct appearance and added to the radiator/intercooler.
The Koni front struts and rear shocks were shipped to Koni Repair Services where each received a total re-build and re-finish to correct 1986 standards.
My friend Rick who owns a local paint shop took over once I had the engine bay all stripped. He first applied a coat of sealer/primer, now it's ready for paint.
Rick then laid down two coats of acrylic enamel in the correct black paint code for the 1986 Omni GLH, followed by three coats of clear. Dodge never applied clear coat to the engine bay areas of any of their cars in this era, however I decided the car would just look a lot better with a high-gloss finish under the hood. Here is the engine bay after the process was complete.......the car was then delivered back to me for the real fun: Re-assembly!
SEE PAGE 15 FOR THE FINISHED ENGINE BAY.