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Mine is a little rusty (this pic isn't my car), it must be made out of bare steel or iron. I'd like to switch it out or take it off and maybe paint it. It's the only thing with rust on the entire car.

What is this thing right below the cylindrical thing with the 90 degree plugs?

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Looks like the arrow is pointing to the EGR.
 

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Yep thank you. Is it a pain to remove? Nothing wrong with it but it has surface rust and it's driving me nuts.
 

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Yep thank you. Is it a pain to remove? Nothing wrong with it but it has surface rust and it's driving me nuts.
Only time I messed with mine was when I installed my Whipple back in 2012… I don’t recall the specifics. Can you brush on some rust converter…? It does get warm though.
 
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Only time I messed with mine was when I installed my Whipple back in 2012… I don’t recall the specifics. Can you brush on some rust converter…? It does get warm though.
Thank you, Goose. I think it would need to be wire brushed first but probably.

On another note, I have never seen an engine compartment so stuffed. Crazy, zero room, if I were a Ford tech I'd probably call in sick the minute I saw one of these roll in.
 

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Looking under the hood of the Shelby the first time was like, wow. I was used to what was under the hood of my Mustang. I barely know what half of the stuff in the Shelby is.
 
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Like Goose said, it's the EGR valve which allows unburned fuel in the exhaust to go back through for a second burn. It does get pretty hot, so I would think your best option would be to paint it with a high-heat paint. If it were me, I'd buy a new one, paint it, and swap it out with the original.
 
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