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  • #23186
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    ^he makes a valid point.

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    Agree we do mods for performance but doesn’t hurt to neaten up the engine bay while we’re there…hate ugly messy engine bays which caused a mini-rebuild grr

    I spend heaps more time tinkering on cars than driving them so do like to make them neat as possible but do draw the line at buying shit just for looks.

     

    That being said when roller door goes up to see back-end of a tubbed sle I still :good:

     

    He smash the tyres of the back of it yet????????? lol

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    I guess that’s the thing about cars, to each their own. My bay is important to me, I mean love driving it, but every time I lift the bonnet to check the oil, water etc it puts a smile on my dial. The other thing is I love people seeing the car, thinking meh, its just a clean Senator, then I pop the bonnet and pretty much every time I get the “faaaark” – to me thats priceless But to each their own, I just think the LSA is bloody fugly. Cool engine though, and if looks not a factor the smart and obvious choice.

     

    True but i think i dont go to car meets and when i do never pop bonnet lol. I drive my car weekly, gym, dinner, parties etc. I built it to drive not stair at and keeping bay clean is a pain in the ass. After two years my paint still perfect, i am careful where i park etc.

     

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    My two cents sorry carva for the hijack but I don’t mind the look of the lsa  now the standard Ls in my opinion is not nice to look at but hey each to there own ,I like it neat and clean but would not do a show car as I want to drive the dam thing , so some up for me is clean, tidy and strong so less likely to break stuff

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    My two cents sorry carva for the hijack but I don’t mind the look of the lsa now the standard Ls in my opinion is not nice to look at but hey each to there own ,I like it neat and clean but would not do a show car as I want to drive the dam thing , so some up for me is clean, tidy and strong so less likely to break stuff

    I actually agree with the above, nothing better than popping a bonnet and seeing a great big blower living atop the engine :)  Those fugly coils on top of the LS rocker covers really detract from the look of a clean engine bay.  I know the old distributor lacks a bit of punch ignition wise but it does look a little neater with the coil been hidden away more.  Gary really got that bit right with his build by hiding all the coils around the rear of the engine  :good:

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    Don’t worry fellas. I haven’t let all the cats out of the bag I’ll be doing bits and pieces to make it neat.

    Im spewing the engine cover doesn’t fit otherwise I’d run that and save myself a lot of work.

    And if it doesn’t meh….I’ll have 650-700rwhp to fill that void. Haha

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    #23199
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    But “street car” only needs to go fast not look good  :ninja:

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    Not much progress. Just buying parts and still waiting on the Fabricator/engineer.

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    Sounds like my situation as well.

    #23395
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    Coil relocation kit arrived. Looks pretty good.

    Car should also go to fab shop next weekend. HOPEFULLY.

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    Where are you mounting them?

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    I was thinking behind the blower on firewall. But not 100% sure.

    Dont like them on the rails. Contemplated inside car. But leads would be huge.

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    Humm, seen that idea somewhere before….

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    On my Supra I made up pods of 4 coils and put one in each corner of the bay near the hinges.

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    Humm, seen that idea somewhere before….

    Stole the idea off some old prick. Hahha

     

     

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    On my Supra I made up pods of 4 coils and put one in each corner of the bay near the hinges.

    will prob get congested with the booster on the drivers side.

    I rather hide them tbh lol

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    Yea I looked at lots of different spots, but in the end there is a nice space between the back of the heads and the firewall.  On mine I mount it to the engine, using the two rear most bolts of the valley cover, but if I did it again I think I would probably instead have used nutserts or something and mounted it to the actual firewall.  Whatever you do put some thought into making sure you can remove it easily, and if possible when the loom is made give it some length so you can pull it out but still leave it connected in case you suspect a dead coil or whatever for trouble shooting.

     

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    Yea I looked at lots of different spots, but in the end there is a nice space between the back of the heads and the firewall. On mine I mount it to the engine, using the two rear most bolts of the valley cover, but if I did it again I think I would probably instead have used nutserts or something and mounted it to the actual firewall. Whatever you do put some thought into making sure you can remove it easily, and if possible when the loom is made give it some length so you can pull it out but still leave it connected in case you suspect a dead coil or whatever for trouble shooting.

    thats actually not a bad idea bolting to the back of the heads. The blower takes up a lot more room back there then the itb’s. So it’s gunna be interesting regardless. Thinking glove box is easiest. In terms of maintenance etc. just the leads will be bloody long.

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    Still have the mounts and Harnesses I made to do this.

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    ^I did consider that position and preferred to hide them but it is a nice and neat way to do it.  Its pretty busy at the back of my itb set up but I thought the blower would be better (shows what i know).  The other way i was planning was to put them in the wiper tray, basically cut and weld in a shallow tray, then the leads would still be fairly short.  With the attachment “tabs” on mine at first i made them just drilled, but I ended up slotting them so I only have to loosen the bolts and I can remove the coil pack.  As I say though I would have liked to have had the loom longer though so i could run it with them out for trouble shooting/testing.  Having said that I haven’t had any trouble.  My glove-box has an ECU in it…

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