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Old 04-27-2008, 09:37 PM   #1
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I was riding around with my friend today (who is into tuner cars, not that theres anything wrong with that) and we were talking about how alot of newer cars like to hide the engine under plastic and fake crap, and he mentioned that in his opinion the best looking engine bays are those with the engine, but with all the wires and hoses hidden away so you see them as little as possible, and its called a "wire tuck"

he also said that some people do this as a form of engine dress-up

so has anybody seen an s197 with this done? i think it would look friggin hawt
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Old 04-27-2008, 10:22 PM   #2
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Yes, There was a member on here that did it last year. I can't find his post now. He relocated the battey to the trunk and the computer to the battery area. He removed the plenum as part of the CMCV delete plates installation. Then he cut open all the wire looms to give him some flexibility and rerouted the wires to run under the plenum. Then he reinstalled the plenum. It looked incredible.
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Old 04-27-2008, 10:25 PM   #3
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wowww... i would love to see how that came out.. i was thinking about doing this the other day.. just wouldnt know where to start!!??! and would be scared to mess witht he computer
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Old 04-27-2008, 10:37 PM   #4
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yea i seen it last year i just havent had the time to do it. I will do it if i dont sell the car
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Old 04-27-2008, 10:46 PM   #5
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the new camaros have this done and it looks great... just wish ford thought of it first being that this mustang is a retro look
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Old 04-27-2008, 10:49 PM   #6
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ya.. but thats not real.. like i mean its not realistic.. its all covered with plastic.. you cant see the air filter.. all you see is the plenum.. it looks cool.. but prolly a b.tch to work on

i like the idea of just relocating all the wires and the battery
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now that i think about it it does look pretty bad... it looked a lot cooler when i saw it at the car show. also im sure those plastic things are removable and after the car is out third party people will have no problem selling plastic crap that will show the filter and stuff. who knows though
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hell, for me i wouldnt even relocate the battery (my trunk is small enough with the shaker sub lol), just have like one wire in the back, and maybe one going to the computer would look awesome

and yeah, if i remember correctly the mustang concept didnt have wires showing either, so until we see a real camaros engine, that point is null
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hell, for me i wouldnt even relocate the battery (my trunk is small enough with the shaker sub lol), just have like one wire in the back, and maybe one going to the computer would look awesome

and yeah, if i remember correctly the mustang concept didnt have wires showing either, so until we see a real camaros engine, that point is null
didnt know that about the mustang concept but good thinkin
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Old 04-27-2008, 11:00 PM   #10
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Yeah, I have looked into doing this as well. The amount of rewiring that would happen would be insane. I mean, just go look at the gaggle of wires on your PCM... Nightmare...
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Old 04-27-2008, 11:04 PM   #11
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honestly.. if you could just get all the wires away from the valve covers and basically the engine.. and more so towards the engine bay walls.. it would clean it up alot.. i hate how there is so much crap in there.. then you see the older cars.. and theres like nothign!?!..
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heres one on a honda or whatever the hell it is.. pretty decent tho.. LOL AT THE MSD!!!

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Old 04-27-2008, 11:43 PM   #13
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heres one on a honda or whatever the hell it is.. pretty decent tho.. LOL AT THE MSD!!!

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that bottom pic is missing headers, fluid reservoirs, vacuum lines...
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Old 04-27-2008, 11:46 PM   #14
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whats that in the back of the engine bay?
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on the v dub forums they have a bunch of guys to this and the only thing in the bay is the engine. No wires, computer, no coolant box, no winshield, or oil. EVERYTHING has been relocated. kinda dumb if you ask me...
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Old 04-28-2008, 12:33 AM   #16
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My friend does alot of them you can get a better idea here www.chasebaysonline.com
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Old 04-28-2008, 07:17 AM   #17
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whats that in the back of the engine bay?
Intake runner.

Also, no hook up on the coil, no spark plug wires.
Still a big improvment...

Yeah, modern engines aren't that aesthetical[8D].
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perhaps those pics werent the best to post lol

this is more like it

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looks like i found the thread

http://www.mustangforums.com/m_3149951/tm.htm
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Old 04-28-2008, 10:48 AM   #19
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Put some shiny LTs on that thing and it would complete the look......i would love something like that, but then if something goes wrong after this, well, i and everyone else who popped the hood would be lost

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Old 04-28-2008, 11:04 AM   #20
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thanks but i didnt do it

i think vocoat might know who did
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