Go Back   MustangForums.com > Ford Mustang Tech > Classic Mustangs (Tech)
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search


Classic Mustangs (Tech) Technical discussions about the Mustangs of yester-year.

Welcome to Mustang Forums!
Welcome to Mustang Forums.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!


Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-22-2010, 11:00 PM   #1
71Mach14spd
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Vehicle: 1971 Ford Mustang
Location: California
Posts: 234
Default Engine bay wire hiding

I want to hide all my wiring and as many hoses etc as i can on my mach 1 and just looking for any tips or tricks on doing so. Thanks in advance for any advice.
This ad is not displayed to registered or logged-in members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Mustang Forums!
__________________
1971 Mach 1 351c CJ 4 speed toploader close ratio
71Mach14spd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2010, 11:23 PM   #2
andrewmp6
6th Gear Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location:
Posts: 8,162
Default

I have seen people run there main engine harness down the inter fender.Heater hoses you can use the tubes off a fox body.Just depends how far your willing to go and money.
andrewmp6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2010, 11:44 PM   #3
71Mach14spd
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Vehicle: 1971 Ford Mustang
Location: California
Posts: 234
Default

I didn't really think it would cost that much to hide wires, besides time. But i am willing to spend the money either way. I hate the look of a cluttered engine bay.
__________________
1971 Mach 1 351c CJ 4 speed toploader close ratio
71Mach14spd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2010, 10:13 AM   #4
ozarks06
2nd Gear Member
 
ozarks06's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Vehicle: 1965 Ford Mustang
Location: MO
Posts: 439
Default

If you put them in some nice wire black wire loom (not red, blue, silver, etc.) then wrap it with the right tape (this stuff), it will go a long way toward cleaning up the engine bay and make it look more modern too.
__________________
Plain Jane 65 Coupe - 284 ci with virtual displacement enhancer
Feature Car in December 2010 StreetScene (the magazine of the National Street Rod Assoc)
ozarks06 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2010, 12:46 AM   #5
71Mach14spd
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Vehicle: 1971 Ford Mustang
Location: California
Posts: 234
Default

Ok I guess my question did not make much sense, sorry I will try and clarify. I want to have no wires in the engine compartment (as little as possible anyway) so I'm just looking for some advice on how to do so, whether it's under the fenders or behind the firewall. Thanks if you can help.
__________________
1971 Mach 1 351c CJ 4 speed toploader close ratio
71Mach14spd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2010, 06:09 AM   #6
andrewmp6
6th Gear Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location:
Posts: 8,162
Default

If you have to make a wire longer or like me see how shot your harness is then replace that goes cost a little.Most show cars run the harness and ac lines under the fender.Pretty much anywhere will work just keep it away from heat and moving parts.I have my msd box and fuse box mounted in the glove box on a sheet metal plate i made.With the thick shock tower braces your car has i would use them to hide a lot of stuff.
andrewmp6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2010, 07:25 AM   #7
LCC
4th Gear Member
 
LCC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Vehicle: 68 Fastback, J code
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,443
Default

All the cars I do I run the wires that are not for the engine, in the driver side fender. Anything for the engine will come out behind the engine from the firewall. You can move all the wires out of the engine bay.

I have a few cars I've worked on but the pics are not all that good, so hers's just two.
Both Pics, the car is complete and running. Lots of wires are hidden from sight.

Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
__________________
68 Mustang Fastback
Lentech AOD, 357 SBF, Vortec S/C, F.A.S.T. EFI


NEVER DRIVE FASTER THEN YOUR GURDIAN ANGEL CAN FLY...
LCC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2010, 07:41 AM   #8
andrewmp6
6th Gear Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location:
Posts: 8,162
Default

Lcc whats the top car ?
andrewmp6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2010, 07:57 AM   #9
LCC
4th Gear Member
 
LCC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Vehicle: 68 Fastback, J code
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,443
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by andrewmp6 View Post
Lcc whats the top car ?
62 Fairlane drag car I wired and help with, 1600HP, mid 7's in the 1/4 mile. I just finished changing the ECU from FAST to a BS3 and will have more pics later this week

Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
__________________
68 Mustang Fastback
Lentech AOD, 357 SBF, Vortec S/C, F.A.S.T. EFI


NEVER DRIVE FASTER THEN YOUR GURDIAN ANGEL CAN FLY...
LCC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2010, 04:31 PM   #10
JamesW
Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Northernish Eastish Central Texas
Posts: 3,301
Default

check out my website for some ideas...
Can't beat LCC's tho.... wow!
__________________

If you're reading this, thank a Teacher.
If you're reading this in English, thank an American Soldier.

JamesW's Website
JamesW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2010, 04:31 PM
MustangForums
Ford Mustang




Paid Advertisement

 
 
 
Reply

Tags
1971, 1996, bay, black, body, compartment, engine, fox, gt, hide, hiding, mustang, pics, sn95, wire, wires, wiring

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Advertising

Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory
New Sponsors
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:43 PM.

© Internet Brands, Inc.


This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company
Emails Backup