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Unread 06-19-2007   #1 (permalink)
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Default 5.0 Mustang Engine Bay Clutter Clean Up

I am fairly new to the 5.0 mustnag. I have a 1987 Mustang LX 2.3L and recently purchased a 1993 Mustang GT. The current mods on the 5.0 is as follows.

K&N Air Filter
Underdrive pulley
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Flowmaster 2 Chamber CatBack (American Thunder)
BBK 75mm throttle body

My question is I would like the engine bay to look clean. I see a bunch of wires everywhere and I wanted to know if all the wires are necessary. Im not much for street or track racing (yet). I just would like to lift the hood and have everything look clean. Can anyone tell me what I can remove in the engine bay to make it look nice.

PS: I still want to run the A/C.
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you dont need to be removing anything. youd be suprised of how much of that you can run inside your fender.

I You want it really nice, you can extend all the wiring but you need to do it right.

get a soldering gun, solder, flux, and some shrink tubing.

If your not going to do it that way then leave it alone.

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you dont need to be removing anything. youd be suprised of how much of that you can run inside your fender.

I You want it really nice, you can extend all the wiring but you need to do it right.

get a soldering gun, solder, flux, and some shrink tubing.

If your not going to do it that way then leave it alone.

j
Yep this method works really nice for cleaning stuff up. Just did it on my 88 and it turned out awesome, there was actually very little wiring I had to extend too, went pretty smooth. Hardest part of the process was probably getting my inner wheel wells back in.
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MadMatt,
Just ran across this thread, looks sweet, and I had a couple of questions.
Where'd you tuck all the wiring across the front? I'm running a 3g too, along with the heavy power cable from the alt, and now the wiring for my fan, and it's getting a little crowded under the front crossmember, LOL (I see you've moved the batt, but I can't see any of the other ones running across either. tucked on top of the condenser?)

Second: I was thinking about condensing all the "on engine" wiring into one big tail, running off the back, is that what you did? (hard to tell, but it seems simplest.)

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All mine is under the front crossmember, all that is there is my #1 AWG for my alternator (that goes through my drives side inner fender and into the car and all the way back to the hatch) and the headlight harness. My wiring that I had to bring in for the fan came from inside the DS inner wheel well down and across the lower rad support. My relay and fan control I mounted directly on the fan shroud. As for the 2 plugs that go the the harness on the motor itself, I put all the wiring back there into one bundle and electrical taped the whole thing running from one side of the car to the other. I did not put any loom on that bundle just to keep the size down and tucked it nicely under the lip that is there and used a couple tie wraps with the holes and screwed it up in 2 spots to keep it up there nice and tight. Also put the 2 brake lines running across under the lip too just behind the wiring. I am actually just doing some work on the car right now so here are a couple quick pics of some closer up wiring shots. Also a couple shots of the exhaust that I ripped out and the new headers going in (1 3/4 long tubes to a 3" collector). Bringing the car the the exhaust shop on Tuesday to get the dual 3" system put in, then back on the dyno.
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That looks awesome, Mad Matt!
I noticed that you have your PCV source line capped off on the throttle body. If you're running the PCV valve,(looked like there was a hose running to one) you need a place for air to enter the system, or vacuum will suck a seal or gasket into the engine causing a leak.
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Now thats i need... Nice work guys..
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That looks awesome, Mad Matt!
I noticed that you have your PCV source line capped off on the throttle body. If you're running the PCV valve,(looked like there was a hose running to one) you need a place for air to enter the system, or vacuum will suck a seal or gasket into the engine causing a leak.
Ya I have a breather in it's place, just one in the one valve cover for now. Was thinking about doing a second into the other but one seems to be enough so I think I am going to leave it at that. Reason I did it this way this time around, was with my last setup I had a lot of back pressure (mainly due to the worn out cylinder walls) that would blow a whole lot of oil into my TB so I took some preventative action this time around
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