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Old 13th-November-2012, 03:57 PM   #16
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Not sure what motor your using the ECM for but I would imagine it's for an LS. I have a stock LS1 ECM mount cradle if you're interested. Once you mount it it makes it easy to slide it in and out if you have to.

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Thanks John,post a picture so I can see which type you have.
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I got one from psi harness. It nice but not gonna work for me. I think it was under 30 bucks.


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Old 13th-November-2012, 05:46 PM   #18
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Is that the one with the cip to hold in hte ECM? If so I saw that and cant see any way to use it where I need the ECM
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Yes that's the one. Chuck was telling me about a S-10 one but don't know if its a different design or what year it's from.

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Thanks John,post a picture so I can see which type you have.


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Old 13th-November-2012, 08:22 PM   #21
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Hey John. Is that a factory PCM holder and from what vehicle

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Pcm

This may not be the same computer, I welded two tabs to the bottom of the dash i can still get my glove box in but never installed it ...Mine is a Fbody computer, guessing you have something else.





MY fuse block for the PCM (Ingnore the wiring mess it was a mockup)
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funny, I've had the same conversation with my buddy that builds a lot of pro-touring cars. he said " I don't understand why everyone wants to put the computer in the cab, your never going to touch it, everything it programed thru the obd port." Even GM leaves it in the engine compartment.
I was like Oh Yeah Huh ? He mounts the computer in the pass fender well in all his LS builds. In the novas, I would build a sheet metal box in the fender well.
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Steve same computer,factory heater box is an issue in that location as best i can tell and I would like to keep my glove box..Toxic,I just do not want to ever see it especially under the hood.I know they are under the hood in factory applications.I tried to get some pictures but I do not have enough hands to get it in place and snap a picture.
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Mount it under the fender on the firewall... make a cover for it.

David went into the Heidt's inner fender, driver side... just in front of the hinge, installed a cover. You'd possibly have the same type of room with a stock inner fender... maybe...


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Hey John. Is that a factory PCM holder and from what vehicle

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Yes! I think it's from an '02 'Vette.

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Brian, I used the mount John showed, typical for 98-02 F-bodies. I turned the computer facing forward. I trimmed the large tab off the front so it wouldn't be hanging down. Then I made some "L" brackets off the PCM holder and secured them to whatever I could find above it. The mount was very sturdy, and also let you swivel the PCM down to remove it if needed. It tilted up enough that you couldsn't see the wires from outside the car. With the computer out of the mount, I had full access to the fuse box.

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Interesting Tom would you have any detailed pictures?I was plalooking at it last night and it does fit the area a little better with the wires facing forward.
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Interesting Tom would you have any detailed pictures?I was plalooking at it last night and it does fit the area a little better with the wires facing forward.
Didn't shoot any pictures, sorry, it was in the blue car, so I don't have access anymore.

If I remember, I screwed one side of the bracket to the sheet metal, just above the kick panel, and the other was screwed to the brake pedal support. I used fairly thick aluminum, and just bent it accordingly. It was real sturdy, and didn't vibrate at all....

I used self locking nuts on the bracket so I could tweak it just tight enough to swing it down, yet it wouldn't move under it's own weight....

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I have been playing around with this,so far this is the idea not sure yet if its going to work out or not.PCM fits the bracket very nicely,anchoring the bracket securely in the car is looking like much more of a problemSo few areas to bolt anything in in that area.







Pull out the quick pins,slide slightly forward and it drops out of the bracket.I have things just tacked into place in case i need to make adjustements
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