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Old 12-03-2012, 03:49 PM   #714
kpluiten
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On the passenger side of the engine bay, I have a few things that need to be mounted, mainly the Innovate LC-1 wideband controller and the Angry Roo EBCS. The car comes from the factory with a stamped metal part in this rear that I probably could have used, but its not an ideal solution and it looks cluttered. I decided to make my own mounting plate in this location to mount these two items.

I started with a paper template to get the shape right. I'm using the existing factory mounting holes to attach the plate to the strut tower.


I thought rounded corners looked best:


Next I traced the paper shape onto a piece of 0.125" aluminum and cut it out with an angle grinder. I then finished the edges with a light sanding to remove burrs.


With the mounting holes drilled:


I made spacers from washers and tubing (from my fuel system). All of it is stainless of course.




Here is it compared to the factory piece:


The controller and solenoid will be mounted to this part something like this:


I will probably run the wires behind the plate for a slightly cleaner look. I'm leaving everything loose right now until I have the motor in, in case I need to move stuff around. I will paint the mounting plate a metallic gunmetal color that matches my master cylinder brace, coolant tank, and AC/PS/alternator brackets.
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