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Computer location?
« on: April 09, 2016, 12:26:07 AM »
Hi guys, im making some progress on my turbo swap today. I plan on getting the the engine harness(86 SVO harness) hooked up. But I cant make up my mind on a good spot to mount the computer? Where do you guys put it?

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Re: Computer location?
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2016, 10:26:15 AM »
I built a rack and mounted it, and the eec, on the trans. hump, up under the dash. Not the best pic, but it's in there.

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Re: Computer location?
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2016, 03:42:40 PM »
I put mine in the same spot as the Turbo Coupe, in the kick panel area of the passenger side. It is relatively accessible (if need be) and the harness is pretty much "length-ed" for that location. Images include the LA-3 ECU location and the firewall breakthrough points using the T/C grommets.

  I never got around to completing the cover..., but I bent (with heat) two 90 degree bends in the stock cover to get around the computer. With the (now) shorten end I was going to cut a second panel and lengthen it with an overlap section and a few small pop rivets.

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Re: Computer location?
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2016, 03:42:06 AM »
if you have the factory just heat hvac system, there is a huge empty spot right under the cowl where the air comes in for the hvac system( in dash),
the only problem you will have is the two feet of harness to tip tie out of the way
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Re: Computer location?
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2016, 05:22:28 PM »
Cool Thanks guys. That gave me some good ideas. As I have a factory 86 svo harness, its just engine without much extra. I think im going to enlarge the upper heater hose hole in the firewall and slip it in pas the heater and mount it to the tunnel.

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Re: Computer location?
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2016, 07:19:35 PM »
Here's some better pics. One is of my firewall pass thru for the loom, but I folded the seam down, so you may have to locate it differently.



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Re: Computer location?
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2016, 11:08:53 PM »
Mine sits just above the glove box on a little 3/4" thick foam pillow. If I need to get to it, the glove box insert comes out.

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Re: Computer location?
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2016, 08:14:43 PM »
Since I used the '88 Turbo Coupe harness and fuse box (yea, a real nightmare) I have my fuse box where 76HRP has his computer. Do you guys have heaters installed?  Just curious about the vent either blowing on the ECU or up under the dash the heat absorbed by the dash baking in the sun.  Being these ECU's are 30 years old I'd think they need all the help they can get heat wise.