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    Senior Member Peacemaker1911's Avatar
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    Don't mean to whore your forum post but I found some easier ways to improve the conversion.

    What made this conversion easier, was removing the factory overflow bottle and mounting the ECM to the fender. I found a smaller, simpler bottle at the salvage yard. You can see the size difference.


    I made a bracket to mount the bottle and ECM to the fender.

    Bottle was perfect for the space under the AC lines.


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    Puttin the "Sport" in SUV hivoltagedriver's Avatar
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    what did that overflow bottle come out of?
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    The water tank is off of a 1985 Honda Prelude. I have been searching for about 2 hours looking for it. All I knew was the car was old and it had a tilt forward hood with pop up headlights.

    I found it though, on Ebay

    85 Honda Prelude coolant over flow tank

    I got mine at our local salvage yard for $2.
    Last edited by Peacemaker1911; 09-10-2006 at 12:46 AM.


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    what ever improvements can be made on the conversion please add them

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    Senior Member Peacemaker1911's Avatar
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    Here is one of the last modifications I did with trhis conversion.

    I took the hook latch off and the spring and added the spring back by putting it on the radiator support.



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    ok never thought of that one.... how did u attach the spring on the rad support there?

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    I set the spring there and just ran a strip of metal strap thru the bottom round of spring and held it in place with two self tapping screws. Its worked so far. I did that because my hood was not popping up when popped, and I had drove to town and it was open the whole way and it "looked" closed.

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    To hold the back of the hood in place, I simply added a small bracket . There is not much tension here so it does not need to be that big of a bracket. I trimmed out the inside of the black part that covers this new bracket and now the rear of the hood sits flush and is held in place.





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    Windshield washer hose

    Here's another thing you can do. Since the factory washer bottle is up front, you can undo the hoses from the hood and fish them out to the front and run them up the hood. It will reach up to the squirters on the hood and you can hook them back up.






    I ran it under the hood matting and added a bracket on the hinge cross bar to keep it out of the hinges and hold it in place.



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    yeah i was going to run them up that way too but i am shaving the washer nossels off the hood anyway but im glad you put that up because i over looked that when writing up the how too

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    Puttin the "Sport" in SUV hivoltagedriver's Avatar
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    I've had some requests to post up detailed pics of my install, so i figured that I would just post them here and add to what you guys had already started.

    BTW, after diggeing through pages of really nice work, here is a direct link to Peacmakers how-to, which is pretty close to the way that I did mine.
    http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2272145/13
    What I did differently: I used an aftermarket overflow bottle, removed the secondary latch and spring in the front and left them off, and cut the factory hinges and used the factory bolts welded to the fenders to hold down the hood in the rear. Instead of aluminum plates, I made mine out of 1/16th steel, and welded 3/8" nuts to the back side for the hood hinge to bolt to.

    Here is my how-to and pictures:
    http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2425608/7

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    Old thread Alert.

    Anyone ever tried this with a fiberglass cowl hood?


    Thinking it will solve my wiper clearance issue, and tighten up the gath on the wiper cowl since the factory has a nice little ledge on the back of the hood
    Last edited by bigjsp; 06-28-2009 at 07:48 PM.

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    i did my 95 4.3, 3" cowl hood. with the 4.3's u have to remove the center bar but make sure the springs are on or you will smack your windshield.

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