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Lotus in the Peak
28th - 30th June 2024
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Ecu Cover


mambosasa

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When it comes to where to locate the ECU, for what I have seen it varies depending on who is doing the conversion. I have seen them in the cabin behind the seats, inside the wheel arch liner, in the boot and so on.

 

I decided to mount mine on exactly the same place as where the original one was. This was really driven by the fact that I wanted to ensure that all the original wiring could still reach and remove the any added complication with the loom make-up.

 

Another word - LAZY! :(

 

The only concern I had with this location is the proximity to the engine and the effect of the heat/ water may have on its operation. So after some head scratching, I decided to make up a cover with some of the Nimbus I had left.

 

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I then marked up the sheet and measured the required dims...

 

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Then it was simply a matter of cutting the shape out and rivet the lugs to hold it in place...

 

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Trial fit and all seems fine...

 

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Add some rubber edging to stop it from cutting through the wires :D

 

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Push fit into location...

 

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I think that will offer heat protection and keep water away from all the open ports. I am pretty happy with that and I can call that job done! :(

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