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Old 03-10-2010, 06:34 PM
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Moving ECM to Interior

I am transplanting a late 60's truck body onto the running chassis of a 97 GMC truck. I'm expecting things to get a little crowded under the new/old hood. One of the things I could move out of the engine bay is the ECM unit.

Has anyone done something similar - moved their ECM into the interior of their car? Where did you mount it and were there any problems or downside?

Under the dash is obvious but I was thinking more like under the front seat.

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Moving ECM to Interior

as long as you don't cut the wiring harness , but will it not go on fender well ?
what year, 60 what truck ?
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Guess I didn't do a good job of explaining. When I take the body of a 67 IH pickup and put it on top of a 97 GMC truck chassis then all of the modern truck engine bay hardware will have to fit into a smaller space under the hood of a 67 IH.

I will do my best to keep everything inside the new space. But it will get crowded. Between the battery, the Vortec air intake and the ECM, I have some options. I thought that maybe it would be easy to relo the ECM into the interior of the cab. I was even hoping that there was an aftermarket harness adapter so I wouldn't have to splice the harness to extend the loom.
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Old 03-11-2010, 11:48 AM
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sparkydog,
When I installed the '98 GM SFI V6 into my '67 Volvo wagon I moved the ECU and the coil pack to the top of the tranny tunnel inside the firewall. I did cut up and re-solder my harness, but it started the first time and runs great. I think there is a jpeg of this in my photo album.
Good luck
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