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Wile E. Coyote, Super Genius!
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Even though mine is mounted to the shroud, it isn't in a much different location. Mine may be a tad higher up. I was able to use the hoses as supplied, didn't need to shorten them at all. I don't know about everyone else's, but one of mine is attached to a hard line. Wasn't sure it would be long enough. But it reached and both conformed to the new location without fanfare.
 

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Wile E. Coyote, Super Genius!
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I doubt there's any efan that sticks out that far, that it would hit the reservoir on the front of the block.
 

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Wile E. Coyote, Super Genius!
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Jblot was on here 5 days ago. So apparently he still checks in. I'd wait and see if he responds to this. Or try and find him on farcebook.
 

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Wile E. Coyote, Super Genius!
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Here is what the left side looks like with the EGR deleted and the power steering reservoir located to a bracket on the fan shroud. Jblot's set up is better, but I didn't know about that when I did mine. If I were to redo it, I would use his set up. Mine is simply a piece of angle stock aluminum, cut to six inches with four holes in it, painted black and bolted onto the fan shroud.

Moving the reservoir also allows you to remove a bunch of heavy brackets that run down the side of the engine. But, as an aside, the throttle bracket also attaches to those, and I dind't like how much it flexed after removing them. SO I made the piece shown, that attaches to my EGR delete plate, to make the throttle cable bracket rock solid.



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Wile E. Coyote, Super Genius!
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Maybe one day, someone will clock the MAF correctly. ^^^ lol
I've already done that. It's an old picture. Someone told me about it and I set things right. Just too lazy to take another picture. LOL!! That picture was taken after I did the
MP blower swap, clean the IC, delete the EGR, move the power steering reservoir, do all SVT Tim's hoses, do new plugs, COPS and COP screws. I just somehow put it back on incorrectly.
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I bought this kit but never got around to replacing the piece of sheet metal bracket I made up to mount it to the fan shroud.
 

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Here is what the left side looks like with the EGR deleted and the power steering reservoir located to a bracket on the fan shroud. Jblot's set up is better, but I didn't know about that when I did mine. If I were to redo it, I would use his set up. Mine is simply a piece of angle stock aluminum, cut to six inches with four holes in it, painted black and bolted onto the fan shroud.

Moving the reservoir also allows you to remove a bunch of heavy brackets that run down the side of the engine. But, as an aside, the throttle bracket also attaches to those, and I dind't like how much it flexed after removing them. SO I made the piece shown, that attaches to my EGR delete plate, to make the throttle cable bracket rock solid.



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I like the idea of the throttle cable bracket support. I did notice some flex. I have had my power steering reservoir relocated under the intake for awhile but I literally just rigged up some zip ties to hold it to the coolant reservoir bottom hose. Just trying to clean up the look finally.
 

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I like the idea of the throttle cable bracket support. I did notice some flex. I have had my power steering reservoir relocated under the intake for awhile but I literally just rigged up some zip ties to hold it to the coolant reservoir bottom hose. Just trying to clean up the look finally.

I ran a piece of aluminum to the thermostat housing.
 

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Wile E. Coyote, Super Genius!
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I like the idea of the throttle cable bracket support. I did notice some flex. I have had my power steering reservoir relocated under the intake for awhile but I literally just rigged up some zip ties to hold it to the coolant reservoir bottom hose. Just trying to clean up the look finally.
I was thinking that the flex might prevent the throttle from opening fully. By flexing back when the cable pulls, it might not be able to open fully. Just over-thinking on my part.
 
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