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Old 15-04-2017, 08:02 AM
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Wow - those HT leads really make the engine bay a lot tidier! Not OEM I know, but a real improvement IMHO.

Other than to save costs, does anyone know of a reason why Datsun chose to route the HT leads over the top of the head?
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Old 15-04-2017, 09:46 AM
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Wow - those HT leads really make the engine bay a lot tidier! .................
I agree. How tight is it behind the fan?
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Old 15-04-2017, 09:50 AM
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Wow - those HT leads really make the engine bay a lot tidier! Not OEM I know, but a real improvement IMHO.

Other than to save costs, does anyone know of a reason why Datsun chose to route the HT leads over the top of the head?
I don't know how it'll save costs? think about the brackets etc that were used on the valve cover? The clips, extra casting efforts? I'm sure a shorter length would offer more performance from the wires(back in the day!). Keeps them nicely separated also, which might have been a key point with noisy leads. A few years back when we use to do the tv coverage for goodwood we could get interference off some of the more original cars and their ignition systems.

What are you going to do with the clips/brackets/holes on the valve cover?
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Old 15-04-2017, 09:52 AM
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Fair point - I was only thinking of less material required for the leads.
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Old 15-04-2017, 11:11 AM
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I agree. How tight is it behind the fan?
This is a photo from the Datsun Spirit web site:

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Thanks chaps, I'm not sure why its not more popular other than the fact they charge a few quid for the privilege. I saw them on one of the Facebook groups and thought they looked fantastic so we had to get a set.

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A few years back when we use to do the tv coverage for goodwood we could get interference off some of the more original cars and their ignition systems.

What are you going to do with the clips/brackets/holes on the valve cover?
What do you do for work out of curiosity, sounds like you into filming?

Nothing for now as that's not really been on the agenda albeit I acknowledge its not the most aesthetically pleasing. I suppose I'd have to pickup another valve cover. I've got more pressing jobs to do such as under sealing, brakes, suspension and transmission. Long term we're planning on dropping a modified L28 of some description in there so that will be the opportunity to tidy everything up as much as possible in the engine bay department. I've always been a function over form kinda guy in terms of my priorities.

Cheers for posting up the pic Paul that demonstrates it quite nicely, I can always grab some more photos when I get the car next week but its all neatly secured away from the fan so there's no worries there. If your not going for an all out OEM finish then it wins for me every day
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Old 15-04-2017, 08:14 PM
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What do you do for work out of curiosity, sounds like you into filming?

. If your not going for an all out OEM finish then it wins for me every day
I don't think total OEM is the way forward either!

I work for this company http://www.nepinc.com/welcome/nep_uk
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Old 15-04-2017, 08:25 PM
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I much prefer the ht leads being routed this way. I've taken mine around the front of the valve cover.
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I don't think total OEM is the way forward either!

I work for this company http://www.nepinc.com/welcome/nep_uk
Glad to see there's several others who don't stand totally in the way of progress

Sounds kinda cool, you must get to cover some really interesting events I would imagine! I'm always amazed by the eclectic mix of professions amongst the owners on the forums.
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