Randy wrote:Sorry, rawhog, but it isn't practical to go from underneath unless you have a way of raising up the front wheels off the ground (and I don't)...I did scope it out, but there just isn't enough clearance for me to get under there when the car isn't raised; not to mention it isn't that great for your back if you have to lay on a creeper or on the concrete floor...I would do it from the top if I had to do it over again...
I have the ramp but since I could just put the coolant box out of the way easily without having to disconnect the hoses, I decided to approach it from the top because I don't like having to get up and down all the times and work on my back from the bottom. I'd say either approaches have advantages and drawbacks. If you don't have the ramp then I agree the top approach is probably easier.
You can easily drop your nuts and bolts from the bottom just as well. It's just that if they land on the floor then it's more easily retrievable if you're at the bottom. But if you manage to drop them inside the radiator well like I did (which can happen just as easily even if you work from the bottom), you cannot retrieve it from the bottom. You can only retrieve it from the top like I did, which means you gotta go through the trouble of opening up from the top as well. The lesson learned is to use something to cover up the radiator side so nothing can fall into it in the first place.
By the way, the wiring kit is worth the $20 I paid for it for the convenience of not having to build one up.
On the horn, I wish it had come with a tube to cover the air intake. I don't have any one handy that fits so now I have to go find one.