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BLMA Fans improve looks and sound

About 2 years ago I put a sound decoder in one of my SD70ACe units, I had kept the speaker atop the frame by milling the frame a little bit. Once I put it all back together, I realized the sound was a little low and I probably should have put the speaker in the fuel tank and drilled holes in the fuel tank to help broadcast the sound.

Well, BLMA to the rescue, this came out a lot better all around than I expected. First, BLMA has a video on how to install the fans and shrouds, it's an excellent video, and definitely watch it at least once before you tackle this project.

I was able to follow their exact same procedure to do mine. It took me about 35 minutes to do my first SD70ACe. It improved the overall looks and the sound output jumped about 50% or more. Here are some photos of the work I've done. You don't need to cut the fan holes entirely out, that's a big mistake most people make.
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