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Old 04-15-2009, 05:51 PM
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i just installed the 6al system with the blaster 2 coil. this is the first experience ive hade with an external coil because ive always had hei systems. i have everything wired. the only question i have is about the coil. it came in pieces. the coil, the coil tower, long screw, coiled wire washer, and the spark plug end piece. the directions dont say how to put the coil tower together. most people probably just know how but i dont. i tried puting it together but it fits loosley in the coil. if anyone has experience with this any help would be great thanks

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is this what you have.http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/MSD-8...QQcmdZViewItem . cole
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no that is the bracket im talking about the actual coil. here is a pic from summit that is similar to what i have. in the pic you see the coil. and then the small red coil tower beside it. that small tower is what i need to know how to put together. thanks
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Old 04-15-2009, 06:43 PM
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I left it off of mine.all that does is help prevent secondary voltage from jumping between the terminals.and sometimes it makes it a little easier to connect the coil wire.I would leave it off you really dont need it .and later if you feel you do then you can put it on,its really your call.all it does is pushes down on the top of the coil for a extinsion. cole
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That tower as you call it, allows you to use the hei ends on the coil wire. Are you aware that there are two different terminals that ignitions wires may use ?

There are two different types of terminal ends , with that tower it allows the use of the newer style terminal ends HEI. Not using the tower, for simplicity lets just call them old school terminals, can be used .

If you buy a set of plug wires, the universal set, you will see the two type of terminals shipped in the package .
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yea thanks pepi, I totaly forgot about the two different wire ends. . cole
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well im still runing the hei system just with an external coil. i ordered the kit from summit msd-8500 and all of the stuff came with it. it says to use that red coil tower i just cant figure it out.
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it says to use that red coil tower i just cant figure it out.
The tower is used to convert a coil w/the "old" style female wire connection to the "newer" male HEI-style connector.

If your coil already has the male connector OR if you are using a coil wire that connects to the female-type coil connector- you do not need to use it.
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hi, trash the ballast resistor. if you are running HEI wires (coil wire)use the tower. the 2 boots are for either an HEI or a standard/early coil wire. whichever one you have.

darn you cobalt--beat me to it by a minute...
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darn you cobalt--beat me to it by a minute...
You know what they say- even a blind pig finds an acorn once in a while! lol
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hey colbalt, 800+ posts, and you are a noob. i only have 600+ posts since 2007. but then i spend much time restoring old vettes out here in cal. you seem very knowledgable from your posts in EVERY thread. fill out your profile, all the noobs don't fill out their profiles, tell us how old you are and tell us about your cars and profession. please don't take this the wrong way. i just want to know how how much you know, seems like a lot from your posts (but not as much as i know) no offence, i like you...
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yea i know i have to use the hei tower. but thats still my question, how to i put it together. lol that little red tower in the pic comes in 4 pieces.
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I'm a post whore- what can I say. Had a knee 'scoped so have time to waste.

As for you knowing more, may be true, maybe not- but I have sense enough to know there are people here who know more than either of us, so it's all relative, isn't it?.

And I did just get the cam/crank relationship backwards- even though I know the difference, so there you go... F-ups go w/the territory. Admitting them is the hard part.

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yea i know i have to use the hei tower. but thats still my question, how to i put it together. lol that little red tower in the pic comes in 4 pieces.
Without having it in my hands, I can't say- the only one I ever saw came assembled from MSD.

I'd be on the blower to their tech line if it were me.
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yea i know i have to use the hei tower. but thats still my question, how to i put it together. lol that little red tower in the pic comes in 4 pieces.
are you sure 4 pieces? does that mean 2 boots , the tower, and the resister ........ if this is so you are not using plain old common sense .


very simple plug the tower into the top of the coil mount on firewall and attach the coil wire ........... is that simple enough to figure out... ?
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