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Old 03-27-2011, 08:32 PM
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MSD mounting location...

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Do any of you have any pics of your MSD box mounted? Mine is a 6AL. My engine is a Ford 460 and I planned to mount the canister coil,(blaster2) in the stock location on the manifold or on the right (driver's) head. I don't currently have an a/c compressor mounted, so I was thinking maybe mount it on the flat bracket where the compressor would go or on the inner fender...any preferred place? Thanks as always

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Old 03-28-2011, 02:18 AM
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I have my box and coil mounted inside under the dash. I use a coil wire pass thru to the dist. The reason for this is that everything is out of sight and it runs cooler.
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Had mine for 20 years on the pass side fender, on top. Figured itd get more air under the hood even though its blasted by engine heat. Still running strong.
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Mounting the box on the engine is a bad idea...too much vibration, not to mention the heat. MSD will tell you the same thing. They don't even want you mounting the coil on the engine and give the same reasons for that also, although the coils do get mounted there by many folks.
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Old 04-03-2011, 08:17 PM
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My coil and box are both mounted on the fire wall. been there for over 5 yrs now and doing great.



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Old 04-03-2011, 08:35 PM
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20 years and 5 years, wow that's great!!! Here I was going to buy spare eveything so I wouldn't get caught in the middle of nowhere with a toasted something. You do realize that you cost MSD a pretty big ticket sale (big for me) haha

All I have to do make sure my AAA is up to date. haha
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My 6A box and Blaster 3 coil has been going strong since 1992, and a buddy bought his set at the same time and its still going strong also. My box is on the firewall above the heater box, his is inside where the heater used to be.
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My box is on my inner wheel well on my truck not a lick of trouble knock on wood. MSD has a mounting kit that comes with rubber spacers.
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My box is uder the seat and the coil is on the firewall. Both will last longer if protected from heat and vibration. I take my stand alone Accell distributor if I go on a long trip. I just toss it under the seat. Can change it over in about ten minutes.
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Hey guys,
Thanks for all the input, makes me glad I bought the MSD ignition. I will see about mounting on firewall on the passenger side and maybe a longer coil wire to mount the coil on firewall as well.
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Here's a final car assembly photo of mine. The coil is on the engine in about the OEM position to feed the MSD small dia. billet distributor:



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pics are always good After I quit staring at your ride Ireland, I like the simplicity of the mounting spots. Of course my 460 originally had the coil mounted on the intake or front of driver's side head. Since wipers and a/c are a ways off, I may mount mine similarly or inside underneath the dash in center of car.....This is a great site and I've gotten help on almost every topic available
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As far as mounting the box, I used some insulators to isolate the chassis/body vibrations - MSD has a set as does Summit for around 10-12 bucks or you can make up your own with some grommets and 8-32/10-32 machine screws.

MSD also has a new version of their 6 series boxes with only a single plug in connector instead of the one or more for each end which is a lot neater (these companies always seem to come out with improvements right after I buy the old version )

MSD has a coil secondary firewall pass through that look like they will work nicely - part 8211 if you want to mount the coil inside and under the dash

(http://www.summitracing.com/parts/MSD-8211/)

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