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Old 03-19-2011, 06:57 AM
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MSD oil filled coil mounting position

MSD recommends not to mount thier 8202 oil filled coil in a horizontal position. Allegedly it will overheat and fail. Has anyone seen or heard of a failure because of this? Or is this a worse case scenario? I just hate to buy a new epoxy filled coil cause like the rest of you I try to get the most out of my money. Thanks

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Old 03-19-2011, 07:21 AM
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Maybe a precaution if the ignition is left switched on by mistake. It would leak oil faster if overheated in this position. There isn't supposed to be any air inside an oil filled coil but, you never know.

I haven't had good luck with MSD ignition parts, mainly Ignition Boxes.
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Old 03-19-2011, 07:46 AM
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I would just mount it straight up and then everyone will be happy.
Or that's what i did mounted mine straight up anyway.
What are you working on anyway? What are your choices?

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It's a 383 in a 63 Polara. It just looks better horizontal, more original. I know I could go with an epoxy filled coil but I'm just trying to save some cash. This coil was on the car when I got it. I mounted it vertical and just sisn't like the way it looked. Guess I'm just kinda picky on the way this looks.
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It's a 383 in a 63 Polara. It just looks better horizontal, more original. I know I could go with an epoxy filled coil but I'm just trying to save some cash. This coil was on the car when I got it. I mounted it vertical and just sisn't like the way it looked. Guess I'm just kinda picky on the way this looks.
Oh Mopar how come you haven't posted any pics yet those are some BadA rides, i can understand what you are saying i am pretty picky also.




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Old 03-19-2011, 08:41 AM
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I looked it up at Jeg's and the MSD blaster 2&3 coils overview states it can be mounted in any position. Strange, that one statement contradict's another. Even stock coils have been mounted from the factory in horizontal positions and I can't understand why MSD would recommend that unless the higher voltage causes it to run hotter than a stock one.
Perhaps it's made on foreign soil now (as a lot of items are now a days) and they don't want to guarantee the quality anymore. I don't think I would want to mount any points coil up side down but, horizontal or vertical shouldn't be a big problem if you mount it at a remote location where it can be cooled by air flowing through the engine compartment (front of engine, firewall, or fender well). I've used an Accel 40,000 volt coil mounted hrizonal with no problems in the past on 2 Pontiac's. It should come with a warranty on manufacturer's defects so if it leaks, I would send it back. How would they know what position you had it mounted anyway?
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That's pretty much how if feel to SQZ they don't really want to warranty anything if they can get past it. IMHO
Heck ford use to alway's lay their coils on the side and that's was from the factory.

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Old 03-19-2011, 08:51 AM
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Ok...thnx...Here's some pics....
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Old 03-19-2011, 08:55 AM
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Very cool car. Brings back memories! Looks like all you need is some wheels.
Engine pic is very small and won't enlarge and I tried to do it with windows enlarge but it was too fuzzy.
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Old 03-19-2011, 09:00 AM
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Man i really love those old mopars. I couldn't enlarge the engine pic either.


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Old 03-19-2011, 09:05 AM
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Ain't going to happen! 4kb is too small to enlarge. Going to have to take another pic.
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I was impressed i could post the pics. Gonna have to ask my daughter about the engine pics. I'm goin for the superstock look. I've got some old torquethrust wheels for the front. The paint looks better in the pic. I'm preping for paint now.
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Old 03-19-2011, 09:16 AM
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Gotta love that chrome!
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