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Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2005 7:10 pm 
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G'day everyone, I am going to buy a new coil and leads this week and I was wondering if it would be possible to mount the coil up behind the airbox on the shock tower? Also if anyone can suggest a good coil to put on it. It is a EL 6 cylinder.
Any help would be great, Thanks. :)
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Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2005 7:15 pm 
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Stock coil is fine for most applications.

If you want to avoid mounting it against the block, on the shock tower, or cable tied somewhere under the inlet manifold will suffice.

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2005 7:16 pm 
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i have run one on the strut tower, in behind the airbox with no dramas just have to lengthen the coil plug from under the manifold and get a longer lead to run from the coil to the dizzy and away you go, make sure it gets a good earth i found that caused a few dramas

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2005 12:17 am 
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so you do have to earth the coil ,mine died yesterday and i wanna move it out from under the inlet manifold

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2005 10:09 am 
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i found that if the metal "legs" of the coil didnt have a clean earth, that it ran a bit rough, only take a few extra minutes to make sure it has a good earth anyway

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2005 10:29 am 
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get a stock coil, make sure it is a bosch item if not buying from ford. everthing else like said earlier.

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2005 11:28 am 
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what does the plug on the coil do ??

ive moved it but it's hard trying to get the the plug to make it longer

anyone know if you can buy those plugs with cable on them to extend it ??

and what type of cable is it alright to extend it with ,figure 8 speaker cable ok ??

it's not a high current plug i dont think ,just there to send signals to it

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2005 12:02 pm 
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does anyone know where the 2 wires to that plug that goes onto the coil come out in any other part of the wiring loom or what colours they are ,car is it a wierd spot and cant get it on a jack to get under it ,so i wanna move the coil and need to extend the plug that does on the back of it

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2005 9:07 pm 
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i wouldn't use normal speaker wire, something more like whats in there, 3 or 4mm wire.
you can buy the plugs from bosch also.

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2005 9:13 pm 
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well i changed it and the car still wont start ,so im lost for ideas.its not getting spark at the leads

what are the plugs called ??

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2005 9:14 pm 
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so it wasn't starting before?
check for power to the wire at the coil, and ckeck your earth

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2005 9:17 pm 
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no it stopd dead and i got it towed home ,i changed the coil with a new one and mounted it in the engine instead of the usualy spot, i might try and put it back where it belongs and try it again tomorrow ,im not getting spark at the plugs ,im going to test it at the dizzy tomorrow .and how do i check for power on the wire ?

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2005 11:13 pm 
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one wire is for the tacho and one wire is for power, so one of those wires should show up 12v when the ignition is in the run position, if not theres something between the coil/ignition barrel gone wrong, if u got power there then yea myabe the distributor, put a sparkplug lead on the coil and a screwdriver in it, hold the insulated ends and put the bare metal part over one of the rocker bolts, and get a friend to crank it over, if it sparks then the coil is working and you have a problem in the dizzy, maybe the rotor button or the cap is all gungy might help to give it a cleanup

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2005 3:22 pm 
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i had a simalar problem with my car, arfter 3 days of trying to track down the problem (cbf standing All day in the sun) we traced it back to the dizzy, replaced it then it started right up like nothing was ever wrong

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2005 3:40 pm 
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arh ok im thinking thats whats wrong with mine now

 

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