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Gary
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From: Sarasota, Fla. USA
Registered: Jun 99

posted 07-08-2001 09:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gary   Click Here to Email Gary     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Im wondering where the best location is to mount my 6AL MSD box in my 69. I have several areas in the bay in which to mount the box but have heard from several that heat kills these boxes. Was thinking of mounting it up high under the passenger fender apron just behind the headlight bucket but box is not a sealed unit. I doult I'll ever drive in the rain but that spot looks really good and leaves the engine bay nice and clean. Good or bad idea putting it there?(possibly boxing it in with weather resistant cover) Also, if I put the box in another place far away (trunk), should I use heavier gauge wire spliced to exsisting box wires? Where are you guys putting your ign. boxes?
Battery is mounted in my trunk.
Thanks

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Scott (69Mach)
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From: Walnut Creek, CA USA
Registered: Jun 99

posted 07-08-2001 10:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott (69Mach)   Click Here to Email Scott (69Mach)     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I put mine on the drivers side engine bay wall up near the hood line. I like short wire runs (I hate shorts) and this location works well for that. Not too close to any heat sources and pretty not likely to get drenched.

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kid vishus
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From: middle of NC
Registered: Oct 2000

posted 07-08-2001 10:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In my 70 I have mine mounted high on the drivers side fender apron towards the front. It never seems to get wet there, and it makes for fairly short wires like Scott said.

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Dave_C
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From: Gadsden, Al
Registered: Aug 99

posted 07-08-2001 11:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave_C   Click Here to Email Dave_C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In my 69 I know have a 7AL2 under the dash, but when I had a 6A it was mounted in a vertical position in the radiator core support. Drivers side, all the way over against the inner fender apron.

Later,

David Cole

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Rustang351c
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Posts: 45
From: Watkinsville, GA, USA
Registered: Jun 2001

posted 07-09-2001 02:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rustang351c   Click Here to Email Rustang351c     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Good Tip! Something I'll definately be looking at shortly.

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Russ
86 Capri 5.0
69 Stang Fastback 351c

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TomP
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From: Delta BC Canada
Registered: Dec 99

posted 07-09-2001 02:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
with no heater there is tons of room under my dash, its mounted using a couple of the existing holes for the heater box.
Otherwise under the windshield washer bag is a good spot, the two wire cable to the distributor and the coil wiring will still reach fine.

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7DMACH1
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From: PHILA. PA.
Registered: Feb 2001

posted 07-09-2001 03:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 7DMACH1   Click Here to Email 7DMACH1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
On my 70 Mach I have it on the left front fender apron right behind the washer bottle. I never had any problems.

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1970 MACH 1 351C 4SPD
1986 CAPRI 5.0 5 spd.
2001 LINCOLN LS V8

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