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48 minutes ago, KNIGHT347 said:

Plates forward of the valve covers, looks open enough for four coils each

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Similar to 4.6 Fords of late 90s vintage...any desire to adapt that stuff?

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That was looked at BUT the LS coils have the plug in the rear so they would stick up way too high doing that on the driver side.  The passenger side I had tons of room.  I also had tons of room to put them on the passenger valve cover but not the driver due to the header design.  I found the location Im going to use and after some head scratching, how I wanted to do the mount, how the hell I was going to fit a drill in there and then how I wanted to set it up for ease of access and maintenance if needed, I think Ive got it sorted.  

The Exploder motor came with coil packs like what Knight showed, split 4 and 4.  Originally I was going to use them in the exact configuration he mentioned but one set the case was cracked and broken.  Ive never been a fan of those coil packs and Disney let me borrow a set of LS truck coils for mock up so thats what Im going to use.  Cheap, easy to find, great compact design and reliable.  Im pretty sure that gets me in to LSFest too yes?

Matt

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These coil brackets have been tedious and slow going but they are done and in the car.

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In the car tucked away nicely behind the shock towers on each side.

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Found some left over spark plug wires from when I last did the wires on the 66 but I didnt have enough boots so Im waiting on them to come in, then its wrapped up.

Matt

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Plug wires are finished up.  Ended up making them out of the left over ends from a universal kit that I bought for the 66 a while back.  Bought some LS ends for the coils and 45* ends for the plugs.  Because of the header design on the driver side I ended up keeping the straight ends on the 2 wires I didnt touch from the kit.  I will be adding some plug boot protectors to keep them alive just in case.

Nothing too exciting, but looks good for what it is.

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Matt

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Truth!  Ive learned my lesson and this car deserves some time and attention.  I want this to go together nice, look nice, run nice and be nice to work on down the road when it's time for maintenance or a road side fix.  Then maybe I can move my attention elsewhere and fix some of the shoddy "quick fixes" I've done in the past.

Matt

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Ok, now I dont have to worry bout whether the plug boots/wires are gonna flop over and burn up.  Im going over the top and booting up all 8 while Im at it, tho truthfully the only 2 that I was worried about were the rear driver side.

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Gonna do the other side tomorrow, put the intake back on and then give it one more once over.  Might try to clean it up a bit while waiting for a spot to clear up in Disney's shop.

Matt

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Both sides are done, pain in the rear!  I dont envy 351/stock shock tower guys AT ALL!!!  @JRANGER you should come see what I mean (forget...are you modding/removing the shock towers?) There is room, but barely and the driver side header makes getting to the rear 2 plugs a massive pain.  The two straight plug wire boots ended up being a shade too deep/long before they "clicked" on the plug.  Cut them down slightly when adding the heat covers and they are much less of a pain.  The entire passenger side is super close to the tower and it makes getting the plug wire on the plug a bit of a pain as well.  I would love to update the suspension down the road for better ride quality and safety...but the thought of shaving (or at least modding) the towers to allow more room add to the appeal.  Shes as together as I can get it at this stage and cleaned up from all the dust/grime/hand prints etc and ready to go to the next and final stage of the swap.  Wired up, fired up and tuned to perfection...cant wait!

Matt

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Meant to do this a while back but then the Photobucket BS went down.  Here are some other shots from the Mustang 6 Association's 6 banger show.  This show somewhat solidified the gut feeling that it was time to move on from the little six.  Like posted before, she ran great all the way there, looked great while there and attracted a ton of attention.  The ride home wasnt so hot but thats ok, its in the past.  Anyways, on to the pics.

This picture was posted in the M6A's monthly news letter and was the only pic they got of my car at the show if I remember correct.

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Then a buddy of mine followed us up there and snapped these shots before he (wisely) ditched us to go to the BIG show going on downtown.  Had I known what I know now, we woulda bolted shortly after them and joined them.  Thats ok tho, we made the best of it!

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Then, quite some time later, someone pointed out to me that Ford Performance had posted an article on their website about the show and the little six was mentioned and had a couple pictures included!  Link to the article:

http://performance.ford.com/enthusiasts/quick-look/2017/09/mustang-6-association-hosts-six-banger-party-.html

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Cool way to end an era tho.  I wont get any notice with the new setup BUT I will (hopefully) be driving the SNOT out of it as often as possible and Ide much rather that than some small time attention here and there whenever I happen to feel like getting it running right enough to take out again.  Moving on!

Matt

 

 

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17x8 Torque Thrust II's with BFG Sport Comp 2's, 245 rear 225 front ( I can get the entire size if you want after work)  The fronts are the standard offset for most 60's mustangs (4.5?) and the rears are either 5.5 or 5.75 to accommodate for the stock width Fox 8.8.  Im going to cut it down the the correct width one day, sell the rears and buy a set of 17x7's in the correct backspacing, put them on the front and the ones currently on the front in the rear and learn my lesson about getting in a hurry and not cutting down the rear to fit in the first damned place LOL

Matt

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