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    Default MSD 6AL-2 box install questions

    I'm currently converting my car from the factory CCC ECM, Carb, and Distributor system to a MSD box and distributor setup with a mechanical Q-jet

    With the factory ECM and harness out of the way, it looks like the new MSD box will slide right into the pocket the ECM used to set in and the wires will feed right out the same hole the CCC harness used.











    Does anyone see any issues with me just sliding the MSD box into this slot in the plastic kick panel to hold it in place?


    It almost seems too simple and easy... :D


    There isn't room in the slot to put the rubber feet the MSD box comes with though, the box itself just barely fits into the plastic pocket. Not sure if the box creates too much heat for the plastic or if the plastic will transfer to much vibration to the shell of the MSD box? I can't imagine either being a problem though as the box is digital now and the factory ECM has been riding in that slot for 30 years now with no issues.

    If it is decided that won't work for some reason, my next best choice is to mount it on the plastic inner fender out in the engine bay like a typical install. I prefer the clean looking, protected location inside the kick panel though.
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    Lance,

    It looks like the perfect place for it!

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    Should be fine, gonna borrow the idea for my Malibu.

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    How much heat do these digital MSD boxes make on their own anyway?
    Lance
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    Looks like MSD approves of the spot...

    Quote Originally Posted by msdtech1955 View Post
    that wil work out fine... if the ecu was mounted there ...I really don't see any problems.
    Lance
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    Looks like a great fit, if you need any connectors of any kind let me know.
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    I need to extend the MAP sensor harness. The harness coming out of the box is only about 5" long and I think I want to put the MAP sensor out in the engine bay closer to the manifold. Maybe 18" or so?
    Lance
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    pm sent

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