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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 23rd, 04, 02:04 PM Thread Starter
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I am putting a 427/turbo 400 in a 68. The car has never been rusted, damaged or hacked in anyway and I would like to accomplish this swap without punching holes, cutting, drilling etc. My only problem with this plan other than shifting the thing (please see my other post in the trans section)is where to put the MSD box. Anyone have any bright ideas? I would like it out of sight and mounted without damaging any sheet metal. Thanks

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I've considered a glove box mounting, but MSD recommends that it have airflow around it.

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I made a 1/8 inch aluminum plate approximately 5"x7", mounted the MSD 6AL and MSD 2 step on it. I then used two galvanized 1"x1" angle iron (for strength), each of which were bolted from one of the existing firewall holes to the bottom lip of the dash below the glove box. I had to drill 2 holes in the bottom lip of the dash. The two angle irons were running parallel to each other and the alum plate was bolted to it.
The result is both MSD boxes firmly mounted flat with a lot of air circulation, easily accessible to change rpm pills, and not visible.
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Actually, both replies help. I may use the bracket idea to suspend it inside the glove box and remove the liner of the glove box to allow air flow. I will take a look in the AM. I am still open for any other ideas.

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I think I may scrap the MSD unit with the box and go with an aftermarket distributor and coil. I just don't want to start drilling holes anyplace in this car. Any recommendations on a good distributor? The motor is essentaily an L72 (425 HP) 427.

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