Sniper install. Where did you put ignition and coil

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  1. Gr8texan

    Gr8texan New Member

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    F8325A28-6157-4526-AA2A-9A54D40F1128.jpeg 93E16E4F-8DC1-4E44-83BC-22AC30747736.jpeg I bought the Sniper, hyperspark ignition, coil and distributor for my 72 Z28. Where are people putting the ignition box and coil? Thinking passenger firewall or fender. Any opinions on where it should go?

    EDIT: Coil location found on firewall close to distributor. Guess there is no advantage of being close to ignition. Picture added
     
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    That looks great. Not sure if I’ve got the cable length to get that far but I’ll see.
     
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    Coil outside above master, in my case, box indoors under dash. 73 Z coil.jpg
     
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    Where do you put ignition under dash? I’ve got a vintage air so I don’t see room on passenger side inside, but the passenger engine bay firewall is bare.
     
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    Ignition box is mounted to the front of the driver's side inner fender well near where the charcoal canister goes. Coil is passenger side firewall to the left of the suitcase (orientation is sitting in car). I have the full sniper set up as well. You will like it. The hall effect distributor is slick and easy to set up..
     
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    Not running an ignition box, but the coil is mounted to a bracket on the valve cover. Used non-metallic spacers to thermally isolate it... seems to work well since the coil stays quite a bit cooler than the valve cover.

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    Hyperspark box is above heater box and coil is to the right.
     
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    I like where you did the ignition, but I’ve got something where you put coil. Maybe put the coil on passenger fender? Finished the fuel tank this morning so I’m moving closer to ignition.
     
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    I ended up replacing the MSD coil with the Sniper canister coil for RFI reduction and mounting the box in the cowl well. I have a fiberglass hood that doesn't have hood vents so it is pretty well protected from moisture. I am on fuel only for now and disconnected my digital MSD6AL. Outside of the rev limiter, I believe it is functionally the same as the Hyperspark box so I plan to rewire the MSD box when I move to ignition control. I have the Hyperspark distributor ready to go in as well. https://drivn.com/post/69030/msd-6al-install
     

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