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TR upgrade tip
Finished installing the TR upgrade today, it had been installed but was waiting on a coil bracket. I took a trip to the junkyard today and found a coil bracket from an early Ranger with the 2.9, the bracket was mounted to the driver's side fender with three bolts. I pulled the bracket and coil, paid $5 (oohh...spare coil!) and went back home to mount the bracket.
Since I had purchased spark plug wires for a 92 Cherokee with the 4.0, my mounting options were limited by the length of the coil wire. So, after a beer and a smoke I did a little "rearranging". If you remove the coil wire, and use it as a plug wire instead, you can swap the other wires around for length until you wind up with the longest wire in your hand - but not for long. Use the longest wire to reach the passenger fender where you can mount the coil bracket and have no problems with wire length.
Why do this??? Because around here in NH, the Ford wires for the upgrade are about $10 more expensive per set than the Cherokee wires. Also, if you pull a bracket with the old coil still in it, chances are you can keep the old one from the donor vehicle for a trail spare, just make sure to test the donor coil out BEFORE you leave home! You can also keep your original stock canister coil for a trail spare for a buddy who hasn't had the brains to perform this upgrade. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
Kind of a no-brainer, but hope it helps somebody!