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Mounting locations for an MSD box?

I just got an msd 6a ignition box, along with their tfi coil, and was wondering where some others mounted theirs to keep it away from heat. I have a 78 CJ-5. I thought about putting it in the cab, but I don't really see any place that'll work. It looks like the easiest place would be in the engine compartment, right in the middle of the firewall, but I don't know how hot it would get there. Maybe I could rig up a heat shield or something? Let me know what's worked for you. Thanx, Alex
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Re: Mounting locations for an MSD box?

I have seen a lot of them installed on the center of the fire wall w/o any heat problems. Sorry that this isn't first hand experience.
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Re: Mounting locations for an MSD box?

Mine's been here for 3 years now.

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Re: Mounting locations for an MSD box?

I'm Glad you haven't had any problems with where yours is mounted Will, but I had mine mounted in about the same spot on my CJ, and the second time I went wheelin' I fried it when water got inside the box.

So I'd suggest one of two things, mount it inside the cab somewhere high and dry, or smear silicone around where the case and backing plate meet, and around where the wires go into the box.
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Re: Mounting locations for an MSD box?

I mounted mine inside on the center hump, where it meets the firewall. It works well there, but it's too visible. I'm planning on making a bracket to tuck it under the dash.
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