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I am in the middle of the upgrade and need to know how to mount the TFI? I have the 6/258. Also how did you connect the wiring to the TFI? I have a green wire (Ground/Negative??) and a red wire (Power/Positive??). I was thinking I would just cut the wires and put connectors on them to slide onto the TFI connectors. I put this under the post, question for TeamRush Also. Any advise would be great.

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Tom: 1983 CJ7 6/258

 
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I used crimped on slip connectors and the polarity sounds correct. I made my mount from 1x1 angle and mounted on the fender. You could get the mounting bracket from the junk yard off an old ford (87).

 
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I was at the you pull it and cut off a stock connector plug for the coil. Then I just change the spade connectors on the jeep to fit the ford plug. If you wanted you could also just make two short jumpers using appropriate spade connectors.To mount it I cut a piece from some scrap diamond plate I had, bent a right angle on one end to mount where the stock coil went, and then cut out a hole for the TFI coil which I mounted with sheet metal screws.

 

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*I am in the middle of the upgrade and need to know how to mount the TFI? I have the 6/258. Also how did you connect the wiring to the TFI? I have a green wire (Ground/Negative??) and a red wire (Power/Positive??). I was thinking I would just cut the wires and put connectors on them to slide onto the TFI connectors. I put this under the post, question for TeamRush Also. Any advise would be great.*

Hold the coil so the High Voltage terminal is at the bottom (6 o'clock), and the primary connector is at the top.
The Green wire goes on the Right hand terminal. Green is negative.
The Red wire goes on the Left hand terminal. Red is positive.
The polarity should be marked inside or on the primary wiring connector. Look inside right next to the terminal connectors.
If you use crimp on connectors, make sure you use the insulated kind...

Some people are just making jumpers from the stock 'Horseshoe' connector to the new coil so that an old coil can be used in the event of an emergency.
I guess that is O.K. but I would use NAPA TFI connector, P/N ICC1, $13, for the jumper.
Then in a pinch, you could just pull the adaptor out and use a 'Can' coil.
(Any time you add unprotected connections, you are asking for corrosion or vibration problems.)

As for brackets, Mine is off of a late model mustang. ('91)
The junk yards are just full of post 83 cars and trucks if you don't want to pay full price or tinker and make your own.
You can make one from angle iron, 1" X 1" and about 3" long.
It takes about 20 minutes with a hack saw and a hand drill.
A good coil frame ground will help keep the noise out of your radio.

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