Conversions & Hybrids - Pics of coil pack relocation please!




67Firebird455
03-01-2011, 12:40 AM
Doing a front mount turbo setup on my 67, and having a tough time with relocating these coils below the flipped C6 manifolds. They're grouped together like everyone else using all-thread and nuts already. Some detailed info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks fellas!


LS1NOVA
03-01-2011, 09:51 AM
Here is mine. Brackets are cut way down. Passenger side is a little tighter due to the starter and I dont have any pics of that side.

http://i1025.photobucket.com/albums/y314/LS1NOVA/novacoils.jpg

You can buy cheap plug wires from Jegs using LT1 wires (distributor terminals are the same as LS1 coils) and then cut and recrimp the plug end as needed. About $40 after you buy the new terminals for the plug end.

It really cleans up the top side.

http://i1025.photobucket.com/albums/y314/LS1NOVA/nova013-2.jpg

67Firebird455
03-02-2011, 01:11 AM
Man that is really clean. Can't see 100% how the bracket bolts to the block or whatever. Love the way that looks dude! $40 set of plugs that diameter and look that good is cheap! Great info, thanks a lot!


67Firebird455
03-03-2011, 01:13 AM
Can't believe those plug wires are $29.99, plus terminals... Where'd you get the terminals? Was looking at my local machine shop/parts store today, lots of selections. 90 looks awesome.

PS - Fbody pan? I was stupid and got the moroso... more drama than it's worth really.

LS1NOVA
03-03-2011, 06:13 AM
Yes, stock unmodified F bod pan with stock style steering. Just have to set the engine back far enough. I have a modified firewall.

I got the terminals from Jegs too I think.

AmericanMuscle313
03-03-2011, 01:12 PM
http://i1025.photobucket.com/albums/y314/LS1NOVA/nova013-2.jpg

Sorry to hijack....

Did you use factory truck manifolds turned forward? Did you fabricate your own engine mounts?

LS1NOVA
03-03-2011, 06:40 PM
LS4 left manifolds, yes

bozzhawg
03-03-2011, 07:05 PM
LS4 left manifolds, yes

Bro, you got a deal, because it has been a needle in the hay stack to find those jokers(LS4 manifolds) I am just going to use the C6's...... Maybe I am looking in the wrong places, I could not find a pair...


Bozz

bbs350z
03-04-2011, 02:03 AM
Where did those brackets bolt to. I'm trying ton relocate mine

67Firebird455
03-28-2011, 12:14 AM
Where did those brackets bolt to. I'm trying ton relocate mine

I'd still like to know. Gettin ready to get this done, would rather set it up than jack around reinventing the wheel!

deuce4935
03-28-2011, 12:26 AM
Im not 100% but it looks like the bosses on the block have been tapped and threaded for the brackets.

67Firebird455
03-28-2011, 12:28 PM
I just need to get under there and look... Not really motivated, the car has been sitting for quite some time and I'm deathly afraid of black widows, lol.

LS1NOVA
03-28-2011, 12:40 PM
I cant remember if that boss was drilled and tapped already or if I did it. It fastens to the engine mount on the front side. If your going to do it, make the passenger side bracket first as on that side the coils have to mounted in a four pack arrangement to fit with the starter. Sorry I dont have pics of that side.

67Firebird455
03-28-2011, 01:29 PM
I also thought of mounting them inside the car up behind the dash some (my shit is gutted, no vents, blower, heater, etc.) and run them through the firewall to each bank. Was going to do the same thing with the ECU.

bczee
03-28-2011, 02:58 PM
I have seen them mounted to the Frame Rails, front crossmembers, Engine Adapter plates, lower firewall, upper fire wall, fenders, just about anywhere. Don't have any pictures of them. Any why not in side the cab!

If your engine is mounted with enough room between the heads and the firewall, I have seen relocaton mount being marketed to put them on the back of the heads.

I would just be concerned where you mount them for heat and water. Hot Headers and Plug wires just doen't mix LOL.

And All six engine bosses are drilled and tapped.

67Firebird455
03-28-2011, 03:30 PM
I have seen them mounted to the Frame Rails, front crossmembers, Engine Adapter plates, lower firewall, upper fire wall, fenders, just about anywhere. Don't have any pictures of them. Any why not in side the cab!

If your engine is mounted with enough room between the heads and the firewall, I have seen relocaton mount being marketed to put them on the back of the heads.

I would just be concerned where you mount them for heat and water. Hot Headers and Plug wires just doen't mix LOL.

And All six engine bosses are drilled and tapped.

If the engine bosses are all drilled/tapped, I'll just rig something up there more than likely, it looks great, and the idea about those plug wires/terminals is a hell of a deal. I'm running C6 manifolds flipped so don't have to worry about headers as long as I'm below them! :D

Hoping to get some work done on the car here this week, will report back.

MeanYellowZ
03-28-2011, 04:03 PM
http://i56.tinypic.com/2vtrtap.jpg

http://i51.tinypic.com/2yzitlk.jpg

http://i53.tinypic.com/34gougi.jpg

http://i56.tinypic.com/k0n41c.jpg

67Firebird455
04-03-2011, 09:54 PM
K guys, finally got to it... here's what I did on my 67. Since it's a front mount setup, needed to keep them away from the exhaust as far as possible without plug wires everywhere, these will require 90* coil ends and 90* plug ends and coil harness extensions. Should work pretty dang well I think. Let me know what you all think.

fieroguru
04-04-2011, 06:09 AM
I put mine on the back side of the heads (intake is flipped to exit over the tranny... transverse installation in a Fiero):
http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s162/fieroguru/LS4/IMG_7607.jpg

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s162/fieroguru/LS4/IMG_7608.jpg

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s162/fieroguru/LS4/IMG_7612.jpg

yelo04goat
04-04-2011, 07:12 AM
oh holy hell Ls in a Fiero?!?!?!?!

67Firebird455
04-04-2011, 11:35 AM
oh holy hell Ls in a Fiero?!?!?!?!

lol My thoughts exactly! That's man ish...

ponjohn
04-04-2011, 07:01 PM
K guys, finally got to it... here's what I did on my 67. Since it's a front mount setup, needed to keep them away from the exhaust as far as possible without plug wires everywhere, these will require 90* coil ends and 90* plug ends and coil harness extensions. Should work pretty dang well I think. Let me know what you all think.

What about water?

bczee
04-04-2011, 08:54 PM
I would worry about water.. unless you don't plan to be in any rain just water in the streets.

But if I recall. that Good Guys Super Nova they gave a way a few years ago.. it had it's coils mount down there or behind the Cross member (after market clip).

67Firebird455
04-05-2011, 11:23 AM
This car will not be driven in the rain, period. lol. No windshield wiper motor, no heater, blower, defroster, AC, no ducting, it's pretty much stripped. It's the only vehicle I own that has a designated spot in the 3 car garage, and I plan to keep it that way. I can drive the tahoe or duramax in the rain, but this thing will be on drag radials. =) Thanks though fellas!

bczee
04-05-2011, 12:45 PM
One more thought. since they are mounted in front of the X-Member. What about road Kill, unexpected junk, rocks, and them flying beer cans along with anything else that migh get kicked up into them.. Might build a shield for them. ?

67Firebird455
04-05-2011, 02:27 PM
One more thought. since they are mounted in front of the X-Member. What about road Kill, unexpected junk, rocks, and them flying beer cans along with anything else that migh get kicked up into them.. Might build a shield for them. ?

Heck of an idea... might just do that... I have the front part of the crossmember that the control arms connect to to protect it from the front but good point... shields would be easy for that.