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Old 04-06-2009, 10:17 AM   #1
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Where do you have your MSD box placed? I had it in the engine bay and I think it got to hot and fried the box. The reason I say that is because it was 105 degrees outside, idling at Bear Country USA in the black hills and my car shut off next to a few Bison and would not start up again. Tested the MSD box and sure enough it was fried. I am putting in the new MSD this week and need to find a good place to put it. Glove box? Under the passenger seat? Engine bay again?
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From what I've read the glove box is not good cause it gets hot and needs ventilation. Most people mount the box on the driver side above the fusebox. I mounted mine on the other side.
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heres mine
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MSD instructions say specifically no to the glove box. It needs to be in a well ventilated area.
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My MSD6AL is mounted under the underhood fuse box

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Im doing a MSD 6AL and Blaster coil this week and was wondering the same...
Im thinking of the same thing "LT1" did..
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Thanks for the advice - I will post some pics when I decide on where to put it.
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here is where i put mine. This picture was taken from inside the car sitting in the passenger seat. I didnt have my a/c delet panel on the dash back in yet.
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I had mine in the same spot as "LT1" for several years without any issues. I got a 2 step and adjustable launch rpm controller and moved it to the passenger side of the trans tunnel.
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I have mine in the same general area as LT1, I don't have it bolted down or anything either, just fits nicely sitting flat right there, had it there about 3 1/2 years now, no issues.
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