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Offline CCP

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1966 coil location
« on: February 13, 2018, 12:16:51 PM »
 Morning guys. Wondering where the coil goes on a '66 convertible. I've seen pictures of both the intake and cylinder head.
  It's an April 21st build date, C- code automatic with A/C, NJ plant.
 It's currently on the intake. Going to do a little engine bay detailing and want to get it right.


      Thanks,   Pete.
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Re: 1966 coil location
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2018, 12:30:33 PM »
on the head.
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Re: 1966 coil location
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2018, 05:01:49 PM »
Search  (Using the words "66 unrestored") turned up the following that showed the location

http://www.concoursmustang.com/forum/index.php?topic=17174.msg107864#msg107864


http://www.concoursmustang.com/forum/index.php?topic=5484.0

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Re: 1966 coil location
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2018, 07:30:39 PM »
The ones you saw on the intake were most likely San Jose cars. the were on the intake when a Thermactor was equipped. It couldn't be installed on the head then.
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Re: 1966 coil location
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2018, 09:14:48 AM »
OK, thanks again guys. The alternator is mounted to a bracket that is mounted to the cylinder head, and there is no way to mount the coil bracket.
 Makes sense now.
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Re: 1966 coil location
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2018, 02:11:58 PM »
The alternator is mounted to a bracket that is mounted to the cylinder head, and there is no way to mount the coil bracket.
A picture would be nice (hint).
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Re: 1966 coil location
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2018, 03:02:09 PM »
A picture would be nice (hint).
Jim

this is not my car but it should give you an idea. the smog pump would be in the way of mounting on the head.
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6R09A138419: 1966 GT Fastback, Springtime Yellow
6R08T138429: 1966 Convertible, Tahoe Turquoise

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Re: 1966 coil location
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2018, 03:09:12 PM »
If a NJ car originally had a smog/Thermactor pump that would be unusual and motivate someone to check the DSO  ::)
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Re: 1966 coil location
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2018, 03:35:03 PM »
If a NJ car originally had a smog/Thermactor pump that would be unusual and motivate someone to check the DSO  ::)

Very true. the alternator on a NJ car does mount using a round spacer and bracket to the head, but there is room for the coil here too. Not sure what he is seeing.
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Re: 1966 coil location
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2018, 04:02:30 PM »
I assumed the car in question was sent to DSO 24 as indicated in the signature section and original post, convertibles. As such, it would not be equipped with California smog - unless it was brought into California during the era of retrofits (an era of mass confusion) for smog.
this is not my car but it should give you an idea. the smog pump would be in the way of mounting on the head.
I am very familiar with smog equipment. I'm located about 4 1/2 miles from the San Jose assembly plant in Milpitas, and there's two "A" code, DSO 72 hardtops on the side of my house in storage (garage has two Fastbacks - priorities).
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Re: 1966 coil location
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2018, 04:50:24 PM »
 The DSO for this car is 16, Philadelphia.
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Re: 1966 coil location
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2018, 04:56:47 PM »
 Here is a photo. Car also has A/C.
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Re: 1966 coil location
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2018, 05:02:52 PM »
 Sorry, jwc66k, this is not the car in my signature, but rather a different car I happen to be working on.
 My fault for not specifying.  Again, sorry and thanks for the help.  :)


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Re: 1966 coil location
« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2018, 05:41:42 PM »
I'm on a smallish screen -- is that a B302 alternator spacer?
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Re: 1966 coil location
« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2018, 05:53:56 PM »
 Very well could be, LOL. These cars come into the shop and I have to work with what i'm given.
                   

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1969 Fairlane Cobra formal roof drag pack
1968 Shelby GT500KR
6F08A-GT,a/c,4-sp.,ps,build date 16A. DSO 24 Jacksonville