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PostSubject: Spaced Out Coil   Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:09 pm

Does anyone space the coil/ICM away from the head?
The Camaro is like this, done by the previous owner.

Ain't the problem anyway. Looks like time for a new opti. Either a used one I already have or a $60 Accel cap from Summit.
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PostSubject: Re: Spaced Out Coil   Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:20 pm

I saw a pic of the ICM relocated up front on the rad support.
Think it needs heat grease tho.
If you space it it still should throw heat I'd think

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PostSubject: Re: Spaced Out Coil   Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:31 am

The accel cap is a nice piece. I have used it. And like the msd unit, it uses brass instead of aluminum.
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PostSubject: Re: Spaced Out Coil   Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:27 pm

Some of the F-body folks do this. They put the coil/ICM 1 nut away from the head. The idea being that no need to pick up heat from the head and it sure ain't acting as a heat sink. Seems to be working fine so I'll just leave it the way it is.

More on the optispark horror later. It aint over yet.
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