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Old April 3rd, 2017, 08:56 PM   #1
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Best place to mount a 6AL box?

I splurged and bought one for my 70S, looking for a trouble free install. Thanks
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It really depends on how much trouble you want to go through. Keeping it under the hood is the easiest. Most mount it to the firewall or on the wheel well.
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Ditch the charcoal canister and put it behind your passenger's headlight.
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No charcoal canister there, just need to be careful opening the rad cap and don't have it too close to my added overflow if I go there. Thanks
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No charcoal canister there...
Right. I suppose this is for your 70 in your signature? Let us know where you install it.
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Right. I suppose this is for your 70 in your signature? Let us know where you install it.
It is the 70S and I will show pics.
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Old April 5th, 2017, 03:39 PM   #7
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I put mine under the screen for the air intake at the base of the windshield. I made a light gauge cover and painted it black. It is virtually invisible--which was my object.
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under the dash board and it will be dry and not subjected to the elements of any kind. just do the wiring correctly.
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Under the dash sounds good. This is a Mallory 6AL since hooking it to my Mallory Magnetic Breakerless is super easy and I can make it look close to stock.
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On my 70 442 I mounted it on the inner wheel well, drivers side behind the battery. I can access it easily to change rpm chips if needed, but is generally hidden from sight.
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Another spot to consider, I am liking inside and the Mallory doesn't need chip changes, thinking a bit over 5000 rpm for the rev limiter.
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Mine "failed" while in an under hood location. There was no moisture problem, but likely could have been a heat problem, as most semi-conductors are heat sensitive. I'd recommend wherever it stays the coolest, especially if it operates in a hot climate. If the car has A/C I'd tend to recommend the passenger compartment. Under the hood gets more air flow, but in the passenger compartment gets lower temperatures in a hot climate. Which results in a lower operating temperature of the unit, I don't know. Perhaps call the technical people at the manufacturer.
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No A/C but our Summer's haven't been very hot but that will change at some point. I think inside is the safest bet under the dash, I leave the fresh air vents open all Summer.
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Im going to an msd here real soon. Im mounting it right on the underside of the dash facing the trans tunnel or trans tunnel with small mounting brackets . Looks are secondary to function as well as accessibility . Wont look horrible but then again i dont really have an interior. I dont think trim panels , carpet , and racing buckets count as one lol.
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Why not remove your glove box and make a bracket to mount it in there behind the door? Out of site and easy to access.
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The shorter the wires the better.
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Why not remove your glove box and make a bracket to mount it in there behind the door? Out of site and easy to access.
I like it, we may have a winner.
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I have it mounted to the glove box door and I currently running the wiring, should work awesome.
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Make sure any grounds are to the car body and not the door.
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Make sure any grounds are to the car body and not the door.
Thanks, this was a great suggestion. I need to lengthen, solder and heat shrink all the connections anyways, so yes to under the dash on the driver's side ground and the motor itself as well. I am also adding an inline fuse on the main power wire as well.
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Just my 2 cent i mounted mind inside car top of side of A/C Box, out of sight, great location its velcro to the top easy access if you every have to change.
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