: Pics Of my New MSD Coils installed



Flyboy
11-14-07, 08:53 PM
Just finished the job......detailed the allen screw heads with red paint.
Also purchased 16 spacers to keep the coils from touching the valve covers.

Whadda' think?????

DILLIGAF
11-14-07, 08:55 PM
looks good

Drago
11-14-07, 08:59 PM
I have to admit the red coils do look nice. I would be tempted to smooth up the FAST intake and paint it to really set things off.

heavymetals
11-14-07, 09:00 PM
Looks great.

Cook the crap out of them and carry one old coil to swap out.

I had two fail within days of the install.

They didn't like the engine heat and died when the motor got hot.

Flyboy
11-14-07, 09:06 PM
Good advice Heavy......how did you determine which coil was malfunctioning?

heavymetals
11-14-07, 09:23 PM
Pulled over and disconnected them one at a time (shut down motor, pull wire, restart motor and look for spark and maybe move wire to see if I could get a spark to jump).

Those MSD's throw quite a spark and I don't want to come across that sucker! YEOWWWWW!

Pretty obvious which one is bad as you get no spark. :eek:

Also, you can call MSD customer service and they will send you the spacers if you ask nice.

stkshkr
11-14-07, 09:34 PM
Very nice, they look better than mine mounted like that, also looks like they keep the wires straight. What spacers did you use and where did you get them?

Flyboy
11-14-07, 09:41 PM
A dozen (or so) trips to ACE Hardware. They are steel 1/2 inch spacers....$1.47 each......then I cleaned them, dried them and spray painted them black.

Thanks for the compliment.

JonCR96Z
11-14-07, 09:45 PM
Looks good, makes me realize how dirty my FAST is.

rand49er
11-14-07, 10:34 PM
Real nice, Jimmy. Very clean. Love the red! :thumbsup:

Chef
11-15-07, 01:25 AM
great job!:highfive:

StealthV
11-15-07, 01:49 AM
Huba huba. Red rocks.

STAGEUP
11-15-07, 02:45 AM
Very nice! I want to see in person!

Have you hit the Pavilions yet?

Twitch
11-15-07, 07:42 AM
What's the seat of the pants impresion?
I'd have a tough time deciding if I really want to put my valve covers back on.

Naf
11-15-07, 09:08 AM
Was it easy changin out the throttlebody, merely plug and play or did you have to recalibrate the PCM?

Flyboy
11-15-07, 09:47 AM
Naf - - Katech installed the throttle body and recalibrated the PCM. Made much more HP.

Twitch - - No seat of the pants difference....didn't expect any difference. I have a friend who is a GM at one the MSD divisions and he explained the only thing these coils will do is PREVENT a misfire vs the stock factory coils. Yes, they DO have higher voltage, and they do a "double-shot" (milliseconds apart) of spark each time they fire......shouldn't really increase power. I just like the "tricked out" look they provide.

Stageup....email me at: piaggiopilot@gmail.com and we'll get together soon.

Jon
11-15-07, 11:35 AM
Hey Jim!

Looks great!

What's with the mods? I thought you were gonna sell the V?

Flyboy
11-15-07, 12:19 PM
Jon,

I was......but couldn't bring myself to do it......everytime I drive it....I can't see myself "not driving it"......Guess I'm in Love....LOL

Thanks.....

Jon
11-15-07, 12:23 PM
Jon,

I was......but couldn't bring myself to do it......everytime I drive it....I can't see myself "not driving it"......Guess I'm in Love....LOL

Thanks.....
I'm very glad to hear that :)

1FASTSS
11-15-07, 05:16 PM
Looks good!