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Author Topic: Upgrade your coil, invisible to most  (Read 2223 times)
BananaDan
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« on: August 19, 2014, 12:26:04 PM »

I'm about to upgrade my ignition system to MSD 6AL/Blaster Coil/Firecore Wires and I wanted to share the process to dress up a non-stock coil to look stock.

I started with an off the shelf MSD Blaster High Vibration coil, p/n: 8222 pictured below.  You want this model as it's sealed with epoxy and the other models can drip oil if mounted on their side like our stock bracket calls for.  




Remove the MSD decal and use Goo Gone to clean off the adhesive remaining on the coil.

Clean the coil with a prep-sol like DuPont Final Clean to remove oil, wax and residue.

Next you'll need the dry transfer decal from ECS.  http://www.ecsautomotive.com/productdesc.php?co=c&id=72

You lay the decal on the coil and rub it on with the provided dry-transfer adhesion applicator (a.k.a. a popsicle stick), and then slowly peel the decal backing off.  One thing to note, once the dry-transfer makes contact with the coil, you cannot adjust it as the ink immediately starts sticking to the coil.  So measure twice and apply once.  Once it touches, you're past the point of no return.

ECS provides good instructions and the product went on very easily.

Here is a stock original coil picture I found on the web.




And here is my finished product.


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« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2014, 01:10:00 PM »

Looks awesome! I simply painted my red blaster coil black becuase I got it used with my 6a box and had some cosmetic issues..
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« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2014, 03:02:12 PM »

That coil looks neat , can you use that coil with the  mopar electronic ignition conversion?
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« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2014, 03:15:42 PM »

Yes, I believe you can but you have to make sure you use a ballast resistor that is the correct resistance for the MSD coil.
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« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2014, 09:36:46 AM »

Very nice stealth upgrade Dan! I'll have to do that too one of these days...
 
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« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2014, 10:57:30 AM »

Awesome !  
That's what I did to my Blaster on the ole' Daytona......

MSD unit is tucked away under the latch tray

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« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2014, 02:05:27 PM »

I did the same thing with my blaster coil on my car as well. Looks good.
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« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2014, 03:00:07 PM »

Looks great
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« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2017, 08:11:33 PM »

I've been meaning to follow Dan's advice for some time. My MSD coil was red and it did bug me so I had bought the black MSD Blaster High Vibration coil and the transfer decal from ECS but then they just sat there for months. Finally got around to doing the swap tonight. The ECS transfer was great and the coil, while being an MSD HP unit to support my MSD system, now looks 70 stock.....I am at peace with the world again. Good instructions Dan!
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