Lotus Elan

Coil Pack LocatIon

PostPost by: RichardHawkins » Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:33 pm

I have decided to remove the distributor completely and install Megajolt, which incorporates a coil pack and a Ford EDIS unit. I have found reasonably unobtrusive locations for most of the extra components, but am currently struggling for a suitable position for the coil pack.

Is there anyone who has carried out this alteration, and where did you put the coil pack?

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PostPost by: mikealdren » Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:55 pm

Spyder put it on the bulkhead for their Zetec cars, see attached photo. Keeps the HT leads short.
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PostPost by: RichardHawkins » Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:28 pm

Mike

Thanks for the advice and photo. I foolishly forgot to mention my car is a fixed head Elan 1968, I think the engine bay is smaller than a plus two.

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PostPost by: Frogelan » Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:48 am

Richard,

Quite a few racers place the coil inside the car these days.

Rightly or wrongly, the reasoning is fairly consistent: it hopefully keeps the coil away from dripping fuel (obviously you cannot relocate the distributor).

Perhaps this is a solution to appease the originalists?

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PostPost by: gav » Sat Oct 31, 2020 9:46 am

Richard
I put mine over the RH wheel arch under the air intake. It is under the throttle bodies but as they don't leak like carbs I'm less concerned about the location. Fore and aft it is roughly in line with the dizzy.
I think it was John Clegg who made a bracket to locate in the old distributor position which I thought was a great solution - it blanks off the dizzy hole and supports the coil pack in true Chapman style - one component - two jobs.
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Sat Oct 31, 2020 3:34 pm

Can't find the photos, but I mounted mine where the dissy used to be...

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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Sat Oct 31, 2020 3:43 pm

Found them...
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