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Coil relocation

PostPost by: englishmaninwales » Wed Jul 27, 2016 6:15 pm

Elan S3. I know that some of you have moved the ignition coil from the standard and rather vulnerable location under the carburettors to a safer place - any recommendations? Not long ago I had a major fuel leak from the front carb when the engine was running, so I was very lucky.....
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PostPost by: SF69Elan » Wed Jul 27, 2016 7:43 pm

Hi Malcom, the coil on my S4 has been moved using the bracket that is available from CliveyBoy - you can see the new position in the attached picture.
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PostPost by: Certified Lotus » Wed Jul 27, 2016 10:52 pm

Mine is under the glove box in the foot well.
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PostPost by: rgh0 » Thu Jul 28, 2016 10:01 am

I mount mine vertically on the radiator using the top radiator securing bolt.

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PostPost by: Stevie-Heathie » Thu Jul 28, 2016 11:23 am

I'm considering doing the same in my S3 Malcolm. Think I'm going to go for the Clivey Boy bracket, but would be interested to know how you get on.

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PostPost by: Galwaylotus » Thu Jul 28, 2016 7:38 pm

I didn't have metal working facilities but did have fibreglass materials! I relocated my coil to the upper radiator bracket with a homemade FRP bracket.
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PostPost by: 661 » Thu Jul 28, 2016 7:46 pm

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PostPost by: Andy8421 » Fri Jul 29, 2016 5:34 am

englishmaninwales wrote:Elan S3. I know that some of you have moved the ignition coil from the standard and rather vulnerable location under the carburettors to a safer place - any recommendations? Not long ago I had a major fuel leak from the front carb when the engine was running, so I was very lucky.....
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While I don't think its a bad idea to move the coil from its original position under the carbs, a properly connected coil shouldn't in of itself be a fire risk. The distributor however is an accident waiting to happen if covered in fuel. Tough to relocate though.
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Fri Jul 29, 2016 6:43 pm

SF69Elan wrote:Hi Malcom, the coil on my S4 has been moved using the bracket that is available from CliveyBoy - you can see the new position in the attached picture.


That's where I put mine; it's a bit cooler than the standard location; I just used a generic coil bracket and bent the two "legs" slightly.
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PostPost by: englishmaninwales » Fri Jul 29, 2016 7:35 pm

Thanks for the ideas. Keep them coming!
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PostPost by: mbell » Fri Jul 29, 2016 7:53 pm

Not directly relevant for the OP but on the plus two I've seen them relocated higher up the inside wing and also to the top of the peddle box on rhd cars. Both locations improve access and move away from the carbs.
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PostPost by: englishmaninwales » Fri Aug 05, 2016 10:44 pm

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OK I went for a location, as suggested, just behind the radiator, using the standard coil fixing to the chassis/body fixing in the front upright box section.
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