View Full Version : where to mount ignition stuff

flying tomato
09-15-2010, 11:09 PM
Ok guys, need some ideas here. Just bought an MSD ignition for my boat and need a good mounting place. Mainly the ignition box. Coil is easy enough, but where are yall mounting the ign box???

Thanks to all in advance,

Flying Tomato

FYI: Changing the ignition so I can install a Nitrous Kit with a timing retard control. Here we go!

09-16-2010, 05:55 AM
Great question, Flying T. I was curious to ask the same thing. My MSD was actually TAPED onto a cooling line when I bought my boat...not cool!

09-16-2010, 07:28 AM
Mine is mounted to a SS plate which is mounted to the bolts that hold the bracket for the rear lifting ring.


Barry Eller
09-16-2010, 08:42 AM
I mounted my MSD Ignition module and MSD shift interrupter directly to the transom. I feel there is less vibration there than mounting on the engine.

09-16-2010, 08:53 AM
Possibly to the transom, otherwise there are some brackets that are made for that, or can be made.. ;) Jamie / Lakeside

09-16-2010, 09:53 AM
I made a simple alum. bracket that uses the holes at the top of the bellhousing.

09-16-2010, 10:00 AM
i mounted mine high by the rear lift ring bracket as well as tne trim unit solenoids.

09-16-2010, 11:00 AM
mount it away from the engine's heat and so the heat sinks can dissipate the heat,,i have mine mounted on the transom closer to the air vent..

Fluffy Foo-Foo
09-16-2010, 12:32 PM
On the divider behind the rear seat.

flying tomato
09-16-2010, 12:48 PM
Thanks for all the ideas. I really like the bracket made to bolt onto the bell housing. That's probably what I will do. Since I have a transmission the transom is an additional 12 inches away (approx).

Thanks to all,
Flying Tomato

09-16-2010, 01:27 PM
I mounted mine on the floor next to the battery on a spacer to keep in 1 inch off floor.

Diamond Performance
09-16-2010, 02:28 PM
This bracket bolts to the back of the head.

09-16-2010, 02:41 PM
This bracket bolts to the back of the head.

I bought one of those brackets, used, on eBay. New brackets can be pretty expensive though.
Also, I haven't had an opportunity to fit it yet.

09-16-2010, 05:39 PM
On the divider behind the rear seat.

Same place also and used the rubber shock mounts supplied by MSD...22 years so far with no problem.