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cob4ra

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Engine coil placements
« on: June 26, 2019, 12:31:26 PM »
Back in 97 when I purchased 1680 the engine had never been removed as it had only 36k miles true odo reading; I found my coil on the drivers side; most pictures of nicely restored 66 Shelby’s shows them on the passenger side? Did they come both ways?
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Re: Engine coil placements
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2019, 01:11:25 PM »
Back in 97 when I purchased 1680 the engine had never been removed as it had only 36k miles true odo reading; I found my coil on the drivers side; most pictures of nicely restored 66 Shelby’s shows them on the passenger side? Did they come both ways?
Driver side placement of the GT 350 coil is a common owner change. Factory was on the passenger side . Thermactor cars had coil mounted on top of the intake.
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Re: Engine coil placements
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2019, 02:20:50 PM »
Passenger side head only for 66 Shelby's. Goes for 66 K codes in Mustangs also ;)

Some owners just though it looked neater to move them to the drivers side - sort of to get them away from the oil dip stick.

Non  K code Thermactor equipped 66's had them located on the passenger side of the intake but that was a non-K code application
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Re: Engine coil placements
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2019, 07:48:42 PM »
Amazing how long it takes to do what one thinks is a small thing to do! Slightly moved the dipstick tube; then heater hose to the left or right of coil ! Touched up my clumsy areas ; there “ TA DA “ what do you think?
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Re: Engine coil placements
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2019, 09:06:17 PM »
Here is a shot of an original back in the day for you to compare


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