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Is my Cyclone coil pack bracket too low?


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1189363 posted 09/20/14 10:02 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Hi everyone, I've been making some brackets for the Cyclone intake manifold. After a triple take look at the coil pack, I'm thinking it might be too low and interfere with the AC. Can you guys determine this from these pics? Thanks in advance for your help.






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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1189365 posted 09/20/14 10:21 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Looks like it wil likely hit the ac. You can look at my build thread to see mine. I had to cut the support bracket to clear the ac also.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1189367 posted 09/20/14 10:26 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Thank you! Your build thread is the one that alerted me to this potential problem, thank you for posting that. I noticed that yours are angled in the direction of the wires. Did you use all 3 bolt holes, or only 2?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1189376 posted 09/20/14 12:06 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
It looks like the bracket is not for a cyclone manifold. This is the OE coil pack...








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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1189379 posted 09/20/14 12:15 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
How come the brace is cut on the driver side, for the second support point on the manifold?

Possible to weld back in some of that bracket?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1189383 posted 09/20/14 12:30 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Thanks for the pic. I should have stated that I'm modifying all of the USA brackets to work on the Cyclone. I didn't have any flat metal scrap so I'm cutting up a few old Mitsu brackets etc.

I just raised the coil pack bracket about an inch and angled it up in the back so the coils are pointing a little toward the spark plugs (like tekics). I think it will work now.

You caught me in the middle of modifying the USA main support bracket . I was doing that when I noticed the coil packs were sitting too low. I cut the drivers side portion off so i can relocate it over a little. I'm headed out to weld it back together and add a vacuum can holder.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1189405 posted 09/20/14 03:51 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Brackets are painted and drying, thanks for your help. I'll post pics when they dry.

I have a drawer of Mitsu solenoids. I dug them out trying to find a FPR solenoid to use. It appears as though my original Galant FPR solenoid has the nipple broken off . I have a number of others from 3000GT's and Monteros over the years. Do you guys know if any of these part numbers will work?

What I believe to be the stock FPR is stamped "K5T47184". Others I have:

K5T43984
K5T43596
K5T48271
K5T47172
K5T47698
K5T48086



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1189412 posted 09/20/14 05:11 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I think I'm ready for that welding position available in China hehe












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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1189443 posted 09/20/14 11:14 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
That should work nicely.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1190228 posted 09/29/14 10:17 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Very nice.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1190233 posted 09/30/14 12:57 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
FWIW I had to grind off the boss on the manifold to clear the AC compressor back when I originally installed mine. Luckily it's pretty soft aluminum so you can knock it back with a hack saw and then clean it up with a hand file.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1190242 posted 09/30/14 08:33 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting matt92vr4:

Brackets are painted and drying, thanks for your help. I'll post pics when they dry.





Some of the brackets serve extra functions besides just holding the item. They can be heat sinks, or grounds. Painting over the bracket can mess up both of those functions.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1190464 posted 10/02/14 08:58 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Good point Brad.

TJ

I painted my Transistor bracket and installed it, much like our guy in this thread.

I saw the base of the transistor/heat sink and figured a clean surface would have to do for the time being.

Wonder where the best places to get that cadmium plating would be?

Is that what they call the coating on most of the metal parts, that look rather yellow?

I'm sure the green stuff is a different coating altogether.

/TJ



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1190568 posted 10/04/14 01:04 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
My PTU bracket is not painted behind the PTU.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1190623 posted 10/05/14 02:25 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting FlyingEagle:

Good point Brad.

TJ

I painted my Transistor bracket and installed it, much like our guy in this thread.

I saw the base of the transistor/heat sink and figured a clean surface would have to do for the time being.

Wonder where the best places to get that cadmium plating would be?

Is that what they call the coating on most of the metal parts, that look rather yellow?

I'm sure the green stuff is a different coating altogether.

/TJ




I think what was on our car brackets is a cadium plating. Which many places no longer do, due to the environmental concerns. It is toxic, and should not be handled, so it is now only used in applications where nothing else is acceptable.

It has been replaced with several other types of plating, but I don't think any of them work as well as the old cadmium plating overall. I don't know what to suggest as a replacement right now. Some of the zinc coatings people do are mostly decorative, not very protective. Nickel plating looks good, but has its downsides as well. The best sounding substitute for these brackets, from what I have read, may be a tin-zinc.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1190657 posted 10/05/14 10:29 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Thank you. ^^^



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1191200 posted 10/11/14 08:39 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
Update in case anyone is using this as a guide. Boy I hope the Cyclone manifold is worth it! Today I dropped the engine in. The main support bracket hit the AC compressor. I had to shave off a little from that side. Also, the PTU bracket is OK but it cannot be removed without loosening all 3 AC compressor bolts and sliding it back 1/2" or so.

I had fun making these things, but honestly with the amount of time spent it would have been better to buy the Cyclone brackets. Next time a coil pack goes bad I'll wish I did for sure.





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