Wasted Spark Coil Bracket & Spark Plug Leads

Today I finally had time to make a bracket to mount to the bracket that previously held the Ford wasted spark coil, and also to terminate some Bosch spark plug leads that I had left over from the previous install with the new purchased LS1 coil tower connectors.

I used Rivet Nuts and the mounting plate was 3 mm aluminium plate. If I had a MIG welder and knew how to weld, I would have just filled in the rectangular hole and used some Rivet Nuts to locate the coil.

Bottom of original bracket
Bottom of original bracket
Top of new coil bracket
Top of new coil bracket

I made three spacers out of aluminium 1/2″ thin wall tube. I wanted to have the base of the coil just off the mounting plate, I did not want any stress on the bottom of the coil.

Spacers to space coil up from bracket
Spacers to space coil up from bracket

Picture below shows (out of focus I know) a coil tower with the pin in the middle that the LS1 terminals clip on to.

Coil tower showing internal pin
Coil tower showing internal pin
Test fit of coil
Test fit of coil
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Another angle of coil

I painted it all gloss black enamel.

Bracket painted and coil mounted
Bracket painted and coil mounted

I terminated the spark plug leads with the LS1 coil tower connectors. Done!

Coil mounted on bell housing and spark plug leads connected
Coil mounted on bell housing and spark plug leads connected

Whew, not a perfect job, I’m not the best at fabrication but it will do!