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Old 09-04-2005, 21:32   #1 (permalink)
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hooking up a Crane Hi-6 and LX92

What would you guys recommend as for spark plug choice (temp range) and gap for a stock 302C when I install the above hardware?

I'm using the stock electronic ignition that came with the XE, though it's been rebuilt and recurved for gas. I'm also using a set of 9mm ICE leads.

Anybody experience any dramas hooking up the above hardware to a factory dissy? I'm expecting it should be simple to do.

The Crane instruction manual contains many diagrams, I'm just not sure which one applies to me . . .

http://www.cranecams.com/pdf/90006000d.pdf

I appreciate any advice you guys can offer. Thanks.
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Old 09-04-2005, 22:21   #2 (permalink)
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Re: hooking up a Crane Hi-6 and LX92

They're quite simple to hook up.

HEAVY red and black as directed to BATT + and GOOD chassis earth (or BATT -)

Disconnect current wires to coil. Connect HI-6 small BLACK(-) & ORANGE(+) to coil - and + respectively.

Unscrew dissy module cover on side of dissy. Disconnect and remove module. You'll have 2 wires coming out of the dissy (big and small pin). Connect these to the RED & WHITE wires from HI-6. The RED(+) goes to the small pin and the WHITE(-) goes to the bigger pin.

Connect tach to HI-6.

Do you have a 12V wire going from ignition to HI-6?

Good luck! Took this amateur 2 days playing with wires!!
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Old 09-05-2005, 03:54   #3 (permalink)
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Re: hooking up a Crane Hi-6 and LX92

I haven't attempted to wire it up yet.
I'm not sure where the factory tacho gets its signal from.

I currently have a number of items turning ON when the coil gets turned ON by the ignition key. I think I've got them triggered to the positive side of the coil. What's the best alternative?

It's a mess of wires under the dash and a real pain to try and work out which is which, and to also get wires thru the firewall. I figure there's got to be a better place to hookup under the bonnet. The Hi-6 may have a spot?
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Re: hooking up a Crane Hi-6 and LX92

The factory tacho gets its signal from coil "-". There should be a pink and light blue wire in the loom heading back to the firewall from the coil. Just cut that one and connect it to the tacho output from your HI-6 (green).

What else do you have coming off the coil +? There will still be 12V at those wires from the ignition so that shouldn't effect those other "accessories?"

Looking at Figure 9 (Mallory Unilite hookup) this looks very similar to the way you'll do it with the Ford electronic dissy. With only on small difference to the way an MSD wires up...........

Reading thru the installation instructions, you need 12V ignition to the small red that goes to the dissy. So you may need to splice in a 12V ignition wire from the old coil +. See p16 second last para (LED status light when ignition on etc). An MSD has a separate red wire going to the ignition and 2 separate wires going to the dissy only.

Hope this helps.
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Re: hooking up a Crane Hi-6 and LX92

WRT mounting the HI-6 under the bonnet, best place seems to be tht front side of the passenger shock tower. You can drill 4 little mounting holes and mount it longways up. You may need to pull your front wheel off so you con hold the nuts/bolts from the inside of the chock tower.

Here's my old location. Stays nice & dry and not too hot. I ran the BIG wires to the battery thru the front cross member (under the radiator area). You can then run the red/white & green over to the dissy. Connect red/white to dissy (splice in 12V to red) and connect green to old tacho. Up to you where you stick the coil & black/orange wires. Just get some of that "black wire tubing stuff" and use small zip-ties to keep it pretty.

Done in 10 minutes!!
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Re: hooking up a Crane Hi-6 and LX92

Thanks again for the excellent and informative tips Adrian.
I've got the confidence now to give it a go on the weekend.

PS - October is almost here, and the MotorPlex will come out of hibernation.
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October is almost here and is and coming very quick.
Good luck with it .I know mine has been a pain in the butt
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Similar setup to me Tony?
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Thanks again for the excellent and informative tips Adrian.
I've got the confidence now to give it a go on the weekend.

PS - October is almost here, and the MotorPlex will come out of hibernation.
Yeah, get that sucker down the track!!

How's that guys blue XD 302 going (can't remember his name) - all I remember is those wheel spinning 7000+rpm , tramping half track burnouts and a 16.5
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Similar setup to me Tony?
Yeah I have hi-6 and lx92 with msd billet dissy .
First time around no spark and a cooked coil (apparantly).
Second time around started ran cam in done engine tuning and adjustments
left it over night and back to no spark .
still waiting on sparkie to fix this friday
I have no real advise to offer as I had it installed when the car was rewired
appart from use the connectors surplied and don't cut any wires as this will viod any warranty .
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