I mounted my coil on the trunk firewall, over to the driver side. I concurr about the location of the coil.
Second thing I notice is the air cleaner. I am told that type of cleaner the foam liner deteriorates.
I have a 14" K&N equipped chrome Corvette cleaner if you are interested. Lower profile for a better fit.
What CFM is your carb? Also, does it have an accelerator pump? If so, it will have to be adjusted for small displacement or you will have a pretty bad bogg issue.
Pretty engine. I wish you well on it running right.