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Old 06-07-2008, 03:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Does the MSD ignition replace the distributer or is it just an aid to it. I know it has the external coil for it and all but wasnt entirley sure how it worked.
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MSD products works like regular ignition components. like the coil, distributor, etc. The box like 6AL is an addition which fires multiple sparks(at least 3) below a certain RPM (I believe 3000) and then after that rpm fires one very powerful spark. I have seen a MSD ignition demo work in person. It's quite amazing to see the difference.
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^ I hear much more bad than good. Usually the word is to keep the stock ignition components unless your making serious power.

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Let's keep the opinions out of this thread...the OP is just asking how they work, not whether or not they work better or worse.
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The MSD system, works by replacing the internals of your existing distributor. Basically you take the coil and rotor out of your dizzy and put back in the new MSD rotor. Put their cap on and wire in the SS Blaster coil.
The new coil is 40k volts a bit hotter than stock. The benifit to this is the ability to futher gap your plugs to take advantage of the hotter spark.
hotter spark + larger gap = better ignition
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yeh the msd is electronically more sophisticated than oem, but mechanically not as good. but keeping opinions out of this.....its pretty much what russian said
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