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Old 07-24-2008, 12:10 AM
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have you gotten a good shock with an msd yet?

I have,and man,i did not like it!! My hand froze on a bare piece of metal while it shocked me for about a second or so.Left me a little dazed and some burns on one of my fingers! Let's hear your "shocking" experience!

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Old 07-24-2008, 07:38 AM
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Not a "shocking" story but I have a friend who had heart surgery and they installed a combination pacemaker and defibrillator. Now, under doctor's orders, he can no longer tune his own car or get near the engine when it is running because of the MSD and electrical charges in the immediate vicinity. It's a real shame...beautiful model A coupe with blown small block...because he has a hard time finding friends who are capable to tuning a blown motor and willing to make the trip to his place to do the work.
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Are you kidding! I won't even change batteries in a flash light!
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Yet??? I got bit by a standard HEI once, and that was plenty enough, thank you. I ain't getting anywhere close to anything that shoots several jolts at once. Ain't gonna happen.
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Yes it hurts pretty bad and then you jerk your arm back from the jolt and hit or cut it on something else. I have since never grabbed a dist. by the top near the wires.
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Old 07-25-2008, 11:44 AM
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Not an MSD but I did get shocked.. I had just put new universal plug wires on my Rambler ( non suppression cheepos, just to test, I was having some problems ).. I went to adjust the timing ( grabbed distributor ) and got shocked bigtime..
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Oooh brother, I got fried off the coil wire of a MSD 7al2 capacitive discharge box. the ******* i am i decided to make sure all the wires were tight on the cap and started pushing them down with my thumb. Legend has it a spark jumped between my tooth fillings! Voltage is a bad thing.
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yes..............ouch ( multiple times )
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Yes just once about 5 years ago. I had just gotten done charging the A/C up, and was looking for a slight miss with the compressor running. I did not realize my feet were standing in water from the evaporator drain. It sent a numbness through my entire body, that took about 10 minutes to get my feeling back in my hand.
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Ah.......something to look forward to experiencing. Never have been shocked before with an MSD, so maybe it will be a new revelation.

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Yes sir I have and I still have the scar on the back of my hand (smacked the crap outa the hood) to remind me to NEVER do that again. Although the girlfriend who saw me do it thought it was the funniest thing in the world!! She was hooting it up next to me while I twiched.
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Yes sir I have and I still have the scar on the back of my hand (smacked the crap outa the hood) to remind me to NEVER do that again. Although the girlfriend who saw me do it thought it was the funniest thing in the world!! She was hooting it up next to me while I twiched.
This is something that you do not need to have witnesses's around for! LOL
Especially from the opposite sex.

This makes me think, Hey Honey, could you grab the top of the distributer and turn it a little "bit" for me?

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This is something that you do not need to have witnesses's around for! LOL
Especially from the opposite sex.

This makes me think, Hey Honey, could you grab the top of the distributer and turn it a little "bit" for me?

Stephen
LoL yeah she always wondered what I do in the garage for hours on end with the car. Well Now she knows that I shock myself and bleed.
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LoL yeah she always wondered what I do in the garage for hours on end with the car. Well Now she knows that I shock myself and bleed.
It is too bad she knows.
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I've been shocked by a bunch of stuff, but yet an MSD. Thankfully. The usual shock is no real big deal but always makes me jump like a rabbit.
Anyway, I used to work with an old guy who could actually stand holding the pulled plug wire of a running engine in his hand and not so much as blink. Of course new hires were never informed of this ability. Sooner or later they'd walk past him while he was working and and reach out and touch them. POW. Highly amusing to everyone, and everyone got it, sooner or later. Yes, he got me too. Still amazes me that he could do that.
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