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Installing MSD Box

I have a 75 Nova with a big blockwith the battery mounted in the trunk.Iam installing a msd box under the hood.The instructions say to run the positive& negative cable to battrey.Is this necessary or can I pick up power under the hood istead of runnnig cable to the back of the trunk?Which is better?

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You can pick your power up at the starter and just use a (good) frame ground it's not necewsary to go all the way to the battery.
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Connect the black power wire to the engine and red to the battery lead on the starter.

Do you have a wire from the battery negative to the engine? If you grounded it to the frame and then cable frame to the engine, you may find your starters will not turn as fast and wear out prematurely.
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When MSD says battery posts. They mean battery posts. You will get stronger current through a heavy gage copper wire than you will through the steel frame.They also advise to mount the box in the cockpit not in the engine compartment. The box will run cooler there. Electronics don't like heat. So if you mount in the cockpit. It is just as easy to run the wires to the back as it is to the front.
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