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Old 07-29-2012, 08:56 PM
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msd ignition question

I am getting ready to start my BBC ...I have a mad distributor with magnetic pickup and blaster 2 coil... and a ignition box... not my question is can I take the ignition box away and run the motor ... until I can afford another box...if so how do I wire it

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What's a mad distributor?

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Just do a search for MSD and call their tech line with the list of parts you have.
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If you have an MSD billet distributor, the installation instructions will tell you that you will need one of their boxes to run. Now, can those be bypassed and used as a conventional dist. - probably, with some wire and common sense, but why? It sounds like you have some bucks in the engine, and BBC's are never cheap, so spend your $200+ and get a new MSD box or send them your failed unit for rebuild for a few bucks less.
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It depends on what model distributor you have. If it has a module and pickup then yes it will work stand alone. If it only has a pickup then no it wont work. If you can supply model numbers it would be easier to help you.
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