What is the meaning of a MSD ignition?

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A MSD ignition is an American automotive manufacturing company (aftermarket) that deals with high-end ignition systems and electrical components of an automobile.

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When was MSD Ignition created?

MSD Ignition was created in 1970.

Does the msd ignition replace the coil and is it the end all cure all of an ignition circuit problems?

You can replace the coil with an MSD coil when using an MSD ignition, but you don't have to.Cure for what? Depends on the problems you were having before. MSD is generally more complicated than stock ignition. I mean it ads more steps between bat/alt and spark, so there is more to fail if anything fails; though they are generally reliable. But it depends on the initial problems. If the problem was low voltage to the ignition coil, slapping an MSD ignition box in between won't work either because it uses the same wire input (which would still be too low if that was never fixed).If the only problem was the coil or distributor, then yea swapping it for MSD coil and distributor will fix it, but you might as well just replace them with stock parts and forget about the MSD ignition box, unless you want the added performance. In that instance it wouldn't be a cure per say. I mean it will fix the problem, but not because it's MSD, but just because you replaced the faulty parts. the MSD 6 series:

What is the correct timing for 73 Chevy 350 with msd ignition?

8 degrees BTDC.

Will a breath alcohol ignition interlock device work with msd igntion system?

Yes, an interlock device will still work. An MSD box is an after market brain that fires the spark plugs in performance vehicles and has nothing to do with engaging the starter motor. The interlock device is installed between the ignition switch (key) and the starter motor relay or solenoid and is independent of the secondary ignition system. (Where the MSD box is located)

Spark plug gap Chevy 400 with msd ignition?

.040 to .045 should work well.

What is a good replacement distributor for a 1969 gto?

Mallory ignition or MSD ignition are the best bang for your buck. Personally i have used mallory unilite and have excellent results.

What is the spark plug gap on a 1969 Chevrolet 350 with a msd ignition?

When you go with an aftermarket ignition system, you should follow the recommendations of the manufacturer. MSD is a business that is well known for helping people use their products correctly. They have a website and a telephone tech line ready to serve you. If you just need to get it running until you can contact MSD, set the plug gap at .035". That's close enough.

How do you upgrade ignition system with points and condenser in 1974 Chevrolet with a 350 to electronic ignition system?

Chevrolet 350s are REAL easy to upgrade to electronic ignition because there are so many of them, there's a vast number of aftermarket parts available. The easiest way is to buy an MSD Ready to Run distributor, install it and be happy. You can plug an MSD 6A box into it, but you don't have to.

How do you improve fuel economy on a Chevy 350?

2 tips- an msd ignition and a trans with overdrive if you don't already have one.

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How do you hook up a Sunpro tach to an MSD ignition?

There should be a tach output connection on the side of the box somewhere, you just plug your tach pickup into that. If it doesn't work you'll need a MSD tach adapter. I'm unsure of the part numbers but there are 2 different ones, it depends on what you used to wire in your ignition. If you used the white wire there is one and if you used a magnetic pickup ( green and violet wires ) there is another one....MSD-8920. I have a sunpro tach and I had to go out and buy an adapter to make it work...for about 50 bucks.

How do you hook up an MSD ignition to a 350 Chevy?

It is long as you have the right one.....on my 350 the ignition coil was located inside the distributer cap, easy enough, you just take off the 2 bolts and unplug