What springs do MSD distributors use?
The MSD distributors are equipped with two Heavy Silver springs installed. These will give you the slowest advance curve possible (Figure 2). The parts kit contains two additional sets of springs which can be used to match the advance curve to your particular application.
How do I adjust my MSD vacuum advance?
You can easily adjust the vacuum advance of the Street Fire Distributor. Insert a 3/32″ Allen wrench in the canister inlet and turn the adjustment screw clockwise until it is all the way in (Figure 2). Counter clockwise reduces the advance, clockwise increases.
How do you replace the magnetic pickup on a MSD distributor?
Magnetic pickup replacement
- you will have to remove the gear.
- remove shaft.
- remove the 4 allen screws.
- remove the center snap ring.
- remove the strain relief around the four wires going into the housing.
- pull pc board up ,,,,now you have access to the bottom leads of the magnetic pick-up.
Can you run a MSD distributor without a MSD box?
the magnetic pickup cannot be used to trigger a coil without some type of amplifier box…it does not need to be an MSD box, but you need something. an HEI module or Ford duraspark box would work.
Do I need vacuum advance with MSD?
no,a non vacuum dizzy and MSD 6 box will work ok. Is that from a performance stand point and or mileage and driveablity?? It seems all there distributors that are designed to run with an MSD box only have no vacuum advance.
How much vacuum advance should I have?
This can be checked with the engine running at idle with a timing light. Make sure the vacuum advance connection is removed, and now rev the engine up to around 2,500 to 2,800 rpm. Ideally, the timing now should be somewhere around 34 to 36 degrees to total advance.
What timing light works with MSD?
MSD ignition timing lights are the ideal choice for vehicles with MSD systems. Some of the best timing lights for MSD are MSD 8990 timing light, Innova timing light, MSD Ignition 8992. The other best timing lights for MSD have been reviewed in the above article.
How do I know if my MSD distributor is bad?
When you connect the two leads together, the meter should read 0. Now connect the two multi-meter leads to the purple and orange wire that comes from the MSD distributor. The meter should read between 500 and 700 ohms. If the reading is outside of this range, then it’s likely the pickup is bad.
How install MSD magnetic pickup?
point towards the reluctor of the distributor.
- Position the magnet on the bottom of the pickup mount.
- Place a small bead of silicone sealer on the back of the pickup assembly and place it in the.
- Use the supplied hardware to secure the pickup in the housing.
What are the MSD advance stop bushings for?
Includes (6) advance stop bushings for 18, 19, 21, 23, 25 and 28 degrees. Designed for MSD Billet distributors. These MSD advance kits are the same kits that come with your MSD distributor. The kits include the needed components to make your distributor perform like it did when it was brand new.
How much mechanical advance does a MSD distributor give?
The MSD distributors come with 3 bushings with the largest one being 18* so when installed it will give you 18* of mechanical advance. If you trying to total the engine at 36* you would simply set the idle timing at 18* and this bushing will allow it to advance another 18* to bring your total to 36*.
How to use MSD distributors with the FBO advance?
The MSD distributors come with 3 bushings with the largest one being 18* so when installed it will give you 18* of mechanical advance. If you trying to total the engine at 36* you would simply set the idle timing at 18* and this bushing will allow it to advance
What kind of springs do you need for a MSD distributor?
Some might need a pair of medium strength springs and so on. In the end, the Pro Billet line of distributors from MSD are jam-packed with tuning features. They’re also easy to work with and equally important, they’re plug and play with most MSD ignition boxes.