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capri man
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posted 01-02-2003 09:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i just got a msd #8479 dist to go with my msd 6al ignition. i did not get the installation manual with it. i also cant find a manual on the msd website. the 2 wires on the dist are green and purple. the 2 wires on the lead from the ignition box are green and purple. the only way i can plug the 2 together is green to green and purple to purple. sounds very logical to me. it runs ok and the mech advance is about 15 degrees. however i called msd tech and the guy told me i had to hook green to purple and purple to green or it would not work right. i ask him why msd would make the thing where i had to cut and rearange thier factory wires to make it work. he said " i dunno" anyone had any experience with this. thanks

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Moneymaker
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posted 01-02-2003 10:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mike, it's green to green and purple to purple. The guy you talked to must still be celebrating New Years.

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Buster
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posted 01-02-2003 10:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Buster   Click Here to Email Buster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
capri man, would you like me to scan you a copy of the manual and e-mail it to ya?

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capri man
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posted 01-02-2003 12:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
thanks guys, yes buster that would be great.
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mike r
racing is real
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81 capri-7.51 @89mph 1/8
1.54 60 ft.
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Just Strokin
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posted 01-02-2003 04:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Just Strokin   Click Here to Email Just Strokin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
MSD has instructions on their site....

http://www.msdignition.com/downld1.htm

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CJ
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posted 01-03-2003 01:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for CJ   Click Here to Email CJ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Capri man, a quote out of the MSD manual. "Violet is (+), Green is (-). The 2 pin connectors are designed to only connect one way so the wiring cannot be switched. If for some reason the connectors are changed, be sure the wires are connected with matching polarity. If they are not, the engine may or may not start, but if it does the timing will be inconsistent and it will run rough and not accelerate." Hope this helps ya!

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