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WOW I can't believe my luck

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by adamforsythe, Feb 23, 2005.

  1. adamforsythe

    adamforsythe 1/2 ton status

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    I just got a FREE (NEVER BEEN USED, NEW) MSD 6 ignition system for my truck. I can't believe it. Now I just need to find out how to hook it up. I know a wire goes to the dizzy but where do the other wires go?
    Thanks
    Adam
     
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    lick each one till you find the one that tastes the best. That one is attached to the coil.... MSD has manuals on their website. As long as you figure out which setup diagram to follow it is simple.
     
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    ha ha very funny. I am looking MSD's website right now.
    Thanks
    Adam

     
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    folkenheath Worthless Trash Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    It needs power and ground all of the time from the battery. (the big red and black ones) Then it needs a switched ignition wire to tell it to turn on. (the little red one) Then you have to remove the internals from the distributor, and hook up the magnetic trigger wires as stated in the instructions when you find them. I believe they are purple and green(assuming you have an HEI?). Anyway, it's easy.

    Also, if you experience engine run-on when you shut the key off, you may have to install the diode in the brown wire coming from the alternator. (make sure it is facing the right direction) If it didn't come with one you can get a 100V diode at RadioShack for like $1 or something. :thumb:
     
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    Hello,
    Thanks for the help I found the instructions. Yes My truck does have a HEI.
    Thanks
    Adam

     
  6. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    So did you win this or was it given to you or???

    Rene
     
  7. adamforsythe

    adamforsythe 1/2 ton status

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    Hello,
    My step-dad gave it to me. The k5 I have was his old one.
    Thanks
    Adam
     

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