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Jag
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5/28/2004
22:56:12

Subject: MSD-6 wiring ?s for R/T
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had a few questions for wiring my new MSD-6A. I haven't got started yet, but thought I would get a clear cut plan of what to do before I start.

Any other parts/wiring needed besides what is supplied with the MSD-6A (#6200)?

Power & Ground wiring are easy...

Do I need to wire in the switch wire (small red)?

I assume I splice the coil wires (black & orange) into the stock wiring (black/grey & green/red) to the stock coil.
Black/grey is ground and green/red is +?

Trigger wires:

Do I use the white wire or purple/green wiring?
My guess is that I would use the purple/green wiring and run it to the three-wire loom running to the base of the distributor. What do I splice to?

Any suggestions or tips would be greatly appreciated



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5/29/2004
12:09:05

RE: MSD-6 wiring ?s for R/T
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black to msd ground from negative battery terminal

red to msd positive from positive battery terminal

msd white to black/white on the vehicle harness
passenger side by alternator

msd red/orange to green/orange on the vehicle
harness passenger side by alternator

sheathed msd orange goes to + coil

sheathed msd black goes to - coil



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5/29/2004
16:17:14

RE: MSD-6 wiring ?s for R/T
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You are good! What is the best way to plug the sheathed orange/black into the stock coil?

Did you notice a MPG increase with this wiring setup?



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5/29/2004
21:34:38

RE: MSD-6 wiring ?s for R/T
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I cut all wires I needed to and used solderless connectors and
then electrical taped over that and wire tied over that for extra
insurance. I haven't noticed any improvement in MPG
unforturnately, I'm busy trouble shooting other things to
improve it, maybe then I'll see a gain. Right now I'm getting
12.5 MPG mixed driving. Things working against may be my
180 thermo, F&B TB and K&N FIPK and headers and my damn
lead foot.



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5/30/2004
12:34:32

RE: MSD-6 wiring ?s for R/T
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Jag,
MSD has a wiring harness that you can splice into your stock wiring. The advantage to this is you can unplug everything from the box, plug the wires back together and bypass the box(good for trouble shooting or if the box goes bad you can get home). I used this setup on my truck. I also used a coil adapter pig tail for my crane coil. That way if the crane takes a dump on me in a few minutes I can bolt up and plug in the stock coil to get me by.



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6/01/2004
07:33:57

RE: MSD-6 wiring ?s for R/T
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Haligan, does this harness supposed to come with the #6200 or not? I suppose I should call MSD. Did you wire your truck like "another Mark" did his? (see above posts)





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