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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-19-2003, 08:42 AM
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MSD 6 Offroad

Alright....i know some of you guys are running the MSD 6 Offroad ignition. I just got mine yesterday in the mail from Summit. I also got the MSD billet distributor, and high vibration coil, as well as MSD 8.5 mm plug wires. Do you guys that run this ignition like it??? I'm hoping it is going to be a great upgrade. It better be for as much as i paid for it. Let me know what you guys think about this. thanks

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Re: MSD 6 Offroad

I run pretty much the same thing. I went with the 6 digital over the offroad, since the Offroad is not servicable, if there is a problem.

If you bought the round "can" coil that mounts on the block, I would send it back and get the e-core coil. Summit part number MSD-8207 $35.95. They don't mount on the block, so they live longer away from the heat.

Also run the distributor, it's a decent upgrade, and you can do a lot with the different springs and centrifugal advance. But be aware, you will NOT be able to find a cap/rotor for it at a local parts store. My research showed that they are custom cap/rotors, so buy a spare set, just in case. If anybody has found something different, I would greatly appreciate a correction including part numbers or application....

Overall, it's a good ignition upgrade, see my writeup here:
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Re: MSD 6 Offroad

as far as the cap/rotor, when i did the tfi upgrade on my jeep's 6 cyl, the cap an rotor i got seemed to be the same as the msd on my truck, same material, same mfr mold, same color. could be that the parts for 8 cyl tfi would match msd distributors?
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I have been using the MSD OffRoad on my AMC 360 for three years now. I have it hooked up to a Converted GM HEI coil in cap distributor. No problems, better gas milage and plugs are spotless, completely white when checked. [img]images/graemlins/burnout.gif[/img]
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Re: MSD 6 Offroad

I found an e-core style coil in the back of my Jeg's catalog that has a bracket included so you can mount it to your fender. (similar to the "Juicebox" on ebay) Jegs Part # is 270-730-0091, (Crane Cams Fireball PS91).
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Re: MSD 6 Offroad

I installed an MSD 6 offroad, MSD dist, and coil into my buddies' '76 CJ-7 with 304 V-8. It started right up, then the box went up in white smoke! I shut it down, and double checked the wiring, and it was all good. I called MSD and they said, "Oh, bad box. Send it back". Summit mailed another out right away and took back the defective one. With the new box, runs perfect. I would still recommend MSD products. Much better than my track record with Mallory...
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The canister coil bracket found on AMC motors is very easy to adapt to accept a TFI(e-coil), just cut the bracket a little and drill some new holes and your set... I would most definately recommend the MSD setup, one thing about the MSD distributors though... they don't have a vaccum advance, so if thats something you can live without go for it. Personally I upgraded to a motorcraft unit with a base adapter and large style cap and rotor. Unless you plan on running your AMC motor above 5-6 grand for extended periods of time a motorcraft unit will do everything you need for much less.... At least thats my opinion. Kornchild
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Re: MSD 6 Offroad

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one thing about the MSD distributors though... they don't have a vaccum advance, so if thats something you can live without go for it.

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Not true. The one I have for my 258 has both vacuum and centrifugal advances. Now they DO make provisions for you to REMOVE them if you do not wish to run a vacuum advance, but every one I have seen ships with a vacuum advance on the housing.

Would be happy to post pics if you are skeptical.
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I WOULD LIKE TO SEE SOME PICS OF YOUR MSD SETUP UNDER YOUR HOOD.. i'D LIKE TO GET AN IDEA OF WHERE TO MOUNT THE UNIT ITSELF, AND JUST TO SEE YOU JEEP!! THANKS..

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Re: MSD 6 Offroad

Unfortunately materials under my hood are VERY sparse at the moment. The CJ is undergoing a MASSIVE upgrade at the moment. For more details and some pics, check here:

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