Msd Tech Blog
Plug Wires: Build Them Right| 12/02/2019
Spark plug wires are the arteries of your hot rod; Providing a path for electrons to flow to the spark plug and creating a spark across the plug gap to initiate the combustion process and power stroke. If this path is ever interrupted, a misfire will occur, robbing your engine of power and creating driveability issues.... CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE!
MSD Releases new EFI Crank Trigger Kits!| 11/14/2019
MSD Ignition continues to innovate with their new hall-effect crank trigger kits for EFI applications. It has never been easier to have precise, high performance ignition control and these new trigger wheels are perfect for your next EFI conversion! Click here to learn more!
Using the MSD Pro 600 CDI with Holley EFI| 11/08/2019
The new MSD Pro 600 CDI Ignition is taking motorsports ignition systems to a new level! This ignition is designed to interface with most any standalone EFI system on the market, especially Holley EFI. In this video Ryan gives us an overview on how this system interfaces with Holley EFI and shows some of the awesome capabilities this product gives you!
New MSD Black Street Pro-Billet Distributors!| 08/16/2016
MSD Black Street Pro-Billet Distributors are the finest performance and racing distributors available. Every feature has been engineered to endure the rigors of high performance and racing engines. Whether cruising the streets or racing stock cars, dragsters, boats or trucks, MSD has a distributor for it.
Import Vehicles| 10/02/2015
If your fuel injected import vehicle fails to start or the tachometer reads erratically, you will need an MSD Tach Adapter PN 8910. If the PN 8910 is installed and you have spark but the vehicle will still not run, you will need a special Tach Adapter. Contact MSD Tech for the correct Adapter.
Modifying AMC oiling for performance| 10/02/2015
An age old hot rodding adage goes something like: “An engine is more than the sum of its parts”. While that oft-repeated saying has been tossed around so much as to be threadbare, that doesn’t make it any less true. Details are key, and are what separate two otherwise identical engines. Many enthusiasts are so focused on choosing parts that they sometimes overlook little things in assembly that will improve their engine’s durability as well as its performance.
Tachometer Operation| 10/02/2015
If your tachometer doesn't read correctly after installing an MSD, you may need a Tach Adapter.
Engine Run On| 10/02/2015
If your engine continues to run even when the ignition is turned Off you are experiencing engine Run-On. This usually only occurs on older vehicles with an external voltage regulator. Because the MSD receives power directly from the battery, it does not require much current to keep the unit energized. If you are experiencing run-on, it is due to a small amount of voltage going through the charging lamp indicator and feeding the small Red wire even if the key is turned off.
Magnetic Pickup in the distributor| 10/02/2015
The magnetic pickup in MSD Distributors can also be checked with an Ohm meter to make sure it is within operating specifications. Once again, connect the Ohm meter's leads to the two terminals of the pickup. The resistance should be within 500 - 700 ohms. If the resistance is out of this specification, inspect the condition of the wires leading to the pickup for abrasion, shorting or opens. If the wiring is okay, the pickup is at fault.
MSD Troubleshooting Techniques| 10/02/2015
Troubleshooting typical symptoms that arise during installation.