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Username Post: 265 Distributor upgrade        (Topic#363639)
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Reg: 12-14-20
12-14-20 07:25 PM - Post#2810005    

Attempting to upgrade to an electronic ignition on my ‘56 Bel Air . It has original 265 motor . I purchased and installed an after market 2 wire distributor . MSD coil and 6AL box . It’s not working ,not getting any spark . I have power at coil and grounds seem ok . Am I missing a piece to the puzzle ? Any suggestions . ?


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12-16-20 07:30 PM - Post#2810181    
    In response to Lowpez75

welcome to ct. got pics or part number? im thinkin msd box has power ground and ignition going in. all else going out of the box 2 wires to coil and the twisted pair for the distribitr.

70 L camino, grampa engine, g-force 5 spd, road rage suspension. Pray first before all else fails.

Edited by bobb on 12-16-20 07:34 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

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01-06-21 06:29 PM - Post#2811539    
    In response to Lowpez75

Be sure to run a full 12 volts to the new system you've installed. You can remove the porcelain resistor on the firewall and use a distribution block off a 70's vette in place of the resistor. Your MSD needs a full 12v to function properly.

This photo was taken before the car was blown apart for clean up and paint.


Original builder of the Gobstomper - '56 210 9 passenger wagon now in other's hands. Current Ride is '69 X33D80 Z28 Camaro


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