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79spitfire
08-07-2003, 01:31 AM
I have the 6AL, Blaster2 coil, and 8.5 mm heilicoil plug wires on a Triumph Spitfire using a Toyota driveline. At 3500 rpm (hwy speed of 70) it misfires, or more exactly drops a cylinder. This also shows on the tach as a rpm drop. I have replaced, plugs, wires, cap, rotor, and pickup coil in dist. The system has been working on the car since the begining of the year, and just recently began acting up. I installed a stock Toyota ignitor and coil as a substitute for the MSD and coil and the problem went away. What could be the problem? Cap, rotor, and pickup coil, have been substituted recently to no effect. If the stock pickup coil is not compatable whith the ignition box, Why has it worked untill now, and why at 3500 rpm?

Thank you
79spitfire

msdtech1
08-07-2003, 07:43 AM
If you are triggering the MSD through the Violet/Green wires then make sure that those two wires are not run near or along side any of the spark plug wires or the coil wire. You may be getting a false trigger through the magnetic pickup input which is causing the miss-fire. Also, make sure the green wire is twisted around the violet wire all the way from the pickup to the MSD box. The green wire acts as a shield for the violet magnetic positive wire. Try moving the wires to see if it makes a difference. Also, try looking for signs of arcing when it is dark. Start the engine and rev it up in the evening without any lights on and look for signs of a spark. If you see any that is a good place to start looking for a problem.

MSD Tech1

79spitfire
08-10-2003, 01:17 PM
No arcing in the dark at 3500 rpm, Cannot load the engine because it is a stickshift. The pickup wires are at least 3 inches from the plug wires and the power leads to the MSD. It is however close to the alternator, and it is un-avoidable as the alterntator is near the distributor. Is there any way to further shield the pickup wires or should it be trigered through the Toyota ignitor and the white wire? I was hoping for a cleaner installation of the unit.

Thank you
79spitfire

msdtech2
08-11-2003, 02:57 PM
It sounds like it is picking up noise either through the alternator or through plug wires. There is a way to shield this noise is by using a shielded cable. We offer one that is a part number 8862 Harness, which replace the current cable that you have. The other is to go to local electronic store and purchase a 2 wire shielded cable and you will have to make your own connections. By switching to the igniter, you are this eliminate the mag pick up, so either way it will work.
Thanks,
msdtech2

79spitfire
08-11-2003, 09:31 PM
Thank you I will try that! :)

msdtech1
08-15-2003, 07:38 PM
Let us know if that works or if you need additional help.

MSD Tech1