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06-30-2003, 02:42 PM
I am running a MSD 8360 distributor and Blaster 2 coil. My coil died over the weekend. While I am waiting for the replacement to arrive I want to use a coil from another manufacturer. The coil is a Nology M60. This is advertised as their "race only" coil. My question has to do with the impedance of the primary circuit. The Blaster had an impedance of about .8 ohms, whereas the M60 has 2.4 ohms. Will this increased impedance cause any problems for the ignition module in the 8360?



06-30-2003, 03:34 PM
I would not recommend using the Nology M60 Coil with the MSD PN 8360 Ready-To-Run Distributor. The primary resistance value on that coil is to high. Try to pick a coil with at least 1.2 ohms or less of resistance. MSD Coils you could use are the Blaster Coils, PN 8200, 8202, 8203, 8222, Blaster GM Coil PN 8226, 8231, or the Blaster HVC Coil, PN 8252, 8253.

MSD Tech1

06-30-2003, 06:02 PM
I was afraid that would be the answer. I'll just wait for my new one to arrive.

I notice that you did not list the 8223 or 8207 - would there be an issue with either of those? I was looking at installing a 8207.

I have another question on a slightly different topic. I will eventually be installing a 6-series box. Is there a way to modify my distributor and remove the ignition module and just use the magnetic pickup in the distributor to trigger the 6? It is installed in a Jeep and I am just trying to eliminate as many potential failure points as possible (it may be hard to find a module on a trail somewhere).

Thanks for the help.


07-01-2003, 08:16 PM
The MSD PN 8223 coil will work with the MSD PN 8360 Distributor as well. I missed that one when I was listing the part numbers for you. The MSD Blaster SS Coil, PN 8207, is better suited for use with a MSD Capacitive Discharge Ignition. If you are planning on upgrading to an MSD at a later date then the PN 8207 would be a good choice. The PN 8360 Distributors internal magnetic pickup is wired directly to the ignition module that is built into the distributor. It would require complete disassembly of the distributor in order to access the two wires coming from the magnetic pickup. Remember, you can also use the ignition module in the distributor to trigger the MSD as well. That is the most common method for using and MSD with the PN 8360 Distributor.

MSD Tech1

07-02-2003, 03:46 PM
Before I found the forums, I had e-mail this same question to your tech department. They responded today and told me that the Nology coil would be fine. Who should I believe? It would be nice to have a good answer before the weekend.

07-03-2003, 10:10 AM
I believe the person who e-mail you has since contacted you to correct the information he suppiled to you. The information I supplied to you is correct and should be used.

MSD Tech1

01-18-2011, 08:36 PM
If the 8360 distributer and 8207 Blaster SS coil are not compatible, then how does MSD offer the 84741 for the Chevy crate motor, ZZ4?


01-19-2011, 08:26 AM
sir, unfortunately, i believe that tech must have been distracted by the phones ...

you can use the blaster ss with all of our ready to run distributors. and good job on digging up an old thread from 8 years ago:thumbup: