View Full Version : Locked Advance

09-25-2003, 12:39 PM
I have an MSD marine distributor that i let the person who built my engine several years back lock the advance internally and he removed all the bushings and springs.
I am considering going back to the original way it was supplied by MSD.
He mentioned he 'tack welded' it to lock it.

Is there somewhere i could get maybe an isometric assembly view or perhaps some close-ups of some digital pics of an un-modified one so i can see clearly where he welded?
I want to determine if its possible to remove whatever weld he applied and end up back where it started.

Not sure if any of that was clear at all. Thanks for any help or suggestions you can give.

09-25-2003, 03:56 PM
MSD Marine Distributors can be locked out without welding on the advance mechanisim. Hopefully that is how the engine builder actually locked the distributor out. I have listed a link to a .pdf file that shows how the MSD Distributor can be locked out. Refer to page 4 for details on the lockout procedure and if this is the way he locked the distributor advance, then just reverse the steps. If you need replacement weights, springs and bushings, contact the MSD Customer Service Department at 915-855-7123 by phone or msdtech@msdignition.com by email.

http://www.msdignition.com/pdf/85551_85561..._8547_dists.pdf (http://www.msdignition.com/pdf/85551_85561_8547_dists.pdf)

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