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Old 01-28-2011, 12:41 AM   #1
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Hey all, recently bought a 304 V8 CJ7 project. Has a brand new MSD distributor PN 8519, but has a motorcraft 12a199 spark module. The Jeep has not run with the new distributor as it is appears to be new (PO bought in 2009 gave me receipts) front cover was off, and I have re-installed most of the components, but how should I wire the distributor. Has a MSD coil as well. Do I need to buy the MSD series 6 control or can I use the 12a199 for now. I do not know if the motor has a knock or whatever so I want to get it started for cheap...
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Old 01-28-2011, 08:00 AM   #2
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Hey all, recently bought a 304 V8 CJ7 project. Has a brand new MSD distributor PN 8519, but has a motorcraft 12a199 spark module. The Jeep has not run with the new distributor as it is appears to be new (PO bought in 2009 gave me receipts) front cover was off, and I have re-installed most of the components, but how should I wire the distributor. Has a MSD coil as well. Do I need to buy the MSD series 6 control or can I use the 12a199 for now. I do not know if the motor has a knock or whatever so I want to get it started for cheap...
Go to MSD.com and download the manual for the distributor you have.

 

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Old 01-28-2011, 09:48 AM   #3
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Hey all, recently bought a 304 V8 CJ7 project. Has a brand new MSD distributor PN 8519, but has a motorcraft 12a199 spark module. The Jeep has not run with the new distributor as it is appears to be new (PO bought in 2009 gave me receipts) front cover was off, and I have re-installed most of the components, but how should I wire the distributor. Has a MSD coil as well. Do I need to buy the MSD series 6 control or can I use the 12a199 for now. I do not know if the motor has a knock or whatever so I want to get it started for cheap...
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For now you can run with the motocraft module.
I run my AMC 360 with the MSD 8915, blaster coil 2 with the Motocraft module, when the MSD repairs my MSD 6al series. It' work great.

See the diagram that I prepared for this connection. The Jeep OEM module & motorcraft Module wiring it's the same. Light Blue in the Jeep OEM Module & the white in the motocraft module it the same wire, so connect it to a Ignition Switch (hot in Start & run). If you have a tach, connect the signal cable to the negative wire in the coil.

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Thanks for the diagram, hooked up as per your diagram and do not have spark.. suspect the module is hooped...how do you test the module?

 

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Thanks for the diagram, hooked up as per your diagram and do not have spark.. suspect the module is hooped...how do you test the module?
You can test the module in advance auto or pep boys or auto zone stores

 

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