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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Oct 4th, 07, 9:46 PM Thread Starter
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Last wire , MSD start retard box

I've got one wire left the purple wire, start retard .Its easiest for me to splice in the safety neutral switch wires. Is this ok? I can just see with my trouble light the wire on the right small terminal on the solenoid getting spliced into the safety neutral switch wire and coming thru the firewall and into the shifter. This would make it very easy to route my purple start retard under the dash to the shifter but I dont know if the start retard box would work?
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Re: Last wire , MSD start retard box

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I've got one wire left the purple wire, start retard .Its easiest for me to splice in the safety neutral switch wires. Is this ok?
Yes. Just be sure to solder any connections.

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Re: Last wire , MSD start retard box

Ok heres what I get now the motor trys to fire(turns over sounds like it will start , catches then dies) but doesnt and the power to the crane box drops out? Heres the wiring maybe somebody see's the error
MSD 8982 start retard Crane HI6 PN 6000-6420
Wire Colour Wire colour
Yellow White
Red 12 volt toggle switch that also powers the crane box
Black Ground (on firewall same bolt for crane box)
Violet Safety neutral switch wire at micro switch
Gray Not used
White Not used
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Re: Last wire , MSD start retard box

How many degrees is the 8982 set at? Try disconnecting the start retard, will it start then?

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Re: Last wire , MSD start retard box

Do you have the magnetic trigger cable of the Crane box connected to the dist? Do you have the magnetic pickup of the MSD retard box connected to anything?
Are you using a plug in retard module with the MSD retard box?

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Oct 9th, 07, 11:19 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Last wire , MSD start retard box

Ok, found I had the magnetic pickup wires reversed (purple with black stripe doesnt go to purple). Anyway I hear a clunk when I start it now? I know the box is working because I took the zero module out for the nitrous retard while running and checked the timing, it was 20 degrees back. Just hear a rough clunk when starting now never heard before the box.
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