Re: 79 280zx Ignition Module
Do a general search for msd install or something to that effect. Basically, you need an msd box and a tach adapter. Works well with the zx electronics. <http://www.msdignition.com> gives you the layout of the system. I picked mine up from Jegs for 149, and the tach adap. for 49. If you want the rev. limiter, gonna be an extra 50. Search for msd 6a or 6al. Now you won't get much improvement in HP numbers, I've tested both stock and msd. But what you will get is steady idle, quick starts at cold temps, much hotter spark, better emissions, and if you're running rich, better combustion. If you are running rich, you'd better tune that first.
Quite simple, actually. 2 ways to trigger the system, points, and magnetic pickup. ZX dizzys have magnetic pickups and is what I use. Eliminates the stock module. Just make sure you have a good connection to the battery.
I'll probably get ripped from those who say the stock ignition is fine, which it is. But when you have wire gremlins, and don't want to chase down wires from every which way, by-passing is an alternative if you have the funds.
Couple notes, MSD recommends at least dual platnum plugs which I use and coiled wires. Solid core wires cause a lot of interference. I use Accel 8mm spiral coiled wires. Set you 50 for wires and 35 for plugs. Up to you if you want to spend the $ for all this, but you'll have a working ignition system.
1983 280zx nt, msd 6a, pacesetter headers, custom dual exaust, FSM a must, headlight covers, dashcap, new leather, fresh paint 15" electric fan ,climate control conversion.<
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