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Old 03-23-2011, 10:00 PM   #1
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Hi guys. I switched my 88 mustang from efi to carb. Now i had everything running fine until i woke up one morning and i car wudnt start. found out i was loosing power somewhere. I thought it was my msd box and it still cud b but when i checked the distributor i was gettn fire to the outside of the distributor but now to the inside. so i bought a new 85 mustang manual trans dizzy. I kno how to wire it from the box bcuz the wires r still there. but i dnt kno if the box is actin up so i need to wire the dizzy strait. all i know is i have a dizzy wit a purple and black wire, a red and black wire, and an all black wire. Please inform me on how to wire this strait without the msd ignition box.

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Old 03-23-2011, 10:21 PM   #2
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Old 03-23-2011, 10:47 PM   #3
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Hi guys. I switched my 88 mustang from efi to carb. Now i had everything running fine until i woke up one morning and i car wudnt start. found out i was loosing power somewhere. I thought it was my msd box and it still cud b but when i checked the distributor i was gettn fire to the outside of the distributor but now to the inside. so i bought a new 85 mustang manual trans dizzy. I kno how to wire it from the box bcuz the wires r still there. but i dnt kno if the box is actin up so i need to wire the dizzy strait. all i know is i have a dizzy wit a purple and black wire, a red and black wire, and an all black wire. Please inform me on how to wire this strait without the msd ignition box.

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you can't wire the duraspark dizzy without an ignition box...you'll need the duraspark ignition box as well as a duraspark coil, in retrospect the oem cylindrical coil that the duraspark uses should not be used with a msd box, it'll burn the coil up = the msd box requires a coil with a different internal resistance iirc.
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I havent used anything duraspark. The dizzy i bought was motorcraft and it worked fine at first. Jus wanna kno on the motorcraft distributor. Which wires are suppose to b hots and which are grounds(purple and black, red and black, solid black). Assuming solid black is a ground
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Ok. I read a little bit more on it and i c what u r saying. Appreciate it mjr46. U r always a gud help
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I havent used anything duraspark. The dizzy i bought was motorcraft and it worked fine at first. Jus wanna kno on the motorcraft distributor. Which wires are suppose to b hots and which are grounds(purple and black, red and black, solid black). Assuming solid black is a ground
duraspark is just the type/name that ford gave the ignition system kinda like the tfi set up used on the efi 5.0's.....irregardless of the brand of parts , it is still called duraspark ignition
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ok i wonder if yall can answer my ???? i bought an 86 mustang about a year ago and use to be efi but was converted to car and it ran fine until about a week ago and lost spark and it was still runnin with the tfi distrebuter so i changed to out to a stock dis with pretronix and put an msd blaster 2 coil and still no spark can u please help if u know give me a call or text to eight three two-five two eight-four one seven two
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