What does a MSD Blaster 2 coil do?
The MSD Blaster 2 coil (MSD 8202) is engineered to significantly improve spark output over stock ignition coils, offering a maximum output of 45,000 volts. The coil, which pairs well with stock or MSD performance ignition systems, features special 100:1 windings for excellent voltage build-up.
Does the Blaster 2 coil need a resistor?
This Blaster Coil is supplied with a ballast resistor. If your application uses a points distributor, the ballast must be used. Late-model electronic ignitions or an MSD Ignition do not require the ballast….Features:
How do you test a MSD Blaster 2 coil?
“To test your Blaster 2 coil you can check the Primary and Secondary resistance with a volt meter. Your primary resistance that is measured across the positive of the coil and you should get a reading of . 7 ohms. The secondary resistance between the negitive coil and the center of the tower should be 4.7k ohms.
How many ohms should a MSD coil have?
This value will vary between coils, but a rule of thumb on MSD’s coils would be between . 03 – . 7 ohms. Secondary resistance is measured between the coil + terminal and the secondary tower (where the spark plug connects).
Do MSD coils go bad?
Don’t believe the Techs at MSD, the coils do go bad and be prepared to keep a spare in your trunk along with a pickup coil for the distributor, I’ve seen two of those go bad as well if the cap is not vented properly.
What does a Blaster coil do?
All of the Blaster Coils are designed for improved spark output! Special 100:1 windings are used to provide maximum build-up of voltage! These windings are held secure and kept cool in an oil filled metal canister….Description.
Does MSD coils need a ballast resistor?
Basically you need to have a ballast resistor on your setup thats why MSD has it in there instructions. The resistor is so you dont blow up the coil when the power is on. Doesnt matter points or electronic. Yes points need a little more resistance so there resistor has more ohms.
How do you know if MSD 6AL is bad?
MSD 6AL has a tester that you can test with. Hook it up and put a modified spark plug on a spark plug wire. You can dial in the rpm, observe the spark or check a chip for accuracy.
What coil do I use with MSD 6AL?
The recommended coil for the MSD 6AL2 (according to MSD) is the MSD HVC2.
What is a MSD coil?
MSD Blaster Coils are designed to improve spark output and are made for use with stock coil, Blaster Ignition, MSD 5, 6 or 7 Ignition Control performance upgrades. There are several Blaster Coil styles available, all with the same internal specifications, but with different housings or components.
Is the MSD 8202 Blaster 2 hi performance Coil vertical or horizontal?
The problem I have with this MSD coil is that it’s supposed to be a “direct” fit for my 1970 F-250 which has a horizontally mounted coil but the MSD instructions say this coil is for vertical mounting only. MSD makes a coil specifically designed for horizontal applications.
How are MSD coils used in Blaster ignition?
MSD Blaster Coils are designed to improve spark output and are made for use with stock coil, Blaster Ignition, MSD 5, 6 or 7 Ignition Control performance upgrades. Special 100:1 windings are used to provide maximum build-up of voltage and are kept cool and securely held in an oil-filled metal canister.
Do you need a ballast resistor on a MSD Blaster?
This is a modal window. The blaster coils share the same special windings and high voltage output but do not include a ballast resistor. When you are using an MSD Ignition control, the ignition is responsible for delivering the voltage to the coil so a ballast resistor is not necessary.
What kind of Screws do MSD Ignition canisters Use?
The Bracket uses a bolt and nut combination instead of the easily stripped self-tapping screw common on other brand brackets. The Bracket uses a bolt and nut combination instead of the easily stripped self-tapping screw common on other brand brackets.