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MSD RTR Distributor Anyone? #2588118
12/06/18 03:44 PM
12/06/18 03:44 PM
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Long Island New York
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Mag162 Offline OP
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Long Island New York
Thinking of going to HEI finally and pulling the pertronix.
Has anyone used this kit?
I know I can get the mopar performance kit but I havent had good luck with them.

Re: MSD RTR Distributor Anyone? [Re: Mag162] #2588214
12/06/18 07:13 PM
12/06/18 07:13 PM
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Rio Linda, CA
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Rio Linda, CA
I'm running the MSD 8388 RTR distributor on my LA 360...like it.


I'm supposed to respect my elders, but its getting harder and harder for me to find one now.
Re: MSD RTR Distributor Anyone? [Re: Mag162] #2588277
12/06/18 09:01 PM
12/06/18 09:01 PM
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Posts: 921
Chicago illinois
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Chicago illinois
I have put about 20k miles on one in my RV that came with it when i bought it and not sure how many miles the p.o. put on it but it,s been trouble free and runs / starts great.

THE one thing i don,t like about is that it,s not field repairable . If the internal module goes bad you have to send it to MSD for repair . They don,t sell a replacement module for it and they said you have to send it in for repair if you have an issue .

Re: MSD RTR Distributor Anyone? [Re: Mag162] #2588278
12/06/18 09:02 PM
12/06/18 09:02 PM
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up yours
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not a fan of proprietary stuff. If I can't get the parts form the local parts store I will pass on the "new and improved" hype.


They say there are no such thing as a stupid question.
They say there is always the exception that proves the rule.
Don't be the exception.
Re: MSD RTR Distributor Anyone? [Re: Mag162] #2588455
12/07/18 06:40 AM
12/07/18 06:40 AM
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Zombieland
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mopar
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Zombieland
I heard or read somewhere that the MSD RTR will not work with some heads, does anyone know which ones?

Re: MSD RTR Distributor Anyone? [Re: Car Nut] #2588491
12/07/18 10:38 AM
12/07/18 10:38 AM
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Wichita
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I bought some MSD stuff from our local race car builder last week. We were talking about the fading quality of MSD stuff. His comment was they WILL NOT sell the ready to run Ford SB distributors because they are 3 for 3 with failures.

I run a recurved, rebuilt Chrysler OE magnetic pickup distributor connected to a 6AL analog box. That way I can R&R anywhere with parts from the local parts store. Stone reliability as well.


'63 Dodge 330
11.19 @ 121 mph
Pump gas, n/a, through the mufflers on street tires with 3.54's
10.69 @ 128mph with 150hp shot of nitrous

Re: MSD RTR Distributor Anyone? [Re: Mag162] #2588634
12/07/18 03:38 PM
12/07/18 03:38 PM
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Connecticut
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Connecticut
I ran the rtr distributor in my small block, but converted it over by installing the msd replacement magnetic trigger in the rtr housing in conjuction with the 6al. I used to keep the rtr guts in the trailer so if the 6al died I could reinstall the rtr in the distributor and still run the car. Running mallory dist now.

Re: MSD RTR Distributor Anyone? [Re: Mag162] #2588660
12/07/18 04:41 PM
12/07/18 04:41 PM
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Ohio
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Ohio
I ran a RTR in my old bracket car. That was about 15 years ago so I'm not sure whether it was of the older MSD quality or newer. It worked great for my application, small block, 6500-7000 rpm's. It's still running.
However, I must agree with GY3's post. First, in 2015 MSD bought Mallory, Mr. Gasket, Lakewood, Quicktime, and Hays. Then, Holley bought MSD. It's really hard to say whether it's growing pains or an industry run by accountants.


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