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Old 10-05-2012, 09:43 AM
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Default Shelby CSX6000 with MSD 8595/blaster 3

Firstly let me apologize for the lengthy post but I have some issues I am hoping you can guide me thru for a cure.
My car (Shelby CSX 6000 S/C, Shelby 427 engine) had always run perfectly until last July 2011 when it would not start cold, 700 miles on car. After some diagnostic work on my part I determined it to be a ignition issue. No spark. I called Shelby engine and they sent me a new MSD distributor identical to what was in it, a MSD 8595. I installed the distributor and it has run perfectly, until last week that is when it did the something, no start after cooled down. This time it has 1399 miles. I figured that the first distributor could have been a bad one but now the odds of getting two bad ones would be astronomical. I am looking for a other cause, leading to the failure of them before I put a new one in again. This time I have to purchase it, $400.00. I have purchased a new MSD Blaster 3 coil also just to be certain, which is also what it came with from Shelby.

I have had several lengthy conversations with MSD about this and have turn several test as they requested.
Having run a ground test, 0 ohms from NEG post of battery to engine block and engine running test, 13.58 volts at battery and coil positive to block, ground wire from battery to frame to engine.

Even thought the distributor and coil are not longer under warranty, even though they have little use, I hope to avoid getting stranded and paying tow bills, flat bed as it were. I am so uncertain about this ignition setup that I have ordered a car hauler trailer which was easer than trying to find someone to haul a $140,000 car. Further I am returning the latest MSD failed distributor for repair and hopefully diagnosis. I figure I can carry a spare distributor in the trunk. Maybe I should switch to something else? Thanks, R.A.Conner
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Old 10-05-2012, 10:03 AM
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mr conner , i believe one of the techs talk to you this morning about the
what is the rma number?
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Old 10-06-2012, 04:56 AM
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Once I receive it back Ill send the other one I have and see if the same thing happen to both, Thanks! Richard

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