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Old 12-04-2019, 03:11 PM   #11
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The reluctor wheel/pickup still works. That's why you connect the magnetic pickup's wires to the MSD box. The reluctor wheel/pickup tells the box when to fire the plug. In the unmodified RTR distributor the pickup was connected to the module and served the same purpose.
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per page 11 of the msd 6201 instructions you do not do anything to the distributor internally connect red to keyed power, orange from dist. to whit on 6201, distributor black wire to ground. its all there in the instructions if you read them.
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Look here on Page 6. Like Hotrodg said.....

https://www.jegs.com/InstallationIns...1/121-8360.pdf

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correct. the orange wire is the distributor coil 'control' from the ready to run, and will go into the mds box on the white 'trigger' wire.

so essentially you are running two modules, but adding the 'msd' part into the ignition. the first is kinda just along for the ride.

if you are not having a problem as is, you will likely not see any benefit.

I can say that having the multiple spark can smooth out a rough idle that is otherwise choppy due to an overly rich condition.

above some rpm, 3000 maybe? the multi spark goes away anyway. but you do have rpm limiter. Although doesn't the ready to run dist have that too?
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The pro billet should have an output capable of running the new MSD box. Get a set of instructions and save yourself a lot of grief.
When I posted the above, I meant the RTR not the pro billet, whatever that is. Actually it might be the RTR without the board like we were talking.
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I think they call both the 8360 and the 8361 "Pro Billet". I think they share all the components except that the 8360 "ready to run" has the module. 8360 has 12V in and coil + and - out. 8361 has magnetic trigger out only.

If you were to buy a 6201 box and also wanted to buy a distributor, they would recommend an 8361. What I posted previously was how to make an 8360 distributor act and wire up like an 8361. You do not need to do that - just wire up per the instructions posted. It is good marketing and engineering to be able to add the box without modifying the 8360 distributor. The 8360 distributor costs about $75 more than an 8361.
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Yes, the ready to run has a built in programmable rev limiter set by grounding the gray wire at half the RPM you want it set at. Ground it at 3,000, the limit is set at 6,000.
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For those who may be interested. I got an email back from Holley.com. I emailed Tommy Nicholson, he is a Customer Service Technician. Contact: (915) 855-7123 ext. 2752. He said that my MSD 8360 ready to run distributor will work with the MSD-6201 6A Digital Box and the MSD-8203 Blaster 2 Coil. He even included the wiring diagram shown below that illustrates how all the wires should be hooked up. Click on the diagram to enlarge it. Thank you all for your outstanding support. Aloha, Tommy.

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