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    The distributor is out of a Kodiak 502 with a carburetor. It was made for EFI. Does it have any advance in it or is it locked. It had a jumper wire in it but no wire that went to a hot wire for setting the timing on a EFI engine. How does it work. Don't wont to run the pump out of the water long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EOSpeed View Post
    The distributor is out of a Kodiak 502 with a carburetor. It was made for EFI. Does it have any advance in it or is it locked. It had a jumper wire in it but no wire that went to a hot wire for setting the timing on a EFI engine. How does it work. Don't wont to run the pump out of the water long.
    It has been awhile since I worked on those, but if my memory serves me right, that distributor has "no advance in it". The advance would have been a function of the PCM the
    distributor was originally connected to. If it was me, I would pull it and install an MSD or like distributor with a centrifugal advance. Hope this helps.

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    Thanks Dave
    I pulled this out of a 96 Ultra 15 or so years back. It ran ok. I did just what you said msd, cam, intake and carb. I had it so decided to use it. Had a points dist. in it.
    E.O.

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    I believe you can use the pickup coil in those dizzys to signal a msd box, but seems like you had to bypass the ignition module itself. Look thru any old msd instructions you might have, pretty sure you can fire it that way. I ran a 6a on a tbi truck in the 1990's using same dizzy

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    Thanks I looked in my old msd book and ther it was. Have a box of msd wires that had all the wires in it to set it up. Wires in the box date back 40 years.
    E.O.

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