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few questions on ignition

I have a 466 12.1-1 static c/r ported big valve dove heads, tfs track heat intake, custom ground solid flat tappet cam. 1050 dominator carb with adapter.

I have an older msd RTR 8350 distributor. Is there any way i can put a rev limiter of some kind on? I currently have the distributor locked out. I called and talked to a "tech" guy at msd and he was reading of the same paperwork that came with the distributor. All he did was rustle some pages together and say NO.

If not which msd box can i run with this distributor.

What coil should i use as well?

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According to the instructions that distributor should have a built in rev-limiter. This is what the instructions say:

PROGRAMMING THE REV LIMIT
A tachometer is required to set the rev limit. The limit is programmed by running the engine at half the desired rpm, then momentarily grounding the Gray tach output wire from the MSD. A Gray jumper wire is supplied to connect to the tach with another tee-splice coming off to use for programming. A switch may also be installed to ease adjustments of the limiter. The default rpm limit is 10,000 rpm and the limit is adjustable from 2,000 - over 10,000 rpm..
1. Start the engine and bring the rpm to half the desired rev limit (for a 6,000 rpm limit, raise and hold the rpm to 3,000).
2. While holding the rpm steady, short the Gray tach wire to ground for approximately one second. Note that the tach will go to zero while grounded.
3. The tach will now display the programmed rev limit amount for two seconds. If this value does not register on the tach, repeat the procedure and try a different ground source.
4. To confirm the rev limit value, turn the ignition key to the On position (without cranking the engine). The rev limit value will be displayed for two seconds on the tachometer.
Note: This rpm confirmation only displays when the Gray wire is being used to trigger the tachometerter.

This is an excert from the instructions on the summit website @

http://static.summitracing.com/globa...0_frm30245.pdf

If this is not the same distributor as you have, I would of thought any decent ignition box with rev limiter would work.

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I have an 8350 but it doesnt have a white wire sticking out.

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What wires you got there?

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