Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa Reader
2/11/20 11:49 a.m.

Was digging through the garage last night and came across an old MSD box that quit working a couple years back.  I remember that at the time I was going to look online to see if it was worth doing anything with it, see if I could troubleshoot it and repair it, but life happened and I forgot about it.

Anyone know if it's good for anything? Refurbishment, turn it in to MSD for a loyalty program and a discount, GRM new years gift exchange?

Patrick
Patrick MegaDork
2/11/20 12:16 p.m.

Screw it to the firewall and it'll do about as much good as a functional msd box?

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair MegaDork
2/11/20 12:18 p.m.
Patrick said:

Screw it to the firewall and it'll do about as much good as a functional msd box?

goddamn you, that is almost exactly word for word what i was gonna post!

Ranger50
Ranger50 UltimaDork
2/11/20 12:41 p.m.

There's a reason they are acronym'd Might Suddenly Die....

Jumper K Balls (Trent)
Jumper K Balls (Trent) PowerDork
2/11/20 12:42 p.m.

And I was gonna ask "Is there any use for a functional MSD box?" but decided it might be too negative

slefain
slefain PowerDork
2/11/20 1:14 p.m.

Hide your weed in it?

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa Reader
2/11/20 1:44 p.m.

In reply to slefain :

Becoming increasingly less necessary 

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
2/11/20 2:21 p.m.

Cool pencil holder for your desk? 

pres589 (djronnebaum)
pres589 (djronnebaum) PowerDork
2/11/20 3:28 p.m.

Gut it and use as a project box for electronics projects?  Put a Megasquirt in it, build an amp and put it on your desk?

Ranger50
Ranger50 UltimaDork
2/11/20 3:52 p.m.

Oh! They are mighty fine upstanding wheel chocks!!!!

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa Reader
2/11/20 4:04 p.m.

In reply to pres589 (djronnebaum) :

MSD = MegaSquirt ________

Direct? Drive?

noddaz
noddaz SuperDork
2/11/20 5:22 p.m.

Base for a lamp?

RossD
RossD MegaDork
2/11/20 8:05 p.m.

You could make a broach out of it. Or a pterodactyl. 

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
2/11/20 8:25 p.m.
Patrick said:

Screw it to the firewall and it'll do about as much good as a functional msd box?

A functional msd box is the only way i got clean tach signal to my megasquirt. Other than that, useless.....

Turboeric
Turboeric Reader
2/11/20 8:45 p.m.
Ranger50 said:

There's a reason they are acronym'd Might Suddenly Die....

Or, "My Spark Disappeared".

Paul_VR6
Paul_VR6 Dork
2/12/20 9:14 a.m.

In for reasons why it shouldn't be used as a doorstop? Too good at it?

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa Reader
2/12/20 9:16 a.m.

In reply to Paul_VR6 :

The wires are a tripping hazard.  Would have to trim them.

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