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Guys is there some way I can test or check if my coil is properly operating ie. putting out enough spark. My dist. is also MSD with electronic guts built in and I do not have MSD DIS ignition control box (red box thing).

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Measure the resistance across the primary and secondary coils. Check with the MSD web site or any papers that came with the coil for the exact specs.
 

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I have an intermittant miss on #8 cylinder. Have replaced spark plug wires.Coil was mounted sideways and after checking around I was told coil should be mounted vertically. Supposedly when coil is mounted sideways the inner windings are not completely covered by oil and the high heat in engine compartment will allow the windings to break down. Anyone else heard of this or is this an "old wives tale"?

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#8 plug is black and wet(soaked)
#6&7 are dark-----
#'s1-2-3-4 are light tan

Seems to run ok when cold, as engine heats up after pushing it a little I canfeel andd hear that I am missing.

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I hope that the sideways mount is an old wives tale! I have mine that way on the "F" panel.
 
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