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1988 V8 Ranger starting problem!!

I have a Ranger with a 351w in it.Put it in over the winter.The problem Im having is,when I crank it over to start.It wont start till I let off the key.I checked it.Im getting 12v to my msd 6AL box when Im cranking it over but when I let off it isnt there.But it will start.Could it be the ignition or do I need to run a wire to the battery to the msd box with a toggle switch.So that the 12v is there constant.
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im not sure man sounds like something may be hooked up wrong with the wires going to the switch are the wires coming off the solenoid.
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The wires are coming from the ignition switch,to the msd box.Thanks
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the box should be hot in any key position passed off...so acc or run/on whatever comes first
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I fixed it the other day.I tested the coil it was good.MSD gives you speaker connections to the coil to slide the wires on.So I cut them off and put stakeons on.Then cranked on it ,and started to run.So now I can start it by cranking it over.Unlike cranking it and letting off the key and hoping it will start.Thanks for the help.
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