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Ignition help

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Brad, Apr 1, 2000.

  1. Brad

    Brad Registered Member

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    What's the good, bad, and ugly of aftermarket ignitions?(MSD, Jacob's, Accel...) How much is really worth purchasing? Thanks--Brad
     
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    EDdaTREE 1/2 ton status

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    Picked up an Accel Super Coil for my H.E.I. (new) for 25 bones at Hotrod Supernationals. 76' K/5, I like it,especially for the price.
     
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    Do you notice any difference in the performance compared to you stock setup?
     
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    I've heard that Jacobs really gives you power, but you'll have to use their warranty too often because they simply die more often than the other brands.

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  5. I went with MSD, Coil, box, wires and delco rapid fire plugs. I noticed some what of a diffrence but not major. I can tell when I punch it, espically up a hill, it just pulls and seems to do better on gas, I guess now a days that's a major diffrence. Good thing also was that it was easy to install.
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    I bought a jacobs team pack with the super coil, wires and ign. box. The wires are bullet proof. The ign. box anti-theft device would kill the engine at odd moments, on the expressway, at a light, other interesting places. I unplugged it out of the circuit and noticed no difference with just the coil and wires. The coil did help starting and cured a lope at idle that I had. Jacobs techs gave me several lines of c.y.a. type baloney about the box problem. I finally said screw it and run the coils and wires. I never saw a mileage increase. If it helped power, it was not enough to feel.
    John

    So Much to do, So LITTLE cash.
     

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