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MSD ignition worth it??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by down4thakrown, May 15, 2005.

  1. down4thakrown

    down4thakrown 1/2 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    If u got it, how do u like it? Whats the differance from HEI??
     
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    Boondocks 1/2 ton status

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    I installed the MSD Pro-Billet distributor, Blaster 2 coil, 8.5mm Superconductor wires and the 6AL multi-spark in my 72 K5 with GMPP 383HT.

    Also, the 6AL has a rev-limiting feature, but the rev adjusters it came with skip from 3000 to 6000. My motor reds at 5000.

    Also, the distributor comes with different curve spring sets.

    I noticed better low-end torque and it now starts almost immediately after the starter engages.

    I was very pleased with the twin 10 foot burnout on my 16.5 by 10's too!

    It works great and looks good.
     
  3. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    my old motor was oil burnning monster. put msd stuff on like above and whent 5-6k miles more on a set of plugs. if that helps you.
     
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    I run an MSD Digital/Programable 7 with a Crank Trigger. They make excellant products and have excellant tech Support
     
  5. down4thakrown

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    how much did that setup cost ya?? so if i put an msd on my truck will i still have to set the timing with a timing light or does the box take care of that???
     
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    I don't remember what I spent. You could price it out online at Jeg's

    Yes, I still had to time it and I used a light to do it. The 6AL box only provides the multiple spark and rev-limiter.

    They do make a newer distributor the does electronic advance, but mine has a vacuum advance.
     
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    I have a mallory billit HEI, and it works great, truck starts right up every time, I just wish I had a rev limiter.
     
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