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Offline Hobbesga

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77 ignition
« on: September 05, 2015, 12:40:43 AM »
I don't know if anyone else has had a problem with this, but in working on my car I found the ignition module had gone gooey. Don't know what else to say about it. It was still working, but gooey nonetheless. I replaced the module with one that had been sitting in my friend's collection for a couple of decades and it worked like a champ.

Never one to let good enough go, I pulled an MSD 6 electronic ignition module out of my parts pile and a MSD Blaster Coil to go with it. So I started by wiring it through the output of the existing module and Coil and running it that way until I decided it would work just fine. At this point I decided that I wanted to tidy up that bit of engine compartment real estate and so I fitted it out. I removed everything and mounted just the MSD equipment and am driving it off of the magnetic pickup on the distributor. MSD shows both writing configurations in the manual.
What I wanted to know was if anyone else has done this same kind of mood, and what they thought of it?


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Re: 77 ignition
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2015, 07:46:02 AM »
No MSD for me, I used an HEI module on mine..
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Re: 77 ignition
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2015, 04:14:33 PM »
What's your feeling about the ignition upgrade?

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Re: 77 ignition
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2015, 04:41:42 PM »
you did good .. MSD is the best .. Multi Spark Discharge // it will fire the spark plug on both intake and exhaust stroke under 3000 rpm .. in all my hotrods since  i switched to MSD 20 years ago i have never fouled a plug .

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Re: 77 ignition
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2015, 04:27:11 AM »
When checking the spark after installation it definitely seems to be hotter than the spark off the original coil. And I think driving it directly off the distributor was the best way to go.

Can't really say what it's done for the car, but it feels like an improvement. Then again, my seat of the pants dyno hasn't been calibrated in quite a while.

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