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65conv
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From: wpb, fl
Registered: May 2002

posted 05-22-2002 02:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65conv   Click Here to Email 65conv     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
has anyone added and msd ignition to their stang? if so, was it worth the money in terms of improved performance? thanks

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69maverick
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posted 05-22-2002 03:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69maverick   Click Here to Email 69maverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My son put one in his 68 with a duraspark distributor and it worked great but he put a Crane H-6 in it runs better!! The best part was he gave me his MSD for my Maverick!!

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Jim B. 70 Maverick Grabber clone 302,c4 auto
Weld RODLITES,Holley 600,performer intake,comp cam,MSD ignition,2.5 " pipes Candy apple blue metal flake!

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V8 Thumper
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posted 05-22-2002 04:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome 65conv

Not having run a Mallory or a Crane ignition, I can't speak for or against them. On a basic motor with the usual add-ons (carb & manifold, headers & exhaust), you'll see equal or more power out of a MSD 6-series ignition than you will for any other mod in the price range, with big improvments in driveability, cold start-up and overall powerband

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70 Pony
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posted 05-22-2002 04:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70 Pony   Click Here to Email 70 Pony     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hope we get more answers...am ready to put a Crane HI 6 and LX92 coil, after adapting my Malloy Unilite distributor cap with the big, (HEI ?) type with studs with new FMS 9mm wires...
Was wondering if there would be any noticeable difference or if it just makes the entire ignition assembly run and burn more efficiently ??

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EDDIE D
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Scott (69Mach)
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posted 05-22-2002 06:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott (69Mach)   Click Here to Email Scott (69Mach)     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In my old motor, the MSD box and coil smoothed out the idle a bunch, increased my mileage and gave a better kick in the pants when I gassed it. Don't forget to upgrade your wires or you'll see a major lightning storm under your hood (don't ask me how I know). Definitely worth the money and good tech support too.

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dhearn
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From: Owenton Ky,USA
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posted 05-24-2002 09:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dhearn   Click Here to Email dhearn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I fought a miss in my 69 forever then I bought a new msd distributer now no miss I love it

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mustangs68
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posted 05-25-2002 07:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
YES.
sam

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MASTIFF
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posted 05-29-2002 12:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MASTIFF   Click Here to Email MASTIFF     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just put a MSD 6AL, Billet Distributor, Blaster2 and 8.8mm Accell wires into my car this last weekend. I had trouble getting it working and called thier Tech Support today and they were great. They stayed on the phone with me the whole time while we trouble shooted it and got it working. Thier Tech support gets an A++++. As for performance it fired right up instantly but I didnt have time to time the engine yet so I do not know how much of a performance difference there is yet. I can let you know if you like in a day or two.

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Pierre
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posted 05-29-2002 05:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Pierre   Click Here to Email Pierre     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would be very curious to hear your feed back on, idle, low end torque and throttle response improvements. I am holding my order until then !!
What's the mechanical context anyway

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MASTIFF
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posted 05-30-2002 11:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MASTIFF   Click Here to Email MASTIFF     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I timed my car today

MSD UPDATE:

Night and Difference on the street! I jumped on it today and a big smile came accross my face. I notice a cleaner smoother acceleration and it felt like it was hitting harder too. In addition to that, the starter hardly turn the motor when she fires up. I love it. The only problem I have now is my stock Tac is not working. But I am sure I will figure it out soon.

MSD gets two thumbs up from me.

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bluestreek
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posted 05-30-2002 12:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bluestreek   Click Here to Email bluestreek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone know if the Crane HI-6 or MSD is compatible with the Pertronix module? My stock distributor has a custom spark advance and has been rock solid. I would like to use it.

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Pierre
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posted 05-30-2002 12:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Pierre   Click Here to Email Pierre     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mastiff,
I take it that you were running a lot of advance and that it got worse with the improved sparks ?
You will need an adapter for stock tach, MSD sells it.

Bluestreek,
All this box does is, take the impulse from your distributor, amplifies it and adds 2 more impulses right behind it (for a complete burn)and sends it to the primary of the ignition coil. So It should be compatible with your set up.

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MASTIFF
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posted 05-30-2002 02:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MASTIFF   Click Here to Email MASTIFF     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
With this box and distributor I am actually using less initial advance. I do not think my stock distributor was working right and I had to have alot of initial advance for it to work good. I set the MSD distributor up with small bushing to get more total advance and lighter spings for a more aggressive advance curve. I am very happy with the results.

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V8 Thumper
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From: Orange, Ca. United States of America
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posted 05-30-2002 09:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Pierre:

Bluestreek,
All this box does is, take the impulse from your distributor, amplifies it and adds 2 more impulses right behind it (for a complete burn)and sends it to the primary of the ignition coil. So It should be compatible with your set up.

Correct

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