Visit The Dirt Forum for More Information

Author Topic:   Best Ignition system?
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 32
posted May 25, 2001 04:12 PM
Points or No? Dual Points? Or?

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 168
posted May 25, 2001 06:20 PM
I can't beleive that you asked about points. I would only un electronic ignitions. I like my Performance Distributors HEI. Or an HEI with MSD parts in it. They are simple and work well.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 52
posted May 25, 2001 08:18 PM
I run a dual point mallory dist. and have for the last 3 years. I have had zero problems and have tached as high as 8500rpm. If electronic is so good why are the half the guys running them making sure they have a spare control box mounted in the car with a switch.

I have changed points and condenser at the end of the season and checked the curve again but thats it. I have had no trouble and for the cost there is no way I am gonna switch to electronic.

The other thing that I have noticed is the guys running MSD with REV limiting chip dont seem to be accurate.

I know two racers that use it and when they checked it against the memory tach it was off by as much as 800 to 1000 rpm.

No thanks. I am however considering pulling out the points and replacing them with the new petronics unit that is discussed in lasts months issue of circle track. That issue of circle track is informative on ignition systems in general.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 101
posted May 26, 2001 02:17 AM UIN: 28276986
I've had great luck with MSD. No problems in the 7 years I've been using it. It does give you more horsepower too which is one reason why you won't see too many late models without them. Most of the LM guys around here can't give thier mags away because everyone wants MSD. The reliability is there, but like anything else sometimes you get a bad apple.

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 23
posted May 26, 2001 09:36 PM
I would also have to say MSD is the way to go. I ran HEI for years and switched to MSD 2 years ago, and noticed a great performance advantage over HEI. Haven't had an trouble with ignition system since going to MSD.

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 19
posted May 27, 2001 09:51 AM
The reason why so many competitors have a spare ignition box with a switch is because YOU CAN with that setup. Redundancy is just insurance, not an indication that something may be unreliable.

Walk around the pits, Pickles, and look at what your competitors are running.

Back to the Archives