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racer17j
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Total posts: 5390
posted February 17, 2005 07:10 PM  
We have ran the flame thrower dist. in our car for 2 seasons and not had a bit of trouble. Turn up to 7300 at times.

TEAMPCR
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Total posts: 238
posted February 18, 2005 06:39 AM  
I ran the flame thrower(pertronix) last year.
Did well for me after we replaced the plug wires. Got it up to 7200 with a 4412 Holley.

TEAMPCR
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 238
posted February 18, 2005 07:05 AM  
The pertronix kit was less than $150 at O'Reilly's

sideways
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Total posts: 715
posted February 18, 2005 10:30 AM  
I have also ran a petronix flame thrower.No troubles here either.

rfb320
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 150
posted February 18, 2005 07:23 PM  
I bought the msd kit, I think it came from day but it has been flawless. Run about 6500 - 7000 rpm. Also bought the vacuum lock out plate. From the outside it all looks stock.

RangeRover
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 279
posted February 18, 2005 09:10 PM  
I'm on my second season with a Pertronix Flame Thrower set up and no problems. I needed a distributor and everything, so I bought the entire race-ready HEI kit. I'm very happy with it turning 6900 - 7100. It's got the vacuum locked out, but I do run the mechanical advance weights and springs by choice.

sixmod
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 19
posted February 19, 2005 02:59 PM  
I have ran the dui for four years two in stock car two in b mod never any problems

ryan
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Total posts: 776
posted February 19, 2005 10:51 PM  
I have run a dyna mod for the past 4 years no problems with it.........yet.

racin78p
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Total posts: 333
posted February 24, 2005 01:53 AM  
I'm running Accel too, racer17. Back in the day when I was still 1320 racing, Accel was it! MSD had just come out, and too many people were having problems with the electronic stuff. I just set up and ran dual points. Anyway, I've stuck with what I know works; too timid to try newer manufactures stuff. I gotta learn to change now and then. It's supposed to be good?

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racin78p
if it ain't fun, then don't run

racer17j
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Total posts: 5390
posted February 24, 2005 08:01 PM  
Yeah, I am always looking for a better deal too,... and with the Accel I have now it couldn't have gotten any better. I didn't buy it. My mechanic and partner did, LOL!!! He is an old Accel nut too, though,...

Race on.

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racin78p
if it ain't fun, then don't run

LUBEGUY07
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Total posts: 302
posted February 25, 2005 04:41 PM  
i have run the ones that come in the midwest motorsports 150 dollars disturbitor and have had no troubles with them, i have turned my motor up to 6900 with no problems, and they look stock too

racer17j
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Total posts: 5390
posted February 25, 2005 08:30 PM  
Now that I have 600++ hp motors , high end ignitions are required. However, when I was starting out , every good engine builder would tell me not to worry or waste my money on an aftermarket ignition.
I didn't want to believe them , but for the level I was at, it turns out they were right.
General Motors spent millions developing the HIE ignition system which is more than adequate for motors in the 400 to 500 hp range.
The 'high performance ' ignition market is one of the biggest scams going.
An MSD HEI ignition, which by name is 'multiple spark discharge' reverts to a single spark, just like GM after 4000 rpm,it may start a bit easier but the high end is the same.
When the motor has enough compression and pulls enough mixture that it can blow a spark out, then it needs an after market system. Until then , many people are being suckered.

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