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bbracer17
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posted January 24, 2001 08:47 PM
What ignition systems do you like? I use a Mallory Unilite with a Blaster coil or a Performance Distributors HEI. I like the simplicity of the HEI. What are your opinions?


MOD RACER#93
Member
posted January 24, 2001 09:31 PM
we have run a performance distributor hei since 1995. never a problem. takes little battery to run it and don't run an alternator on our mod or late model with no problem.


Limited5
Member
posted January 25, 2001 06:10 PM
HEI by Davis Unified Ignition, uses 1 wire and it makes impressive power.


Strokin3
Member
posted January 25, 2001 06:34 PM
With an MSD billet distributer, 6AL box with
a master blaster coil with blue max wires cant be beat. Put the soft springs in the
distributer for easy starting.


team49
Member
posted January 25, 2001 07:04 PM
We use msd billet dist , 6al box, blaster coil, msd wires,and a racemate alternator built into the waterpump. Had a problem with with the 6al box but sent to msd and they rebuilt it for $24.00. Can't complain. Oh yea don't forget to unplug the box before welding on your chassis.

My last car used a complete complete mallory setup and never had any trouble with it.

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tls88mod
Member
posted January 25, 2001 10:20 PM
Depends if your running gas or alcky. I haven't found an HEI that would fire good over 5000 RPM. I like the MSD Billet dist. and blaster coil with 6A box. Just make sure you have a spare box in your trailer cause you'll need it some time during the year. Just like Winston Cup cars they need two MSD boxes. They seem to last a little longer if you mount them on rubber pads. I've talked to MSD directly about this and they told me the latest boxes are being made with more anti-vibration materials inside the box itself. Time will tell. The only other draw back to HEI is air cleaner clearance.

Take Team49's advise and unhook the box and take the ground off the battery before you weld!

garyg1
Member
posted January 25, 2001 10:40 PM
tls88mod, a performance distributor HEI I have will turn 7,500 all night long. I'm sure even more but that is the most I turn my motors. plenty of spark and never a miss in the engine. one wire connection, low drain on battery. ran an 83 lap with yellows, long, long race in mod winning race going away without any ignition problems.


Roadhzrd
Member
posted January 26, 2001 02:59 AM
I like the complete MSD setup myself but I think the Jacobs spark box sounds like it's worth looking into after reading Performance Ignitons. Wrote by Dr. Jacobs. It is supposed to adjust to different conditions at each cylinder.


whel
Member
posted January 26, 2001 07:11 AM
this is my first year,and i was woundering can you tell mutch differance if you run a 16 volt battery. by the way i have a performance ignition hei.


danfox99
Member
posted January 26, 2001 09:24 AM
quote:
Originally posted by bbracer17:
What ignition systems do you like? I use a Mallory Unilite with a Blaster coil or a Performance Distributors HEI. I like the simplicity of the HEI. What are your opinions?

msd buliit dist,with the cap adaptor will give clearance for air box,in 10yrs only had one box go bad.

MOD RACER#93
Member
posted January 26, 2001 07:38 PM
I run a MSD HEI-love it, nothing better!!


tls88mod
Member
posted January 26, 2001 08:02 PM
Sorry guys, I didn't clarify what I meant by gas or alky. I run alky and tried an HEI with a performance coil, it would miss fire at 5500 rpm. Alky needs a hotter spark than gas especially at higher rpm. A freind of mine had the same problem so we put a MSD 6A box on with the HEI and that fixed the problem. By reading your comments I think my problems were bcause I did not invest in a good quality HEI dist.

Thanks for your feed back!

garyg1
Member
posted January 26, 2001 08:24 PM
the last magazine article I read that tested the HEI's showed that above 5000 rpm the stock distributors go downhill fast in performance. but the Performance Distributor with it's coil and module never gave up even at 8,000 rpm with enough power for gas or alky


boris
Member
posted February 04, 2001 12:20 PM
I like the performance distributors myself. I have had mine for 5 years and it's still going strong.


jklostermann
Member
posted February 06, 2001 02:26 PM
I run a stock HEI distributer that we have modified. We run a MSD 6T box and a Accel HEI Super Coil. This Setup works very well! We run our motors at around 7500 RPM and it gives us no problems.