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    MSD Ignition

    is there any clear benefits from using it?

    are they able to be used with carb cars?

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    Hidden Content Originally Posted by datsunfreak
    No Kev, you are eating a duck fetus.

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    I dont really care for them personally. Go spend the money on some carbs or a cam instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by city hunter
    I dont really care for them personally. Go spend the money on some carbs or a cam instead.
    But once you've already spent money on your cam and carbs.. an MSD is a nice toy too

    I have a Digital 6 in my Lancer with all the goodies... high speed retard and launch control installed. :twisted:


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    I use one just for the convenience, new technology, new wires. Gotta be better than 40 year old stuff

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    I recently installed one into my cammed corolla, made a world of difference down low in the rpm range!

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    Quote Originally Posted by slo-030
    I recently installed one into my cammed corolla, made a world of difference down low in the rpm range!
    slo-030 is right u do feel a diff down low and up high.. it also evens out your idle.. it will also allow u to open up your spark plug gap more. if u have carbs you will notice the diff as it will burn the fuel more and give u extra ponies and increase your mpg's ... i have msd 6a with ss coil and a gap of .50 on 77 810 datsun

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    Plus they are waaaaaay cheaper than a ignitor for a Toyota......
    Plus u can go the cheap route and use a hei module

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    hey guys,
    I have an MSD 6AL 2 with 2 step rev limit and launch control on my 2T-G with 45mm Webers. It has eliminated the miss at high revs with the standard toyota igniter and Bosch GT40 coil. I use it with a magnetic pick up from ra60/40 22r/20r motors. It hasn't missed a beat since.


    I launch at 6500rpm and final rev limit to 8800rpm.

    I recently also bought an MSD timing computer for a more linear timing advance.


    The mechanical weights for timing advance was a pain driving the car on the street. I took them out and locked the distributor:


    I also marked the crank pulley for reference on the amount of advance:


    So far the car has been a lot smoother to drive and I am able to adjust the total advance with a timing retard option on the timing computer if the advance is too high.

    MSD is a great product and I would recommend it to all, so simple to install and easy to use. You are able to retard the total timing by 4/3/2 or 1 degree if you like.

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    That timing computer is neat! I looked it up, and the pre-programmed advance curve should be pretty much perfect for any nostalgic
    Hidden Content Originally Posted by datsunfreak
    No Kev, you are eating a duck fetus.

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