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Old December 12th, 2010, 09:44 PM   #1
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i was looking at a pertronix ignition system for 520$ or a msd ignition for 620$. the motor has aluminum blue thunder heads, comp .634 lift cam, roller rockers, roller cam bearings, srp flat top pistons, eagle h-beams. 460 victor intake. i was wondering what ignition would work good on this motor. i know msd is the best but is it worth it to spend an extra 100 bucks? thanks
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i was looking at a pertronix ignition system for 520$ or a msd ignition for 620$. the motor has aluminum blue thunder heads, comp .634 lift cam, roller rockers, roller cam bearings, srp flat top pistons, eagle h-beams. 460 victor intake. i was wondering what ignition would work good on this motor. i know msd is the best but is it worth it to spend an extra 100 bucks? thanks
Yes........I would run MSD over Pertonix any day but I do think MSD's quality has gone down hill over the years. You could also check out Mallory's stuff.
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I personally wouldn't run the MSD if you want reliability, my 6AL CDI box would overheat all the time and quite working at completly random intervals.

I figured it was just a bad unit, so i bought a new one, same problems with that one as well.

I'm not sure if others have had the same problem with theirs, just my own expierence with it.

I have no expierence with the other system.
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Why not just run D.U.I at half the price? Then add a Summit MSD box later if you need more juice. I've run the stock Chevy HEI on my BB with a Summit box for two years with zero problems. It's been through every temp extreme, from idle all day to looong full throttle assaults at the dunes and Dog Party.
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ok. thanks guys. my brothers got msd 6al in the big jeep and it works. i guess its just personal preference then huh. ill check out mallory to.
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Yeah, I have run MSD stuff for the last 15 yrs and never had an issue. I think alot of failures are installation/wiring issues.
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