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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old Aug 25th, 00, 06:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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I have a 69 camaro with a 327. I would like to put an MSD ignition but I don't know where to start. Please helP!!!!!!
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old Aug 25th, 00, 07:24 PM
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What info do you need?I have(had,it's in for repairs) one on my 67' 327.I didn't know how much it helped untill it broke one day.It does smooth out your idle(not that I want it smooth),and it seemed to rev a few hundred RPM higher with it.

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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old Aug 25th, 00, 07:51 PM
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i have a msd in my 85 camaro and my 74 pinto.
i love it becuase it does smooth out the idle and it readys the car for performance add ons like turbo(pinto has) and some day i have dual turbos on my 85 camaro. and it helps to burn a denser air fuel mixture and revs up higher to do to the increase energy in the spark.

other person did you set your timing on your car so it didnt rev higher
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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old Aug 26th, 00, 03:20 AM
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Simon, You start by ordering one, a good unit for the street is the MSD-6AL. It comes with a built in Rev Control and costs $172.95 from Summit Racing (800-230-3030). If this is beyond your budget, they also sell the MSD-6A, which is the same thing without the Rev Control, this one goes for $131.95. Personally, I would go for the 6AL. Your next step would be to read the instructions thoroughly when it arrives, and then go bolt it on. If you have any questions while you're installing it, call their Tech Line for help. Think about where you want to install it and pre-fit it in the location before you start drilling. Two common locations are the firewall and the inner fender, I chose the later. It's a great bolt -on , good luck!

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Sorry about the double post, Can the moderator please delete the first post, so as not to take up unnecessary space? Also, can someone explain to me how you make corrections to a reply once you have sent it? Thanks for the help.
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no problem - duplicate is gone.

To edit a post, just click on the little 'pencil and paper' icon at the top of each individual post.

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I have a 68 Camaro and it woke it up alot (MSD 6al)over the stock HEI i installed, also picked up .3 in the 1/4.But i will say this... BE SURE YOU HAVE GOOD CAP,ROTOR AND WIRES,or you'll have problems,due to the much higher voltage.

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post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old Aug 26th, 00, 09:50 AM Thread Starter
 
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Sorry. I should have being more clear. I ment what parts do I change on my 69 to convert it to MSD. If anyone has part numbers and prices it would be appriciated.
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the MSD for your HEI replaces the modual under the rotor and you get the box (controller/brain) its it the kit.Summit p/n's are...
MSD6a-msd6200 $131.95
MSD6al-msd6420 $172.95
MSD super HEI <--comes with new coil.
6a-$188.95
6al-244.95
but this is your choice and a MSD6a or 6al doesn't need a new coil,it works with the stocker ,although the super kit is alot better,just depends on your wants and needs.


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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old Aug 26th, 00, 11:36 AM
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The 6AL or the 6AL2 ar exelent choice's. I had problems with the rotor striking the cap and breaking off on the MSD distributor(extra duty and billet), alot of racers at my local track too. If you are going to get the MSD distributor you should check the shaft end play before installation. MSD spec's it at .010 (I believe).You can get shims at alot of of places to get it into spec. I also started running there cap and rotor, these changes cured the problem and turned it into a reliable and easily tunable piece.

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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old Aug 26th, 00, 02:18 PM Thread Starter
 
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I forgot to mention that my 69 does not have HEI.

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post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old Aug 26th, 00, 04:28 PM
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You might consider instead the "Ready to Run", I believe the 8360 is the Chevy one - it's a MSD 5 box built into the base of a billet distributor. With the cap on it, it's hard to tell by looks that it's not a stock points-type distro.. you even use stock points-type cap & rotor...

I've got one in my El Camino, and will be getting another one for my Camaro soon.

Just a thought.
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post #13 of 15 (permalink) Old Aug 27th, 00, 04:24 AM
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Thanks for the help AL, now I know.
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post #14 of 15 (permalink) Old Aug 27th, 00, 07:49 AM
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Just one thing to remember about the MSD ready to run small size distrig=butors, the modules are MSD only, not available in Resume Speed, Idaho. If you have problems not module related, parts are readily available, but if the MSD module goes south, you HAVE to buy theirs to get it back working, anywhere it fails. I am not speaking of the large MSD HEI they have, just the one with the module inside the base of the body, p/n 8360. Just a thought for all.
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post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old Aug 29th, 00, 05:30 PM Thread Starter
 
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What would I have to do to upgrade it to HEI. Basically change the original stock ignition system.
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