when I thought, that somethings 40 yrs old maybe worth updating and may provide better driveablity
There are threads after threads on radiators, cooling, starters, even brake "upgrades" where people "thought"
40 yr old technology was "ok we will need to build it this strong/big/ whatever....BUT we NEED it to last and not break, other wise Nander is going to have our previbials again, and the insurance companies screw us"
So they decided what was needed and trebled it.
Then the after market companies came along and thought..."theres a heap of goulble idiots out there"...lets market these 'remake the wheel" give these part fancy names like blaster, patriot...put out some propaganda leftets, and we can make a fortune....
And they have.
AC Delco spent millions on research, machining products that still work just as well today...ok a few bushes replaced.....can live with that.
Now to top it all off, instead of using the skills and machining of a few decades ago, these adftermarket companies decide that they have the goulable idiot market in their pockets...so now they can fire all their skilled workers, close their factories and contract the manufacture of these parts to China.
But hey...the proganda worked /works...a blaster msd sounds better than a stock points or stock HEI right.....good bragging rights.
on the other hand a bright red blaster msd unit just doesnt fit the over all layout of an engine bay....it stands out like a spare P.. at a pros wedding.
There are a couple current threads discussing the difference between the early pre pollution dizzy curves and VA units and moder curves, why they are incompatable...do run but lot of potentual never reached....and how to mod them
Think about this "we " Chevy ppl..except those in the know, mock our old 1970s 4 pin HEI moduals
on the other hand the dodge guys and circuit racing big bike multi cylnder high rpm guys love them as performance moduls.
Dont right off 40 yr old US made over built technology
...thats like obsoleting the wheel just cause the technology has be around for a while...