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Re: msd 6al digital
I would 2nd the Pertronix as an alternative! Their Flame thrower II or the new III that offers multiple spark through the entire RPM range not just 2500RPM like the MSD units. More than sufficient for our street cars!
The only drawback to their Flame Thrower Distributors is the replacement part costs (rotors, caps) which cost 3x what regular rotors and caps cost.
The other issue with the Pertronix II and III that you need to be aware of ahead of time is that they require a 6 ohm or 3 ohm coil not the standard 1.5 ohm coil. Should one ever have issue with the Pertronix units, parts are not normally carried by the small suppliers and need to be ordered? This can be a problem if you are in a small town and expecting these to be on the shelf, it's just not the case.
The other option to seriously consider is "Dave’s" small base distributors that are great quality and use common parts that are readily accessible. This is definitely a viable option with proven success. I believe the cost is $195.00
They will also recurv the distributor for your particular setup which others would charge $100.00-150.00 extra for.
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Last edited by 67RSSS; Jul 31st, 12 at 04:05 PM.