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Any real reason to have MSD 6AL on a street car?

I have both a MSD 6AL and a 6ALN box and was ready to install one of them in my 68. Before I do that though, I really need to know if it is just overkill.

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350 w/ 468 lift Lunati Voodoo cam (60102)
Vortec heads (rocker studs, .500 lift, stock rockers)
Air Gap Performer Intake
Edelbrock 600 CFM
MSD 8360 HEI distributor with Blaster 2 Coil
Taylor 8mm spiro core wires
Dynomaxx ceramic 1 5/8" headers

I drive the car around Virginia and to Carlisle, sometimes it is spirited driving but most of the time I do not exceed 4,000 rpms.

I want the car to start quickly, run as smooth as possible with my cam, and have good power off idle and from cruising speed. It also needs to fry tires upon my command. I might take it to the 1/4 mile just for grins sometime.

Is a MSD box alot of overkill?

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Re: Any real reason to have MSD 6AL on a street car?

NO. its an improvement in performance and MPG. I guarantee you get 3 MPG or better just having the box on there. You would notice how much smoother it idles with the box unless you removed it.

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Re: Any real reason to have MSD 6AL on a street car?

Harley,

MPG is a good reason...

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Re: Any real reason to have MSD 6AL on a street car?

3.34 a gallon in the "state of California"

Ive felt like I was in a 'state' of california ever since I moved here...

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Re: Any real reason to have MSD 6AL on a street car?

glad this came up, i just bid on 1 on ebay. 6AL. more than anything i want the rev limiter. my new motor spins up quick and i dont want to pop it.

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Re: Any real reason to have MSD 6AL on a street car?

It really is its own country...

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Re: Any real reason to have MSD 6AL on a street car?

Rev limiter is handy, more MPG is really good, more performance is an added bonus...

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Re: Any real reason to have MSD 6AL on a street car?

I went to the local Azone and purchased a brand new MSD 5 box and installed it on my Dodge. man what a difference. I removed it and the p/u actually didnt like it. Had to reinstall it lol. Dont feel the need for a rev limiter on my daily driver....which is my Camaro now that the Dodge wont start. POS, it wont 'dodge' the parts house...
wow, Im on a roll today.

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