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Old 01-11-2004, 02:36   #1 (permalink)
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I need some info from anyone who's running a MSD 6. What distributor do you run as I'm looking for a replacment. Not interested in V/advance as it is bracket car.
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I fitted a MSD 6AL and MSD Pro-Billet Distributor a few months ago, a great dizzy, but at nearly $700 it ain't cheap. It's the best dizzy out there in my view if you don't mind paying that much. I previously ran a Mallory and Accel but they didn't last very long.

I'm sure that Ford's factory electronic XC onwards being magnetic trigger works fine with the 6AL if you already have one of these. They are as robust as the MSD Pro-Billet but a hassle to change advance curve.

The 6AL also works fine with points, so you've got heaps of choices mate.
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I run a Modified Motorcraft Points Distributor in my XB. The internal workings have been removed as I have Crank Triggering and an MSD Programable Timing Computer. The ignition unit I use is an MSD 6AL.
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smciner1 how do you find the programmable timing computer? Worth the money? Was thinking of one myself to custom tune my timing better than I've been able to with the mechanical advance. They expensive?
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why didnt they last long?
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Mallory literally fell apart inside - weights and springs - very quickly. The cap also flogged out on the locating tongue, inferior material. Mallory stuff is budget orientated.

The Accel was a tad better, I got 4 years out of it but that is poor in my view compared to OEM stuff. The bushing got flogged out of specs and it got pretty rusty in the centrigal advance.
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I fitted a MSD 6AL and MSD Pro-Billet Distributor a few months ago, a great dizzy, but at nearly $700 it ain't cheap. It's the best dizzy out there in my view if you don't mind paying that much. I previously ran a Mallory and Accel but they didn't last very long.

I'm sure that Ford's factory electronic XC onwards being magnetic trigger works fine with the 6AL if you already have one of these. They are as robust as the MSD Pro-Billet but a hassle to change advance curve.

The 6AL also works fine with points, so you've got heaps of choices mate.
Yep the MSD gear is just to hard to look past regardless of price... WIns hands down. Plug in and race. The advance changing bushes are great ect
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smciner1 how do you find the programmable timing computer? Worth the money? Was thinking of one myself to custom tune my timing better than I've been able to with the mechanical advance. They expensive?
They work very well, the adjustability is the best part. They cost around $500-00.
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I can get the MSD for $474 or the Accel Electronic for $435 which is better for me since it uses standard type cap
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Just another thought.

From everyone I've spoken to the Ford electronic dissy does a great job - pick one up cheap too. They're a piece of cake to wire up to your MSD ignition. I have an MSD Digital 6 plus and a standard electronic Ford (Bosch) dissy on my XD.

Here's a link below (to another cleveland forum) reference getting rid of your vacuum advance. You can either just take the hose off and plug the hole or remove the whole vacuum diapragm unit on the side of the dissy and ensure you lock the moving parts for the advance inside.....the link explains how.

http://www.network54.com/Hide/Forum/...eid=1072952614

I was going to get an all bells and whistles MSD Dissy - it would be nice - but you don't need too.......not revving to 10 grand are you!!

You running and old or new cleveland block?....just making sure you're aware of the different size dissy holes in the block.

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