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    Default Where to position the msd ignition box and coil

    Hi all I am replacing the hei sissy with a full msd set up can people please post pics on where they have placed their coil and msd box in a hq-hj engine bay or cabin

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    Unless you are making mega hp, a MSD box will do NOTHING over a HEI other than lighten your wallet....

    I use the HEIs from Roadstar in Sydney, $59 for Chev, $79 for others. Fitted heaps of them, no problems.

    Because of the improvement in technology, there is now little benefit of a 'box' over HEI for the average performance engine. A good upgrade for HEI is the MSD 83647 module which switches 7.5 amp compared to the stock module which is about 5.5 amp; the MSD module also has an adj rev limiter.

    More on HEI v CD here. Home

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    Looks like another new name for PROCOMP lol

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    I would not call MSD the best but its every where. Mallory fully adjustable/programmable stand alone but Mallory is no more .

    try google pics for install . I am chasing the same info .

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    Mallory is owned by Holley now, but still available:

    https://www.holley.com/brands/mallory/

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    HI
    Not all there products are available .
    The Max fire CDI laptop programmable distributor standalone design .
    There was another available as well called E FIRE basic HEI
    These products last time I checked were obsolete now left with MSD at double the price .!!!!!! and half the features .
    Last edited by swampy; 16-12-2018 at 02:10 PM.

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    Greg,
    Compare a Chev starter motor from Roadstar next to a 'genuine' MSD starter. They are identical. Except one is 3 times the price of the other....

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    cheers for all the info time to research maybe msd pay more now buy once I guess so when I do want more HP im ready to go

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    Quote Originally Posted by GtoGeoff View Post
    Greg,
    Compare a Chev starter motor from Roadstar next to a 'genuine' MSD starter. They are identical. Except one is 3 times the price of the other....
    Oh yeah , just like the Procomp distributors , look very nice ,infact very impressive looking but just chinese junk

    Oh well at least the $$$ saved will pay for a tow truck ride home

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    Greg,
    I have used one ProComp HEI dist, it was for a Pontiac. Had no problem with it.

    From RoadStar, I have used probably a dozen or more HEIs, with zero problems. One of the original owners of RS was Warwick Griffith, who passed away about 3 yrs ago. I had known him since the 70s, when he & Graeme Cowan [ Rocket Ind ] opened the original High Performance World speed shop in Fivedock, Sydney. Warwick was an honest bloke & didn't sell junk.

    MSD....The Blaster SS 8207 coil on my car is made in Mexico. Someone on Chevelles.com with insider knowledge of the ign industry recently claimed MSD ign stuff is also made in China.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gregaust View Post
    Oh yeah , just like the Procomp distributors , look very nice ,infact very impressive looking but just chinese junk

    Oh well at least the $$$ saved will pay for a tow truck ride home
    Yeah, I see this with a particular aftermerket Powerglide pump, they look identical to the high quality piece. I really cant tell the difference physically and you have to have them side by side and take a real careful look before you notice anything.
    They sure don't last as long the original.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GtoGeoff View Post
    Greg,
    I have used one ProComp HEI dist, it was for a Pontiac. Had no problem with it.
    You are one success story out of plenty of failures
    Back when PC distributors first came out prob around the late 90's , a company up here i was working with sold about 20-30. I think out of that lot was about 3 that didn't fail
    Still seeing mention of the same failures now on forums and FB pages . As I said they sure look the part .
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    Quote Originally Posted by HQ 368 View Post
    Yeah, I see this with a particular aftermerket Powerglide pump, they look identical to the high quality piece. I really cant tell the difference physically and you have to have them side by side and take a real careful look before you notice anything.
    They sure don't last as long the original.
    Hey Mark , You seen the C4 procomp billet forward drums and the planet sets ? not sure how good they'd be . They look ok but most likely same as the PG pump you mention

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    +1 on the procomp
    Chinese garbage edelbrock or msd etc have had the same name for many decades
    Procomp has to change there name every 6 months
    Whats that saying?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gregaust View Post
    Hey Mark , You seen the C4 procomp billet forward drums and the planet sets ? not sure how good they'd be . They look ok but most likely same as the PG pump you mention
    Yeah, I've been sent a heap of photo's of their transmission gear in the warehouse from a mate of mine up there.
    The 6 pinion C4 planets are just the modified factory cast ones but there is supposedly a billet 5 pinion one available but not released as yet (supposedly the same as another 5 pinion one from Sydney).

    The glide case looks ok and half the price of anything else, there is also a turbo 400 case which looks like a total rip off of the Reid case.
    The glide planetary looks very similar to the Sonnax one.

    I have been using a billet forward drum that comes with a bearing instead of a thrust from the states and its still cheaper than the procomp one.
    Supposedly procomp forward drum has the same story as the 5 pinion planetary.

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