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Post  jasonf on January 9th 2012, 8:25 pm

I need to get a distributor and was looking for feedback. I have a 6Al in the car now and I was thinking of just grabbing an MSD unit but I don't have a preference. I was thinking the 8580 or 8577.


http://www.summitracing.com/search/Brand/MSD-Ignition/Make/FORD/Engine-Size/7-5L-460/Part-Type/Distributors/Trigger-Style/Magnetic/?keyword=460+distributor
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Re: Distributor recommendations

Post  Barney on January 9th 2012, 8:31 pm

MSD should be fine.
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Post  342g on January 9th 2012, 8:49 pm

8580 IS A GOOD ONE, HAD ONE FOR 10 YEARS. F'N caps
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Post  jbozzelle on January 9th 2012, 10:58 pm

I'm cheap. Duraspark for me...

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Post  cool40 on January 9th 2012, 11:12 pm

jbozzelle wrote:I'm cheap. Duraspark for me...
thats all an MSD is,lol.i like the old accel billetech.
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Post  DFI429 on January 9th 2012, 11:37 pm

cool40 wrote:
jbozzelle wrote:I'm cheap. Duraspark for me...
thats all an MSD is,lol.i like the old accel billetech.

I had a buddy years back (brand X) with an Accel distributor that refused to play nice with a 6AL.. Had to rip the guts out and re-wire the pickup to the box.. Never heard any good on their coils either.. Question
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Post  cool40 on January 9th 2012, 11:46 pm

DFI429 wrote:
cool40 wrote:
jbozzelle wrote:I'm cheap. Duraspark for me...
thats all an MSD is,lol.i like the old accel billetech.

I had a buddy years back (brand X) with an Accel distributor that refused to play nice with a 6AL.. Had to rip the guts out and re-wire the pickup to the box.. Never heard any good on their coils either.. Question
they all make junk,IMO. Laughing i had a MSD i got from summit,it came with a bent shaft.did'nt run long before i had high rpm miss and found the shaft had beat the housing to shit,thats when i found the bent shaft.lol.it's probly all made in china now........
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Post  jasonf on January 10th 2012, 2:38 pm

342g wrote:8580 IS A GOOD ONE, HAD ONE FOR 10 YEARS. F'N caps
First time i read this I was wondering why you hated their caps.......doh! Razz


jbozzelle wrote:I'm cheap. Duraspark for me...
I was thinking of going this route John. I've used stock in my truck back home, I have an Accel one in my 5.0l from years ago and a new msd in my bucket and never had problems with any of them so I guess I have just been lucky.
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Post  jbozzelle on January 11th 2012, 11:55 am

I usually go by the "if it ani't broke don't fix it" motto. That's why I use the Duraspark dizzy.

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Post  Mark Miller on January 11th 2012, 11:55 pm

jbozzelle wrote:I'm cheap. Duraspark for me...

X2,Cheap and work great,plus buy replacement parts at the local Auto Parts store.

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Post  jasonf on January 12th 2012, 9:46 am

If I had a Ford one I would use it but I have NO distributor. I will have to go auto wreckin' or just buy a new one which sounds more fun.
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Post  dfree383 on January 12th 2012, 10:13 am

The dura spark stuff is pretty cheap at the auto parts stores.
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Re: Distributor recommendations

Post  whitefield on January 12th 2012, 11:45 am

Make sure the distributor gear is compatible to your cam gear and is the right height if using a factory duraspsark.
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