Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Severna Park, MD
To followup on my original post........
Yes, I re-installed my old points and condenser, that's 15-20 years old and set the gap to .017. I did this to remove any possibility the Ignitor I had installed was defective. The CD box and coil (MSD HVC PN 6600 and accompanying coil) are probably 10 years(?) old. It fired and idled OK, although, I could tell something wasn't right as to the idle quality and it revving easily to 3K from idle (900 Rs) wasn't as it should be.
Last evening, I reduced the point setting to .012-.013. I check the initial timing, it's 20.4º at 800-900 Rs. My normal initial is 16º. I made this correction and set the idle for 900. By this time, the engine was up to temp (car in garage -190º) the idle was much smoother for a "cammy engine" and it revved much easier to 3K. I couldn't get too crazy with revving as the exhaust is bit aggressive and being in the garage the noise was very resonant and its a "school night". My next test will be out on my local test strip, but, it's extremely warm here in the mid-atlantic, so, it'll be a few days. We're all burrowing a little deeper to escape the high temps. Yes, I'll leave the those old points installed (for now) and buy a backup set for the glove box.
I'm interested to see how the MSD HVC system operates in a street environment for myself when all of the lit. states it's for "Racing" applications. What could possibly go wrong? LOL!
64 1/2 Poppy Red Cvt. Resto-Mod
333 Cu.in. T5z, 3:55, Dual 40 mm DCOE Webers
Performer RPM, CI cam, TFS/TWs, Tri-Ys, Discs w/Shelby Drums
Severna Park, Maryland