HEI ignition related links to info



HEI ignition related links to info

Postby grumpyvette » September 23rd, 2008, 2:07 pm

IF YOU CAN,T SMOKE THE TIRES AT WILL,FROM A 60 MPH ROLLING START YOUR ENGINE NEEDS MORE WORK!!"!
IF YOU CAN , YOU NEED BETTER TIRES AND YOUR SUSPENSION NEEDS MORE WORK!!
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Re: HEI ignition related links to info

Postby Michael » January 16th, 2009, 10:33 pm

Grumpy, what do you think of the new MSD 6AL-2 "programmable" spark box? Evidently this allows true custom tuning of the timing curve (both mechanical and boost/vacuum-referenced) and works with a locked-out distributor. I have no particular reason to get creative with timing, but am personally curious about having such functionality at my disposal.
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Re: HEI ignition related links to info

Postby grumpyvette » January 16th, 2009, 11:08 pm

IF this is what your refering too..

http://www.msdignition.com/Products/Ign ... ntrol.aspx

http://www.msdignition.com/uploadedFile ... ructions(1).pdf

"MSD is excited to announce the next generation of 6-Series ignition controls – the 6AL-2! The all new ignition control combines a new housing, new digital controls and more power in a sleek package. Inside the new cast aluminum housing you'll find an advanced micro-controller that manages the timing and rpm of the ignition. The spark output of the new box has been turned up to 535 volts of primary voltage with spark energy reaching up to 135millijoules! The multiple sparks of the 6AL-2 burn in the cylinder for 20 degrees of crankshaft rotation to ensure complete combustion.Two more great features are the rev limits! There are two rev limiters; one for high end overrev protection and another you can activate off a clutch or transbrake to set a launch limit. This feature will help your car blast off the starting line! Adjustments are made via four rotary dials for 100 rpm increment control!The all new capacitive discharge ignition will easily connect to nearly any 12-volt negative ground distributor system"



FROM WHAT IVE HEARD they work reasonably ok.but I don,t think ID call them truly a programmable ignition in all respects, that may even be the ignition I use on my vette,(Ill have to go look) but if it is, its main feature is it can be programed to cut the ignition at a certain rpm, if its the same as mine I set it to cut out at 6400rpm


IF your referring to the new version that's just coming out at the trade shows I don,t know anyone whos tried one yet, but it sounds darn impressive!


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Re: HEI ignition related links to info

Postby Michael » January 17th, 2009, 8:00 pm

Yes, I meant the laptop-tunable version (PN MSD-6530);for example, here: http://store.summitracing.com/partdetai ... toview=sku

I was planning on using it with Summit's house-brand generic distributor (about $150 - looks like a Chinese remake of MSD, or possibly Mallory).

The software can be downloaded here: http://www.msdignition.com/page.aspx?id=6545 . I was playing with the user interface (having nothing to which to connect the laptop so far, of course!); the help-files are useless, but the software is fairly intuitive. The manual implies that to obtain vacuum advance, a MAP sensor would be required (PN MSD 2311), to plug into the spark control box (not just a simple vacuum hose!). The display is in terms of absolute pressure, 2-15 PSIA - so that should be fine for a naturally-aspirated system, which is all that I plan to run.
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Re: HEI ignition related links to info

Postby grumpyvette » January 17th, 2009, 8:59 pm

thanks for the info, Ill look into that as it seems to be a rather promising developement in ignitions
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Re: HEI ignition related links to info

Postby Michael » March 21st, 2009, 8:25 pm

Any updates to this? Has anyone actually tried this ignition system?
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Re: HEI ignition related links to info

Postby grumpyvette » March 21st, 2009, 9:05 pm

Ive been talking to alot of racers about it but no one yet ive found is using it, but I expect that to change
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