<VV> "Points" to ponder - HEI

Tony Underwood tonyu at roava.net
Fri Oct 28 21:12:05 EDT 2005

At 02:53 hours 10/28/2005, JVHRoberts at aol.com wrote:
>I did everything on my turbo car to the point type ignition, hotter coil,
>lower resistance ballast, different capacitor, alkyd cap and rotor, 
>and it still
>  misfired sometimes at full boost, and as soon as the center electrode
>rounded  over even a little bit, the misfire at full boost ALWAYS happened.
>Until I did my HEI upgrade. End of problem. Totally.

I was running Autolite plugs in the Spyder, had good luck with them 
in the Plymouth w/426 engine in that they were more resistant to 
fouling than other plugs, according to the Mopar gang and those guys 
were right, the Autolites would hang in there.  So, I methodically 
ran Autolite variants in the Spyder as well after redoing and 
tweaking the engine, never a blurp with the ignition even under hard 
boost.    Got witnesses... :) ...including the guy who bought it who 
commented on how it would hunker down and fly up Christiansburg 
Mountain's miles-long uphill grade on I-81.

Again, I think that a properly functioning points ignition *will* 
work well in most instances if it's done up right.

Not to take anything away from PEI systems but I tend to do with 
what's there until it no longer does, then I'll think about doing 
with something else.    So far, points have done.


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