<VV> "Points" to ponder - HEI
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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