Eric, can you confirm that should the MSD fail you can simply switch back to the
ignitor and proceed on your way? I'm considering just such a setup and the
redundancy is a very attractive feature. John
Erik Quackenbush wrote:
> On my TR-6 I have an MSD 6 triggered by a Pertronix Ignitor. The Ignitor is
> a magnetic pickup that
> replaces the points which I purchased at a great price from fellow lister
> Roger Bolick (I think Moss also carries them at
> retail cost)- he may still have some.
> The setup works quite well. I also added a set of Magnecor 8.5mm ignition
> If you have a PI car make sure you DON'T get spark plug wires for a carb
> car. l learned the hard way that they
> are too short.
> The Crane setup would be cheaper than using both the ignitor and the MSD,
> and is probably almost
> as good. I inherited the MSD from the previous owner and added the Ignitor
> specifically to eliminate the points.
> If I were buying from scratch I'd probably either just get the ignitor
> (which puts out a 'normal' spark) or go for
> the Crane unit.
> At 12:51 PM 7/13/99 -0400, you wrote:
> >I am looking for an aftermarket ignition system for my other project
> >I currently use a Crane XR-700 (formerly Allison) ignition on my LBC. Is
> >an noticeable performance improvement in using an MSD 5 or 6 ignition? If
> >is an improvement then I could put the MSD on the Triumph and use the Crane
> >ignition on the other vehicle. How would I trigger the MSD? I got rid of
> >points with the Crane and the MSD catalog mentions one of the options on
> >triggering the MSD is thru the use of points. My other option would be to
> >use a
> >Crane system on both vehicles and then I would always have a spare box and
> >sensor available. How often have any of you had failures with the
> Erik Quackenbush, V.P. Operations, Midwest Filter Corporation
> 1-847-680-0566 fax: 1-847-680-0832 http://www.midwestfilter.com