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Old 01-30-2005, 05:34 PM
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HEI or full MSD on 383 Stroker?

hey guys just a quick question I'm taking out my 305 and dropping in a 383 stroker I'm building up myself. Would it be real hard to hook the HEI back up to the 383? or would I just be better off using full MSD? I've heard HEI is basically the best but I'm not sure if it's going to be alot of trouble to put on the 383.

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Old 01-30-2005, 09:46 PM
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MSD and its look alikes are generally the best out there. THey work up to the hiestest RPMs and best overall design.

If you don't have any of the parts yet get MSD it is a simple hook up and the box looks good in the car. I had point ing. and man o man what a great upgrade. It starts even in the coldest weather and it just in general turns over better. When it's warm one crank is all it takes to fire it up.
It also idles better I believe and surre never stumbles. Easy to set up is a good part just run a few wires and your good to go.

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The hook up is the same on either motor. I prefer the HEI. It works great and no matter where your at if it goes bad walk into any autoparts store and you got replacement parts. Thats why I took the Mallory Comp 9000 out of the Chevelle I bought. If I broke a cap they would be able to order me one and I could have it in 3 days. I bought a Summit HEI and it works great.
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MSD vs HEI

The HEI is simpler to install than points. Points require a power lead and a ground line. HEI just requires a power lead. You can use the same wire that was going to your points.

You can buy a Mallory HEI for half the price as an MSD.
Then again you get what you pay for.

Buy the MSD HEI and later, when you are ready, you can buy an MSD multi spark box to go with it.
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Old 02-07-2005, 06:19 PM
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whoa whoa you guys are kinda missing my main question just messing around. but I have a sweet HEI currently on my 305 camaro with high performance MSD HEI upgrade kit. Will it be hard to use that ignition on the 383?
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Nope. Set up is the same on both engines of course you will have to time it and possible set a few other things but the dis. and system that goes with it will work either way. All I was saying is that MSD in my eyes will beat HEI. For any normal use heck even for me HEI would have been fine but I got a good deal on E bay.

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