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Old 07-14-2006, 04:49 PM
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MSD digital E-Curve Distributor

Just wondering if anyone here has used one-looks like a great set-up (no more messing with Springs and weights, changing vacuum cannisters, etc.). The only negative I can think of is what happens when the module goes out-carry a spare?

http://www.msdignition.com/dist_83_8394.htm

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Old 07-14-2006, 07:50 PM
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I dunno but that sure looks like a nice ticket to me...

I recently posted about changing carbs and problems with no ported vac (Holley HP950) so that might just be what I need and found it on fleabay for right at $290 shipped...

I like it...
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I use an Accel dual sync distributor, the adjusments are all done through my ECU. Under the distributor cap looks just as scary to me though, I'm an old school guy, always expecting points!


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Just wondering if anyone here has used one-looks like a great set-up (no more messing with Springs and weights, changing vacuum cannisters, etc.). The only negative I can think of is what happens when the module goes out-carry a spare?

http://www.msdignition.com/dist_83_8394.htm
MSD has always been known for quality products. I wouldn't worry.

Consider that there are a gazillion factory module equipped vehicles on the highways today and very very few failures even with some that have 1/4 million miles on them.
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Just wondering if anyone here has used one-looks like a great set-up (no more messing with Springs and weights, changing vacuum cannisters, etc.). The only negative I can think of is what happens when the module goes out-carry a spare?

http://www.msdignition.com/dist_83_8394.htm

I am in the middle of setting one up on a 72 Swinger. Very nice unit but you'll run into clearance issues on the wiper motor in A-Bodies. 2 speed motors just fit but the three speed requires some massaging with a die grinder. Works unbelievably well on a 85 Ramcharger.
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I used 2 last summer biggest POS that MSD put out so far.
the circuit boards short out over time due to the corrosion falling from the rotor and cap.
the other issue is that the overall height (4 inches taller than a unilite dist)
means you cant run your wires under the headers even if the wire MFG said you can.
read these post in the MSD forum about the problems I had
http://www.msdignition.com/forum/sho...ve+distributor


http://www.msdignition.com/forum/sho...ve+distributor
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Old 01-10-2009, 04:58 PM
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Just wondering if anyone here has used one-looks like a great set-up (no more messing with Springs and weights, changing vacuum cannisters, etc.). The only negative I can think of is what happens when the module goes out-carry a spare?

http://www.msdignition.com/dist_83_8394.htm
there isnt a module its a circuit board with 3 adjustment pots
my advice is stay far away from this distributor.
not worth the money or the hours of waiting for MSD to help you out.
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my advice is stay far away from this distributor.
not worth the money or the hours of waiting for MSD to help you out
I looked at your forum links

After months of problems and forums,
It appears that when you finally contacted MSD directly,
they took care of your problem as quickly as humanly possible.
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Sorry to hear about the trouble you had with it. I have one and I love it, no problems so far. Sounds like MSD stepped up to the plate and took care of the problem. Fits behind my tunnel ram fine. I spent alot of money on it, hope it holds up. I do wish the dials were a little easier to get to though. Sitting behind the T-ram makes them hard to get to, but that is not MSD's fault.
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I looked at your forum links

After months of problems and forums,
It appears that when you finally contacted MSD directly,
they took care of your problem as quickly as humanly possible.
that was the first distibutor
second one im still waiting for since early november.
Maybe they are going to figure out the problem and have a fix before they send me another one.
all i got is time now since its winter here.
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that was the first distibutor
second one im still waiting for since early november.
Maybe they are going to figure out the problem and have a fix before they send me another one.
all i got is time now since its winter here.

8 weeks, even over the holidays, is "pretty poor" customer service.
Thanks for the update.
If it were me I would be hounding them every 2 days until I got positive results.

I am a big MSD fan, but they would either get me one that works PRONTO, or give me a full refund so I could buy another brand.
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I can say that the only one i have been involved with was in a customers stock car race car and it did not survive very long. I took it apart and converted it to a regular distributor.
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I reinstalled my trusty old Unilite and no problems ( its over 20 years old lol)
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E-Curve

I love my E-Curve. Works great, only problem was understanding the instructions. Have 350 chevy in Land Cruiser FJ40 and love the power. Here's a look at the curve I used and setting, you have 100 to choose from, but that is another story.

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Just wondering if anyone here has used one-looks like a great set-up (no more messing with Springs and weights, changing vacuum cannisters, etc.). The only negative I can think of is what happens when the module goes out-carry a spare?

http://www.msdignition.com/dist_83_8394.htm
I have one with about 2k miles on it, "worked" great until the module crapped out 11:00 pm. Disappointing I have always used and sold MSD products. I guess you better have AAA or a pair on shoes in the trunk ! They tell me to send it back with my original receipt and they'll repair it. thats fine with a (10-15 day turn around) but what if i was far from home when this thing quit...... I guess I will have to keep my old HEI and a 9/16 wrench in the trunk.

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