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Hello again!

I just won a brand new DUI (Davis Unified Ignition) distributor with spare cap/rotor on ebay for $102.50 Now, it says the curve is 33 degrees advance @ 3000 rpm. To be 100% honest, I am not even sure if this will work for me but since I got it for less then 1/3 the price they cost from Summit and such I figured it was worth the risk. I am not sure what all you need to know so I will tell you everything I can...


460cu.in, compression is right around 10.5:1, in a gutted fox body

D1VE block/rotating assembly (stock, 60K miles)
Mellings H.V. oil pump (Canton fox body swap oil pan)
Lunati 61604 camshaft (Duration @ .050": 233 int./241 exh Lift: 0.564 int./0.582 exh.)
ported DOVE heads with 2.25/1.76 valves (shaved .040")
1.73 stainless steel roller rockers
hardened push rods w/ guide plates
Ford Racing intake (Performer RPM)
Holley 850 double pumper
Holley "blue" pump (1/2' aluminum fuel line from pump to reg. dual -10 from reg outputs to carb)
1-7/8" - 3" headers
3" dual exhaust (just glass packs for "mufflers")
MSD 6 HVC ignition box (MSD 6600)
9mm Ford Racing plug wires
C6 with shift kit and 2400-3000 stall converter
Explorer 8.8" rear end with 4.10 gears
27" tall tires
 

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If it were me, I'd sell that back on Ebay and just get a Ford Duraspark from a parts store or junk yard. They work really well.
 

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Suit yourself, but there's lots of guys on here running the factory Duraspark with great results.
 

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Suit yourself, but there's lots of guys on here running the factory Duraspark with great results.
True... and there are a lot of guys running MSD, Mallory, etc... with great results as well. I appreciate the amount of knowledge and experience on this site but getting the exact same "just get a Duraspark" answer anytime anyone asks a distributor question gets old. I got a $400~ setup for $102, a reman'd, recurved unit would have cost me closer to $200. I see absolutely no reason to sell this distributor in order to buy a "stock" unit.

I am not trying to be an @$$ about it or anything but it's like a broken record. A guy asks a question about his $400 MSD Po Billet and he is told "why bother, just get a Duraspark" you know what I mean? the question wasn't "should I run this or this", it was How will the 33* advance @ 3k RPM work for my setup...


Again, I appreciate the fact that Duraspark has been run into the 9's (may be even lower?) but that doesn't make it the "end all" ignition setup...
 

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Didn't mean it that way at all, and if that's the way it came across I apologize. Was just letting you know about one that does work. I personally don't care for HEI, so I would go with Duraspark or MSD. I run MSD on mine now but have a Duraspark as a back up. Wasn't trying to be combative, just trying to help. Good luck with your project.
 

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Didn't mean it that way at all, and if that's the way it came across I apologize. Was just letting you know about one that does work. I personally don't care for HEI, so I would go with Duraspark or MSD. I run MSD on mine now but have a Duraspark as a back up. Wasn't trying to be combative, just trying to help. Good luck with your project.
Yeah, I didn't take it as a "combative" post or anything like that. It just that I searched distributor posts on here and it always seems to turn into a "Duraspark" thing. I meant no disrespect to you or anyone else on this board or anything like that at all! I am just looking more for a straight forward "yes or no" and may be an explanation more than suggestions on other brands and such.

I appreciate your posts though! May be this will get the thread "jumpin" LOL...
 

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Hello again!

I just won a brand new DUI (Davis Unified Ignition) distributor with spare cap/rotor on ebay for $102.50 Now, it says the curve is 33 degrees advance @ 3000 rpm. To be 100% honest, I am not even sure if this will work for me but since I got it for less then 1/3 the price they cost from Summit and such I figured it was worth the risk. I am not sure what all you need to know so I will tell you everything I can...


460cu.in, compression is right around 10.5:1, in a gutted fox body

D1VE block/rotating assembly (stock, 60K miles)
Mellings H.V. oil pump (Canton fox body swap oil pan)
Lunati 61604 camshaft (Duration @ .050": 233 int./241 exh Lift: 0.564 int./0.582 exh.)
ported DOVE heads with 2.25/1.76 valves (shaved .040")
1.73 stainless steel roller rockers
hardened push rods w/ guide plates
Ford Racing intake (Performer RPM)
Holley 850 double pumper
Holley "blue" pump (1/2' aluminum fuel line from pump to reg. dual -10 from reg outputs to carb)
1-7/8" - 3" headers
3" dual exhaust (just glass packs for "mufflers")
MSD 6 HVC ignition box (MSD 6600)
9mm Ford Racing plug wires
C6 with shift kit and 2400-3000 stall converter
Explorer 8.8" rear end with 4.10 gears
27" tall tires
Is this the question? Will it work for me? Short answer, yes. But ya still need to curve it to match your combo.
 
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