View Full Version : Just finished MSD installation!
01-31-2006, 08:17:23 PM
Wow! Installed my new MSD 6A last nite and I felt the difference on my commute this morning! Burning cleaner now too, so I'll have to re-calculate mpg! Had to re-tune the carb already. I'll have to experiment with the timing some too.
I've nearly collected all the parts I need to convert my dash from idiot lights to gauges and hope to start that project when my final gauges come in from members. Fuel and tach are still coming. Just wish I had a perfect dash bezel to put it all in,...tryed and I can't find a replacement. I'll keep a photographic record to post on the forum.
Any of you driving your cars daily, or doing projects on them? Todd.
02-01-2006, 07:16:30 PM
Yo! Y'all! Took it out last nite and found the car to come up to 130 faster and easier than before the MSD! Buried the 130 mph speedometer three times to test things out,...I don't think I'll mess with the timing TOO much, obviously!! I do think I'll re-experiment with my advance curve since the car seems to react quicker than with the HEI, but I feel more power applied to the wheels and it really does move faster! The millisecond delay prior to engine shutdown is a little weird (from key to off position to engine stop) but for this kind of performance? I like it!! I'll have to see if I can filter the small amount of noise that bleeds into my radio reception at a later date. Todd.
02-02-2006, 10:01:51 PM
Yo! Just thought I'd continue to keep myself company here! Sure hope SOMEBODY reads this someday! Just got my tach from Darknight,...superglued the needle nicely, and it seemed to test properly using jumpers. Looks good! Awaiting a fuel gauge and an excuse to take the car off the road while I convert the dash. Todd.
02-05-2006, 10:38:53 PM
02-07-2006, 12:05:00 AM
Yo! mile-hightoyz! I can't believe someone's active in the Colorado forum during the dead of "winter"!! Not very active, but you have a reflex kick in you!! Took my Camaro out Sat. nite and pulled off three great q-miles on empty asphalt! 5 sec to 60, 9 to 85, about 13 second quarter mile,...and with 2.79 rear gears! Twelve inches of footprint keeps me from turning over the rears very much and launches me straight and fast! I can't wait to put a stopwatch to this and finally get my final tune proper! With my brand new MSD 6A, I'm waiting to see what my new mpg will be too, since this is a daily driver to Ft Collins from Ault,...about 20 miles each way. Post some pics and tell us about your toy! Todd.
02-07-2006, 12:26:32 AM
how much does that set run .i have been thinking about installing it on my396
02-07-2006, 05:30:45 PM
Yo! hucks! If you're wondering about the MSD 6A, Summit Racing has it for $179.88, but you may be interested in the MSD 6AL, which has a rev limiter for $229.88 (either one will also get you a $10 off "Summit Bucks" for any future purchases). I have hydraulic lifters, and they act as rev limiters, as well as my careful right foot,...so I bought the cheaper model! I also have one in my '68 302 Mustang and I love the results with BOTH cars! Todd.
02-07-2006, 07:02:09 PM
Drove the car to work twice in the past two weeks. The weather has been great! It doesn't even seem like winter. Glad to hear you improvement efforts have paid off....Next on your list should be a VERY good radar detector!!! :bowtie:
02-08-2006, 02:01:45 AM
Yo! SHHHHhhhh! Long, flat, you can see stopped vehicles (cops) for miles,....my "Stealth Camaro" decelerates like it accelerates, and I've still got great far sight, even though my near sight is failing me fast! I pick my times and conditions VERY CAREFULLY, and bail at the slightest hint of problem!!
Mine goes from Ault to Ft. Collins and back every day, and has all winter long except for our week long NASTY cold spell awhile back. It's so much fun to drive it's addictive!! Great stereo TOO! And hell, washed mine in the driveway this afternoon! Glad to see your post, missed you guys and gals! Todd.
02-11-2006, 01:36:00 AM
Yo! Y'all are VERY quiet out there! Well, as one of the very few active members in the state of Colorado I feel it's my responsibility to keep our forum going! Let's see,...couldn't drive my car today,...can't imagine why!! Solid ice everywhere would've been a problem for 350 horses transfered to 12" rubber with 400 ftlbs of torque. But this is the first day in a long while! I've been commuting each day all winter long except for our horrible cold spell a couple of months back! Just got my fuel gauge today to complete the parts I need to convert my dash to gauges from idiot lights. I'll have a matching 130 mph speedometer, tachometer, and fuel gauge. In addition I'll have an Autogauge oil pressure, water temperature,and voltmeter gauge. They won't match the others exactly in appearance, but will look good, function as needed, and I'll have spent only $125 to convert! Hope to start the dash removal and conversion soon. Bumper end caps from Plater Tom are in place and look perfect! Hope to finish my roll of film with new pics this weekend, and get those posted on cardomain.com ASAP. Best of 'em I'll post on the forum. Working on a 2400 stall converter to replace my 2000,...it would be the perfect match for my car. If something big and black flys past you you'll know it's asphaltburner! Todd.
02-11-2006, 01:57:22 AM
I am here I dont get a chance to post much but I look when I get the chance, I live in Centennial CO. I will try to post more in this forum more often. That is cool I also have a 66 mustang.
02-11-2006, 04:12:53 PM
Yo! I try to check the forum each day, sometimes a couple of times if I have time, and I'd sure like to see more activity here in the Colorado section! I love talking shop and trading ideas, pics, and experiences. Sure would like to see some pics from you! Especially that '66!! And yes, this IS very cool!! Todd.
02-12-2006, 01:51:59 PM
I check this forum out,everyday to see if anything going on.
02-13-2006, 12:11:24 PM
Yo! Y'all! If everybody just posts a short about what you're up to with your car, or just anything, each time ya visit this forum, we'd all have alot to read about! I've finally got a lead on a dash bezel! It may be that I'm going to have to NOT drive my car long enough to convert the dash to the gauges I've collected for the project!! Todd.
02-13-2006, 12:29:58 PM
Yo! coloradocamaro! I'm gonna REALLY stick my neck out on the block for this one!! Hope I don't get it chopped off!! '66 Mustang circa 10/2001, as I finished it for the disaster of 9/11/2001:
It was on the two lane 40 mile round trips everyday for six months, and then I took the paint down, base coat/clear coat bugundy, restored the interior to Parchment, and sold it to a doc that I work with alot. He loves it! Todd.
02-13-2006, 11:08:23 PM
OK, new for today. I ordered some center caps for the camaro for V-day! They aren't here yet, but a belated thought is better than none I always say! Oh, and I got the wife some flowers too....:crazy:
02-14-2006, 01:22:34 PM
Hi, been on this site a while and kinda lost touch, had lived in the springs till i moved to Junction. Got a 72 in the middle of restoration and a 99 SS.
02-14-2006, 08:30:35 PM
Yo! Wow! Alot of activity! Cool!
I drove my car to work, and around Ft Collins, and home today! Got alot of looks!! Shock and Awe!! Always fun, and I really tryed to keep it under 90! Sounds like I'll have to park it for a week now, with the bad weather coming in. Todd.
02-15-2006, 10:38:08 AM
OK! Got the center caps for my wheels (mid 80's camaro wheels) last night. I ordered them through JC whitney. They were significantly cheaper that any other place including eBay...and for a reason. The ad stated that they did not guarantee what the center cap logo's would be. The picture showed many variations of camaro type logos and I wasnt picky for the price so I bought them.
The logos I have on my center caps are the Cadillac leaf emblem!:confused:
I didnt know cadillacs had black plastic center caps during the 80's! Oh well, noone will ever notice unless I tell them... probably! I'll get a picture later hopefully.
02-18-2006, 01:44:40 AM
Im parting my 80 z out.....boo hoo....too many projects...
02-18-2006, 12:50:42 PM
Yo! milehigh! How come ya gotta part out your z project? That's a real sad thing. Guess you would get alot more money for it that way,...especially with the market in our region. I might wimp-out on calling you today,...since it's -8 degrees F right now!! Thanks, I have you phone number for later on. What other car or truck projects have you got going on? Todd.
02-18-2006, 09:55:10 PM
Anyone have a garage with an attached house they want to sell me?? Maybe then I can get back to work on my 70. This site is awesome for getting ideas and answering questions, but almost intolerable when you don't have the workspace to make those ideas take shape. Soon hopefully!:)
02-18-2006, 11:19:50 PM
Yo! RckyMtn7d! Welcome! I'm afraid that even my attached garage was intolerable today! I understand perfectly as I recall the days of lying in the dirt, rain, and/or snow, repairing a car, before I built my garage! And I know the frustration of that determining if you can proceed on your project or not!! Best of luck, and could we see pictures when you CAN get things accomplished? Please keep us posted about your progress in the meantime! Todd.