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Old 02-13-2020, 11:16 PM
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MSD vs Thunderbolt and why?

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Thunderbolts = Reliability
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Stock power stay with thunderbolt. If you’re built and need tuning capability for carbs go with daytona sensors
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Thunderbolt+Daytona=Awesome!
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Thanks all, I have always thought this myself. Ran 750HP for 10 years with it had a shop trying to sell me differently!
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I had some warmed over 454's(640hp),one day I had an msd vs t-bolt(msd on 1 of the motors died,it was on a restart after leaving the dock,waiting for friends),ran the PR all day and both motors pulled the same.thats when I came up w/ the 2 weather pack connection system to switch out the msd to the t-bolt in seconds.
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Pretty much wraps it up. With proper coating and care MSD distributors will last but better have a spare ignition control box per engine. Like Tyler mentioned If you do go aftermarket go with the Marine Daytona sensors. https://shop.daytonasensors.net/. They come preset for marine environment or you map your curve to optimize your application especially with a SC build. Certain rpm's like X advance. The TB system is a great reliable ignition however you just can't tune. Some good threads on here regarding Daytona also.
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Originally Posted by getrdunn View Post
Pretty much wraps it up. With proper coating and care MSD distributors will last but better have a spare ignition control box per engine. Like Tyler mentioned If you do go aftermarket go with the Marine Daytona sensors. https://shop.daytonasensors.net/. They come preset for marine environment or you map your curve to optimize your application especially with a SC build. Certain rpm's like X advance. The TB system is a great reliable ignition however you just can't tune. Some good threads on here regarding Daytona also.
What would be the advantage. I think the only thing that would be beneficial is a spark knock system for non injection.
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MSD= May Soon Die....
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Are you running o2 and spark knock sensors?
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