"One...and two, yep they're both here!"Philip said:Way cool. Nice heads, but I don't understand the 1 & 2, L & R yes. Was it inventory markings or did you want to make sure you had them both
Looks like I may not have the motor by the weekend after all. The motor is still on the dyno due to a couple small problems. They pulled the pan to fix a small oil leak near the front of the pan, but the bigger problem is still my ignition. My brand new MSD E-curve dist. and Blaster SS coil just won't play nice yet with the motor. The builder called MSD and they couldn't figure it out, but we're now wondering if it may be a grounding issue. At around 4,800 and/or as high as 5,000rpm it sounds like a rev limiter kicking in, but the rev limiter is set at 7,000rpm. We're going to try a better ground today and see if that helps. If anyone else has a suggestion please let me know.68chevyll said:Alright man!
Yup, the ones I listed are oil filled.69NovaSS said:my understanding is that if that coil (the one you pictured) is epoxy filled and NOT oil filled you will have problems...you want oil filled coils NOT epoxy filled coils as the ones filled with epoxy can overheat easier which will cause other issues to happen..
possibly send a PM to ignitionman, he is a member here, and I'm sure he will be able to set ya straight...or look up some of his pasts posts on this subject...he is very clear that the epoxy filled coils are an item you would be best to stay clear of ....just a thoughtJTW said:Damn, that sucks. I can see how the epoxy filled vs. oil filled could be a factor over a longer period of time, but the red canister coil my engine builder has and my brand new Blaster SS coil both had the same result right at start up on the dyno. The coil couldn't have even been hot yet when this happened. I went with the Blaster SS because I called MSD when I bought the distributor and that's what they recommended.
That's where I got my part #s from that I posted.69NovaSS said:possibly send a PM to ignitionman, he is a member here, and I'm sure he will be able to set ya straight...or look up some of his pasts posts on this subject...he is very clear that the epoxy filled coils are an item you would be best to stay clear of ....just a thought
Will do. I've read nothing but good reviews on the E-Curve distributor so I'm optimistic we'll get it figured out.novamike said:JTW,
I was planning on using the same ignition system on my new motor as you did,so I've been following this thread to see what was the culpirt as far as the ignition/coil issues.
Keep us informed.