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Tech- - Engine / Vacuum vs. digital advance
« on: April 28, 2008, 07:25:22 AM »
Hi guys.  I'm new here and I'm hoping someone can help me out.  I'm the proud owner of a '79 New Yorker w/ a 360 4v.  I'm in the middle of deciding what to do with my 1) Tired, old, leaky Thermoquad and 2) Screwy Lean-Burn ignition system and I'm looking for some help.

Regarding the ignition system, there seems to be two ways to go about this: I can get either A) Mopar electric ignition w/ vacuum advance, or B) Aftermarket system with digital advance (MSD?).

So here's the question:

"If they both do the same job, which system should I get?"

I'm leaning toward an MSD-equivalent system because they seem to have fewer moving parts and (in my book) fewer parts = less things to break.  How's my logic here?  (In case you haven't guessed, I don't really know much about this stuff.)
Or, another way of putting it would be: Is there any reason I shouldn't get a system which has pre-set digital advance curves?  I don't care so much about "stock" as I do reliability and efficiency.

I've asked this question over at the Allpar forums but no one's answering it.  Maybe I'm not clear, I dunno.   

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