Performance Boats Forum banner

1 - 20 of 22 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
797 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I am trying to find out what is good budget dizzy for BBF. I do not want to pay 300.00 - 400.00 for one from MSD.
This is going on the family boat and it is a stock 460. I do not want to run a box or points.
What are your suggestions?
 

·
mo balls than $cents$
Joined
·
11,734 Posts
1984 bbf 1 ton truck dizzy, they have a great mechanical advance and mag pickup in them, 60bucks reman from any parts store. i never buy msd dizzy's for bbf, always use that dizzy on stuff i build or help with. it'll have 3 wires coming outta it, the orange and purple hook right to a msd box:)bulb
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
797 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
1984 bbf 1 ton truck dizzy, they have a great mechanical advance and mag pickup in them, 60bucks reman from any parts store. i never buy msd dizzy's for bbf, always use that dizzy on stuff i build or help with. it'll have 3 wires coming outta it, the orange and purple hook right to a msd box:)bulb
Can they be ran without a box? "ready to run"
 

·
mo balls than $cents$
Joined
·
11,734 Posts
Can they be ran without a box? "ready to run"
used 6a msd box can be found pretty easily for under a 100, i see them all the time. msd box failures imo are installer errors, some people just don't know how to properly connect wires in a marine enviroment. i've never had 1 of my boxes lay down on me, ever:)bulb i've owned at least 10 of em of the yrs in dirt track cars,boats,autos etc. for under 180bucks you could have multispark, jus a suggestion;) normal ignition has hell firing fuel with water in it, which happens a lot on the lake, or get flooded 1 good time and she won't bust off:)st
 

·
lol, right.....
Joined
·
1,168 Posts
1984 bbf 1 ton truck dizzy, they have a great mechanical advance and mag pickup in them, 60bucks reman from any parts store. i never buy msd dizzy's for bbf, always use that dizzy on stuff i build or help with. it'll have 3 wires coming outta it, the orange and purple hook right to a msd box:)bulb
You do anything to them, or run them right out of the box? I have one of those & may use it myself. The old Prestolite in there now has seen better days. :p Whats your thoughts on the Mallory Unilite dist.?
 

·
www.highflowdynamics.com
Joined
·
1,161 Posts
I am trying to find out what is good budget dizzy for BBF. I do not want to pay 300.00 - 400.00 for one from MSD.
What are your suggestions?
The Ford Motor Company electronic distributor, known as the DuraSpark electronic ignition system. The magnetic pickup coil and reluctor in the FoMoCo dizzys are the EXACT same ones used by MSD in their distributors, which is why MSD shows in their instructions how to hook up their MSD box to a Ford DuraSpark dizzy or MSD dizzy to a Ford box.
  • Remanufactured DuraSpark from your parts store: $60
  • Recurve Kit: $12
  • DuraSpark box from the local yard: $20
The OEM distributors don't have shiit for advance curve, so the recurve kit is mandatory.

We have known these setups to provide stable spark well past 7000 rpm and to support 2000 hp blown alcohol engines. If you want a freshly remanufacured/recurved DuraSpark dizzy that is pre-tested and ready to drop into your engine, just PM me and let me know.

LO
 

·
mo balls than $cents$
Joined
·
11,734 Posts
The Ford Motor Company electronic distributor, known as the DuraSpark electronic ignition system. The magnetic pickup coil and reluctor in the FoMoCo dizzys are the EXACT same ones used by MSD in their distributors, which is why MSD shows in their instructions how to hook up their MSD box to a Ford DuraSpark dizzy or MSD dizzy to a Ford box.
  • Remanufactured DuraSpark from your parts store: $60
  • Recurve Kit: $12
  • DuraSpark box from the local yard: $20
The OEM distributors don't have shiit for advance curve, so the recurve kit is mandatory.

We have known these setups to provide stable spark well past 7000 rpm and to support 2000 hp blown alcohol engines. If you want a freshly remanufacured/recurved DuraSpark dizzy that is pre-tested and ready to drop into your engine, just PM me and let me know.

LO
:)devil paul knows what's up! very nice dizzy, even though its ugly as hell;)
 

·
mo balls than $cents$
Joined
·
11,734 Posts
You do anything to them, or run them right out of the box? I have one of those & may use it myself. The old Prestolite in there now has seen better days. :p Whats your thoughts on the Mallory Unilite dist.?
i've ran them outta the box and took them apart to tack them locked, just depending on what i was helping with or building.the recurve makes em work alot better, but you can also just put in lighter springs so it gets to max timing faster, at least that's what i've done a couple times. i can remember a couple of times just dropping in from outta the box, ask jetboat steve, that's what i did to his;)
 

·
lol, right.....
Joined
·
1,168 Posts
i've ran them outta the box and took them apart to tack them locked, just depending on what i was helping with or building.the recurve makes em work alot better, but you can also just put in lighter springs so it gets to max timing faster, at least that's what i've done a couple times. i can remember a couple of times just dropping in from outta the box, ask jetboat steve, that's what i did to his;)
I looked at those with the recurve job on LO's website once before. I bought a Mallory Unilite from someone here on the boards awhile back, but haven't ever used it. Its gonna be a bit before I do anything, either way about it. :)sphss
 

·
mo balls than $cents$
Joined
·
11,734 Posts
I looked at those with the recurve job on LO's website once before. I bought a Mallory Unilite from someone here on the boards awhile back, but haven't ever used it. Its gonna be a bit before I do anything, either way about it. :)sphss
mallory makes great fuel components, everything else, not so much:p i'd trust the factory dizzy over a mallory anyday.
 

·
mo balls than $cents$
Joined
·
11,734 Posts
E Bay BBF hei, Skip White $43.00 run good, guaranteed.
gauranteed to leave yo ass a paddle'n!:D procomp junk, skip white is 1 of the biggest pushers of that crap nowadays
 

·
AKA Blownjet 468
Joined
·
1,205 Posts
gauranteed to leave yo ass a paddle'n!:D procomp junk, skip white is 1 of the biggest pushers of that crap nowadays
X2 ON THAT!!!!!! just went thru the PROJUNK deal, 50.00 for a new
distributor should throw up the warning signal immediatley! if it sounds like too good a deal, it should surely be passed! BUY AMERICAN!!!!!!:)bulb
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8 Posts
I looked at those with the recurve job on LO's website once before. I bought a Mallory Unilite from someone here on the boards awhile back, but haven't ever used it. Its gonna be a bit before I do anything, either way about it. :)sphss
The unilite's advance mechanism does not last very long. Mine failed in my daily drivers Windsor, and in my buddy's FE. They worked great until the mechanical advance started self destructing.

Re-curved Duraspark with either a stock box or MSD AL6 is the way to go. You also have the option of running the large cap or small if you need more clearance.

Paul (lakes only) know's his stuff, and is very honest, so don't be afraid to buy a dizzy already re-curved from him.

.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
178 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
797 Posts
Discussion Starter #19
Paul (lakes only) know's his stuff, and is very honest, so don't be afraid to buy a dizzy already re-curved from him.

.
X100 on the Paul deal. I have talked to him several times and he has always pointed me in the right direction.
I just got a set of ported iron heads for my pile from him, and they where a banging price and top notch worked. Awesome port work, great valve job just AWESOME all the way around.
Had a buddie that had the mentioned set up laying around that i picked up for nothing so i am going to go this route. Just waitingon Jeggs to deliver the intake and hopefully she will be ready for the water.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
672 Posts
Skip White sells Highline and it does work. I have MSD, Crane, Crane boxes, Msd boxes, thougt I would give it a try. Still works, no paddleing. Now if you check MSD most parts come from Mexico and China, go figure.
 
1 - 20 of 22 Posts
Top