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Old 03-26-2005, 06:15 PM   #1
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Default L98 MSD Distributor Part #?

Just need to know the correct part number for a 91 L98 MSD Distributor part# I am going to upgrade, but can find a straigth answer.
   
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Old 03-26-2005, 06:29 PM   #2
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This is what used on my 91' the #8366 small Fbody MSD probillet distributor, MSD external coil #8226 and Accel's F body conversion adapter kit #74170. Works great.
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Old 03-26-2005, 06:36 PM   #3
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How much did all that cost?
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Old 03-26-2005, 06:57 PM   #4
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im using basically the same set up. about $380-400. But ill sell the stock one soon with the DUI set up and recover some of that.
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Old 03-26-2005, 07:19 PM   #5
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Did you notice improvement? I just bought the TPIS Big mouth base, AS&M Large tube runners, and a ported upper plenum. I also have a cam Long tube headers and exhaust. My stock distributor is crumbling on the inside.
This F-Body conversion kit is nice and clean? Just pretty much plug and play?
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Old 03-26-2005, 07:23 PM   #6
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Same here, I have the MSD-8366 with the MSD-6AL and the MSD Blaster Coil.

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The distributor is $289 from summit, coil is $40, and the wiring kit is like $60

So around $390 for everything
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Is one of those part numbers a typo?

Which one; 8366 or 8336? Both?

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Man that sounds like the ticket! thanks guys
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its the 8366 number

http://www.msdignition.com/dist_2.htm
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The distributor is $289 from summit, coil is $40, and the wiring kit is like $60

So around $390 for everything
What's the wiring kit for? To interface with the 7 pin module?

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Old 03-26-2005, 08:40 PM   #12
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Just need to know the correct part number for a 91 L98 MSD Distributor part# I am going to upgrade, but can find a straigth answer.
Something you might want to think about if this change in not 100% necessary cause of lack of real estate is when you go with a smaller diameter cap, there is less room between posts. If moisture should collect in the cap, you could experience high speed misses or worse pre-ignition.

I would recommend that you stick with a larger diameter distributer if you have to get an aftermarket one. I was looking into getting one of them a while back with the SR, which is somewhat a tight fit, and decided to stay away from it cause of this reason.

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Something you might want to think about if this change in not 100% necessary cause of lack of real estate is when you go with a smaller diameter cap, there is less room between posts. If moisture should collect in the cap, you could experience high speed misses or worse pre-ignition.

I would recommend that you stick with a larger diameter distributer if you have to get an aftermarket one. I was looking into getting one of them a while back with the SR, which is somewhat a tight fit, and decided to stay away from it cause of this reason.


Get the MSD. You will be happy. The above is true and you will find a lot of racecars use a larger cap conversion to prevent the above. With that said most of us here have real streetcars and don't rev to 10,000 rpm so the condition will never happen.

I have been running one for a long time now and would not consider a stock distributor. When you hold one you will see the difference.

For more information you could try http://www.thirdgen.org the guys there for the most part have a strong knowledge base. They may be able to shed some light.

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I have heard these general statements:

1. Gonna rev past 6500?
Yes: Aftermarket
No: Stock

2. Larger cap is technically better as due to the post issue.

These are what I have gathered so far in my viewing of posts (before the cat fight years of CorvetteForum.com)


So with that knowledge, I will probably go to a stock or similar to stock style and save the extra cash for other mods, as with a SR I don't plan on winding it up too high, and I don't need the "better" aftermarket offerings.

Now I notice you are a 91, so depending on route. I would go stock-ish (possibly upgrade coil and such) if you are using any intakes other than a single plane, mini-ram, lt1 conversion, or stealth ram. If you are still using the TPI, you have a LONG way to go before ignition becomes your limiting power/rpm issue.
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I've actually got a small cap HEI MSD probillet for sale that has about one hour or two of runtime..... I went to a magnetic trigger set up... it's a long story. I also have a new coil and the wiring you'll need to go from the large cap dist. to the small cap. PM me if your are interested.
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It not a big deal,... go to the small cap and IF you have spark scatter, just buy the Cap Adapt part that will spread the gaps on the connectors .

I was told that IF you are going to go small cap, get an aftermarket MSD, Mallory etc not a stock unit, which I did,

but I wont be pulling high RPM and I can tell you that the extra space gained is well worth it to me.

The MSD Billet piece is very nice with oiling holes for the cam gear
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Old 03-27-2005, 07:09 AM   #17
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On another note, I know of a lot of fast Camaros, Z28's etc that use their factory small cap and these guys are running equivelant and some faster ET's, wheelies etc, with no issues.
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PS: it'a a distributOr
Few things are more embarassing than making an error correcting one's spelling!!

Yu shood you's da speel chicken masheen.

Or better yet....
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Few things are more embarassing than making an error correcting one's spelling!!

Yu shood you's da speel chicken masheen.

Or better yet....
Rain,

Its not even worth correcting their attempts to again stir up more trouble.
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See my concern is not upgrading as much as getting something with new guts in it. By guts I mean cabeling and the plastic cover, mine is all tore up.
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