Re: [DML] Re: Stock Ignition vs HEI Ignition
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Re: [DML] Re: Stock Ignition vs HEI Ignition

People seem to bash HEI on Deloreans for some reason.  Here is a
little information I found out regarding my Mustang and HEI.

The stock plug gap for a 1965 Mustang is between .032 and .036 (very
similar to a Delorean).  When I bought my Mustang the previous owner
told me it was idling poor.  Upon checking the spark plugs I found
they were gapped around .05 yet no one bothered to increase the
ignition going to them.  I put in some new plugs that were properly
gapped to .032 and the car seems to idle fine.

Upon further investigation I found that one very common mod in the
vintage Mustang community is to upgrade to HEI.  Basically you put in
a Duraspark II distributor and ignition module and then bump up your
plug gap to .05.  My question is, if this is so commonly accepted for
a vintage Mustang, why is it so bad for a Delorean?

-Steve Rice

On Mon, Jul 9, 2012 at 2:48 PM, content22207 <brobertson@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> For the past 8 years I have had very good success with HEI ignition: .05" plug gaps and a higher winding coil (*HIGHER INPUT VOLTAGE*) capable of jumping them.


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