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    Hey gang.

    I'm mulling over buying a new distributor. My application is a '65 Barracuda with a somewhat built 360. It has an MSD 6AL ignition box and an MSD pro-billet dizzy. My only complaint is that it doesn't have a vacuum advance. I prefer a vacuum advance for driveability and mpg, especially since this car spends almost all of its time on the highway. I'm always chasing down little bits of efficiency.

    Which distributor might work well? I've ruled out the MSD ready-to-run unit simply because it's very expensive and I already have the ignition box, plus the R-to-R doesn't do hot multiple sparks. I'd like to have adjustable mechanical advance, adjustable vacuum advance diaphragm, and very good build quality.

    Just gathering opinions. Cheers.

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    I bought an MSD 15 degree advance/retard module, with the intention of running it with the pro billet to add 15 degrees of advance at cruise, like the vacuum advance does. My plans have changed so I probably won't be using it. It would be an option for you rather than buying a new distributor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qkcuda View Post
    I bought an MSD 15 degree advance/retard module, with the intention of running it with the pro billet to add 15 degrees of advance at cruise, like the vacuum advance does. My plans have changed so I probably won't be using it. It would be an option for you rather than buying a new distributor.
    Is that one those pills? I don't really understand how they work. I'll look it up.

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    I think it is like this one, only for some reason I thought mine bought a few years ago was 15 degrees. I can check at home. My plan was to set timing 15 degrees advanced and then run it in full retard most of the time and then dial back back to zero retard on the highway
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    minor update

    I just wanted to finish this thread by saying that I ordered a Pertronix distributor. It meets all the criteria: well made, adjustable curve, vacuum advance, multi-spark, and I can move the MSD box to another car. Not the cheapest, not the most expensive, solves my problem.

    cheerio

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