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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-10-2000, 04:31 PM
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I was a away from the board for a while when you first brought the TFI mod up. When I got back it seemed like everyone was doing it.

I've read a few of your posts on the subject and it seems like you are saying that the GM HEI is crap........."old technology" etc etc....

Some people think the same thing about 1/2 elliptical leaf springs (wagon tech [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]), but they work fine for me.

I've done an HEI on a 258 and it works better than the stock ignition. I had someone inquire about it recently and now I'm not sure if I should recommend it or the TFI. I tend to lean towards what I "know" works.

I guess the question is: Is the GM HEI really crap, or do "you" just prefer the TFI? Also, what is the "average"l cost comparison of the two.

I'm sure this subject is getting a little old on the board so if you like you can e-mail me at [email protected].

Thanks a lot for your time!

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Re: TeamRush?

Sorry for posting here, but I also had a question about GM's HEI for TR...

I have the coil in cap style on a 454. What can I do to make it work better, more reliably, and are there any upgrades for it that would cause it to work better?

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[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] TR's absence, allow me to toss in my 2 cents worth[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img].... As far as the GM HEI, it's a reliable system, no doubt about it, and we WERE planning to graft one into our 304 V8. HOWEVER, I know that they do have some limitations, not least of which is thin rotors which can blow through and if you don't have one with you, too bad. TR did a good job of going over all this on the thread yesterday and this morning that was started by J100, and the title is "BAD NEWS". I suggest that you read through that one. Sandguy, we recently asked TR about our FS GM 350 and the HEI enhancement. There IS an upgrade that will take the coil off the cap and get away from some of the problems, and SUMMIT has a module which is better than the stock GM module. I have about 750K miles sitting behind GM HEI distributors, and have and SOME trouble, but not much for that kind of mileage. I never left home without a spare rotor, and neither should you.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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Thank you, Mr. Dave... [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img]

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Another big advantage of the TR upgrade is the cost. The TR upgrade costs between $40-$100 depending on what coil you get and from where you get it, and you don't have to get a new distributor.

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Re: TeamRush?

CJ Dave is correct, we just beat this subject TO DEATH on the 'Bad News' thread...

A bunch of people are using what is being called the 'TeamRush' upgrade (another bad news thread attached to that one too)
It basically brings you early 70's technology Jeep ignition into the late 80's or early 90's...
It's easy to do, can be done by virtually anyone, and depending on the grade of parts you use, is relatively inexpensive.

It replaces 'wear' parts that have to be changed during a tune up anyway with upgraded parts that are common, and can be had at any auto parts store for cheap.
The effect is to bring your Motorcraft/ DuraSpark ignition up to or surpass the supposed performance gains of the expensive GM HEI ignitions.

I am about to do a repost on the updated article in a few days.
I'm in the middle of something here, and when it's done, I'll have time to finish the upgraded I-6 article...

Later folks, Aaron.

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