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Old 08-10-2011, 09:08 PM
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Will the recurve job do anything for a stock engine or this more for modded engine?
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"Your results may vary". Recurving is even more important in modified engines, but I'd guess this is for a stocker. Nearly any smog motor of the '70s and '80s will see performance benefits from a similar proceedure.
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Thanks SS! Hey, I don't mean to hi-jack this thread but I've got a duraspark question I'm hoping someone can answer.

I installed a duraspark 2 but I kept my tfi coil. Its been running great. Then I checked out the gofastforless.com site and he says the tfi coil won't work with the duraspark 2. Am I running the risk of burning up the module or?
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I believe the problem is that the timing is computer controlled on a TFI dizzy.
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As far as I know, the coil used with the TFI setup is just a coil. If you have the DSII distributor and ignition module, everything should be okay.
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I wasn't thinking, I though he said he kept the old distributor.

The coil should be just fine to use.
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Old 08-24-2011, 10:11 AM
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Thanks SS! Hey, I don't mean to hi-jack this thread but I've got a duraspark question I'm hoping someone can answer.

I installed a duraspark 2 but I kept my tfi coil. Its been running great. Then I checked out the gofastforless.com site and he says the tfi coil won't work with the duraspark 2. Am I running the risk of burning up the module or?
The TFI coil will work with DSII, but not for very long. Better to replace it with a round Ford coil.
And ignore the gofastforless site. It's a fix for a problem that doesn't exist.
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Going from points to a dspark, the go fast for less would be a simplistic wiring option.
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While I admit wiring is my strong point(if I have one), I've never understood why people think it's so hard to wire a DSII. Plugs are available at NAPA if needed. After about 76 it's plug and play. Two simple wires back to ignition switch and it's done.
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Wiring is mine too. I didnt want just a dspark though. I went with an aftermarket box/ module to maximize its potential.
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I believe the problem is that the timing is computer controlled on a TFI dizzy.
That's why I switched to duraspark 2. I had the tfi4 system and it looked fairly new but the more I read about it (I'm new to this stuff) I learned the timing was controlled by the computer. I could see that all the sensors and emissions stuff had been removed. I figured the computer was no longer getting the correct info it needed to adjust timing with. So I removed the computer and the tfi distributor and added the duraspark 2. It was an easy swap even for a beginner. I had the ds2 coil from the donor vehicle but I tried just plugging in to my old tfi coil and it worked so I kept it. I'm trying to squeeze all the mpg's out of this van that I can and that's what got me interested in the recurve mod. Last weekend I put in a can coil and I must say, I believe I notice a difference. I think the tfi coil ran better for me but I don't want to be frying ignition modules.

I'm learning a LOT on this site. Thanks guys for all the great info!
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Duraspark_distributor_recurve_instructions_index

Read through that on recurving.
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Does anyone know if all Reluctor arms are welded equally? I swapped mine out like a month ago for another one that I limited the advance on (so I wouldn't have it sitting undrivable), but I never rechecked the timing. I just made sure I limited and used the same side so it wouldn't be 180 degrees off.

You know, you like look under it and you can see that the pieces are welded together; so I just wondered if they may possible that out of all the reluctors they made that different ones could be a couple of degrees off?
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I've never used them before, but I'm going to send my dizzy to Advanced Distributors for a rebuild/recurve. They sound like they know what they're doing.
I've known Jeff at advanced dist for several years..and he is considered in many circles as the #1 Dizzy guru. I would recomend his work to anyone...

I would send my own dist work to hin, but I have my own Sun Dist mach. and do my own as needed.
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