Originally Posted by CSP
No sir, I have no problem with you per se. What I have a problem with is a few months ago you stated on the forum that you know little about gas engines. Now that you've read a few threads on various forums you seem to think you're an expert on AMC engines. Some of us have been running these things since before you were born. Just because our information isn't going along with everything you've read on a forum doesn't mean it isn't correct or that it doesn't have any value.
Not everything you read on the internet is true, and some of it may be true in one situation, but not applicable in another. Having the knowledge to know the difference is more valuable than just regurgitating something you read on the web.
As far as ignitions go, the Duraspark distributor has the correct advance curve for the AMC V8 (and is more easily adjustable than HEI), but the HEI ignition module wins hands down over the Duraspark module for longetivity. I'm a fan of the stealth HEI. MSD is good stuff, but bang for the buck really isn't there.
Not trying to start another poop storm, but I'm genuinely curious. Why is it harder to recurve HEI? Is it because of the larger spinning mass?
I'm not butthurt about calling me out for regurgitating.
But I have been a mechanic for 7 years professionally. Most of it has been heavy line diesel like Cummins 5.9 and 6.7's. I learned my skills as a vehicle mechanic in the Air Force.
I do have 5 or 6 gas engine rebuilds under my belt that never came back.
That being said, I don't know gasoline performance like I do diesel performance. Anyone can slap together a stock rebuild. But making performance parts work together is what I am still picking up on. Especially carbureted systems. I'm in my late 20's and am willing to admit I DON'T know it all.
But the Achilles heel of these engines is definitely the weak ignition system and the oiling system as well.
Sure an OEM rebuild would be fine if it was being used for grocery getting and not traveling into jungles and unkept mountain roads that might call for a few high rpm spins to get out of charter bus ruts.
Let's see you drive your 500ft/lbs torque monster to Brazil and back.
I would have sent that to your inbox CSP, but its full.
Sorry again OP.
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