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Unread 01-12-2013, 04:59 PM   #61
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Wow, there are so many of them wind surfing!
It's an ocean race about 15km they have every year. Not a bad day out

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Unread 01-28-2013, 05:18 PM   #62
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Got some beach jeepin time this weekend. Good times getting these things together with a bunch of like-minded souls.

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This is what happened when my dizzy pickup coil decided to make its presence felt.
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Unread 01-28-2013, 05:50 PM   #63
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That last pic is just perfect! Regarding the great looking Renegade straddling the dune, our heeps sure pic interesting spots to konk out, don't they?
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Unread 01-31-2013, 02:42 AM   #64
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Yeah pman I love the CJ life up here. I'm hosting my sister for a couple of days from Sydney. They are blown away by what we can do here like driving 10k along the beach to the pub for lunch and getting a parking spot right near the front door....

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Unread 03-16-2013, 02:41 AM   #65
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Kinda windy here today but any day at the beach with two CJ8s is a good day right?!

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DUI comparison results will be posted tomorrow. Did my runs this morning with original diz and will do the DUI version tomorrow. Too many beers now.
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Unread 03-17-2013, 05:21 AM   #66
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Nice! Looking forward to hearing the dizzy results, Gazzo!
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Unread 03-17-2013, 05:44 AM   #67
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Nice! Looking forward to hearing the dizzy results, Gazzo!
Going to post my results this evening on my confuser instead of this I phone pman
Thanks for checking in.
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Unread 03-17-2013, 07:24 AM   #68
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So today I got busy to see if this DUI distributor is all its made out to be. I bought it for my CJ7 but as I've said elsewhere the improvement wasn't as big as I'd hoped for. That 7 goes pretty well already.
So I thought I'd try it on the Overlander which is all stock except for extractors or headers as you guys call them.
Firstly I had to clear a bit of yesterday's sand away
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Lock in where the rotor is pointing and pull the stock diz
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I broke the dipstick tube on the seven when I tried to bend it to clear the massive DUI. Man that's gunna be a pain to fix. As you can see here the bracket is in the way so this time I just took out the screw that holds it and the coil and persuaded it to be a little bit somewhere else. I reckon I'll go to a modified short version dipstick rather than the yellow long "here I am" dipstick that is so in your face when you open the hood.
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So anyway DUI is in, McHappy leads are on, not numbered correctly but at least they sorta fit reasonably well but look so wrong.
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Thought I'd do the righty and check the plugs
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Could be running pretty lean but otherwise not bad. Gapped them to around 50 thou.
Started her up but had to move all the leads around one peg to it to run. Idle sounds nice, completely different. Getting excited about a drive.
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Unread 03-17-2013, 07:29 AM   #69
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Gary,

Your plugs look about perfect to me.

Looking forward to the results of your tests.

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Unread 03-17-2013, 07:46 AM   #70
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Off to the test strip about 5 ks away up the road. Relatively flat with no traffic.
Yesterday I did seven runs with my mate and my dog riding shotgun. I used an app I got which is supposed to be 0 to 60 but it kept dinging at just before 70 ks. Anyway after seven runs it seemed consistent
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I would be flat in third when it went off at 69 kmh. Poor old girl would be around 2800rpm and just didn't want to go higher.

So with very high expectations today I got these results. The top four numbers only
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As you can see nothing to report , actually quite disappointing to be honest. The first one (12.something) was not bad but it was all downhill from there. I decided to pull the pin and save what clutch I had left. I have left it in the 8 so I can do some dune work an a couple of weeks and see how that goes.

On the flip side I will put the original motor craft diz back into the 7 and see if its a step backwards. I'll report here on that next weekend if anyone's interested

For the record I started with 8 degrees initial with the vac advance disconnected and plugged.i was getting some pinging under load on my quick beach run so I backed it off to prolly 6 initial for the road tests. I will need to find some tape Matt so I can plot the curve for you guys.

Sorry I couldn't be more positive
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Unread 03-17-2013, 07:57 AM   #71
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Gary,

Thank you for your honest and unbiased report.

I've suspected for a while that there really wasn't much difference in performance between a well-running Motoracraft and a DUI/HEI. Just like carbs, most guys go from a dirty worn-out dizzy to a new one. When they realize an improvement, they naturally think the new is the greatest thing since beer. But, as you've demonstrated in a apples to apples comparison, it's 6 one a half dozen the other.

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Gary,

Your plugs look about perfect to me.

Looking forward to the results of your tests.

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Another set of these are what your plugs should look like.
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Unread 03-17-2013, 09:24 AM   #73
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That's unfortunate. I had a much different experience and my original DS was well-sorted out before the swap.


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Something just struck me as quite odd.

Everyone on here is always trying to get better reliability, better cold starts, smoother operation, more power (often), drop-in installation and when you get all of those things, we try and discredit a top quality unit over a 0-60 drag race time slip. I don't know, just struck me as a little funny.


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Edit: Gary, I'd recommend setting those plug gaps back down to .038-.040 when you get a chance. At .050, you're just increasing the odds of blowing through the rotor and you'll likely even see a little better driving.

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Unread 03-17-2013, 01:48 PM   #75
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Something just struck me as quite odd.

Everyone on here is always trying to get better reliability, better cold starts, smoother operation, more power (often), drop-in installation and when you get all of those things, we try and discredit a top quality unit over a 0-60 drag race time slip. I don't know, just struck me as a little funny.


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Good point, Shawn. Perhaps we are using the wrong criteria to evaluate.

I don't think anyone is trying to discredit the DUI, at least I know I'm not. I'm just interested in the performance versus costs comparisons.

In my experience the Motorcraft has been reliable, always started cold or hot, and my engine has always run smooth, so I'm still searching for a compelling reason to spend the money, other than it's a pretty piece.

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