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post #16 of 19 Old 06-13-2021, 08:06 AM
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I think the moral of this story is when you buy chit cheap, you get cheap chit.

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post #17 of 19 Old 06-13-2021, 08:36 AM
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I don’t want to pile on here, but I’m with Matt.
Do the team rush upgrade with large cap & rotor and do the Ford coil upgrade. I will suggest using the HEI module to run the setup though. It works really well. My caveat to this; I don’t know how different from stock that Sniper set up is. With the BBD in place the HEI module with the Ford E-core coil runs the carbureted engine very smoothly with a bright blue spark. YMMV of course but you’ve got the module already, gut the motorcraft module and use it as a heat sink. Find an e-core coil in the junkyard for 5$ with the bracket and I think you’ll be happy. Just use good modules and not those Chicom ones. I’d say find one in the junkyard while picking a coil.
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I think the moral of this story is when you buy chit cheap, you get cheap chit.

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LOL I can't argue with you there! There is just so much of it out there, some of it is unavoidable i.e. Crown/Omix (which is not always that CHEEP$). I try to thread the needle and find a deal where I can by researching etc., but clearly I failed this one. The CRT dizzy's had multiple happy customers posting on forums...but it could also just be the owner and his buddies making the posts! The deeper I dove, the less optimum the HEI seemed to be anyways. I am to the point of negligible return in performance from this upgrade anyways since I already have the sniper and team rush on a freshly rebuilt engine.

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I don’t want to pile on here, but I’m with Matt.
Do the team rush upgrade with large cap & rotor and do the Ford coil upgrade. I will suggest using the HEI module to run the setup though. It works really well. My caveat to this; I don’t know how different from stock that Sniper set up is. With the BBD in place the HEI module with the Ford E-core coil runs the carbureted engine very smoothly with a bright blue spark. YMMV of course but you’ve got the module already, gut the motorcraft module and use it as a heat sink. Find an e-core coil in the junkyard for 5$ with the bracket and I think you’ll be happy. Just use good modules and not those Chicom ones. I’d say find one in the junkyard while picking a coil.
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I already have the large cap and rotor and upgraded plug wires with the Blaster 2 coil. I have not had any complaints about the motorcraft setup as it has been reliable for me and fires right up, I was mostly just tinkering on this project. The ignition is wired back in factory configuration. If I had coil trouble I might switch to the e coil so I could cut out the resistor.I still have my BBD in a box. I had a Weber 38 and now settled on the sniper bc I was tired of changing jets and tinkering with them all the time to go up and down. Sniper has been great just need to lean it out.

I suppose I did improve my wiring as I found the charge wire from the alt to batt post was about to break, so I replaced the charge wire with a 10 gauge wire and crimped new ring terminals. Of course, as things go I also managed to pop the top off the purge valve on my charcoal can and the diaphragm got lost. Nothing 30 bucks can't fix!

Anyone see an issue with my wiring loom running along the heater hoses? The stock configuration was along the valve cover, I tried using some brackets. But frankly this seems the best way to keep wiring away from spark plug wires.
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post #19 of 19 Old 06-14-2021, 12:50 PM
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LOL I can't argue with you there! There is just so much of it out there, some of it is unavoidable i.e. Crown/Omix (which is not always that CHEEP$). I try to thread the needle and find a deal where I can by researching etc., but clearly I failed this one. The CRT dizzy's had multiple happy customers posting on forums...but it could also just be the owner and his buddies making the posts!
I run the CRT with no issues...and I don't even know the owner ...I did the same as you and bought it because of all the good reports on this and different forums ...sucks you couldn't get it to work though.

I always hate it when I go through all the right steps before ordering parts/upgrades and crap doesn't work or needs to be modified. It's always... research until I'm happy, take part our of box, prep fit, modify part to actually fit, cuss at it a lot, modify some more, lol...

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