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#1903243 - 08/31/15 02:26 PM Perfect solution, Firecore Ready to Run Distributor
sunroofgtx Offline
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Excellent read. http://www.dodgecharger.com/forum/index.php?topic=119680.0

Zoom-Zoom-----I have just one word for everyone thinking about ignition systems: FIRE-FREAKING-CORE! Is that one word or three? Who the heck cares?!

Ron Wilson had a plug N play Firecore distributor sent out to me in a matter of days, and this morning I was able to just drop it in and go. Well, ZOOM would be more like it. Honestly guys, I haven't been this surprised by a car since I first got behind the wheel of my LS-1 powered '99 Ram-Air Firebird. I'm not saying it runs as fast as that, but it has definitely improved over yesterday. In the 21 years I've owned the Charger this has to be the BEST it's ever run, and the Firecore distributor was the latest piece of hardware to make it all happen.

What's changed? Well how about everything? Start-up, idle, part-throttle, cruising, medium throttle, full freaking throttle, OMG back off of the throttle, all of it is improved in a way that the car operates more clean, more crisp, and definitely stronger. Christ I almost put the nose into someone's rear because I wasn't expecting the car to move out that quickly-definitely an improvement over my previous Mopar Performance distributor. Now for the questions:

My settings are:

initial timing @ 19* BTDC

total timing @ 39* @ 2500 RPM (actually, it was 39* or ALL IN by 2000 RPM)

vacuum advance off and plugged

engine idle @ 800 RPM

I was able to get the car to pull 17" of vacuum at idle. Is that good? Isn't that....kinda high, or is that even a problem? Just what sort of vacuum are we supposed to be pulling anyway? I don't know my engine specs so I'm clueless on that one. What should I be doing to try and maximize the settings? Should I try reconnecting the vacuumn advance just to see how it runs? When I was using the Mopar Performance distributor the car ran BETTER (not better than the Firecore setup obviously) with the vacuum advance hooked up. Should I just leave everything alone and call it a day?

Now I would be lying if I said the Charger and I are now living in a land of unicorns and rainbows. As great as the car has improved I still have that annoying off-idle bog/stumble that has plagued me for decades, but obviously the ignition isn't related to it and that will have to be another thread. Also, I moved one of my plug wires to the point that it partially melted onto one of the header tubes. I KNEW I should've listened to Ron about buying spare plug wires! Also, I forgot to order this thing with a black distributor cap. I just love black distributor caps. Roll Eyes Again, I want to thank all of you here for your support and encouragement. Most of all I want to thank Ron. He's a firefighter, moderator, philanthropist and probably a legendary porn-star, yet he still finds time to PM a lowly member like me, back-and-forth until I am satisfied and confident with my purchase and its operation. I don't know where the Charger and I would be without you guys. Thanks again and I look forward to your input!


Edited by sunroofgtx (08/31/15 02:27 PM)
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#1903627 - 08/31/15 11:14 PM Re: Perfect solution, Firecore Ready to Run Distributor [Re: sunroofgtx]
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We'll be firing up the motor in my 68 GTS on Wednesday. I too have a plug n play.

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#1903649 - 08/31/15 11:49 PM Re: Perfect solution, Firecore Ready to Run Distributor [Re: sunroofgtx]
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So, what were you running before?

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#1903822 - 09/01/15 09:05 AM Re: Perfect solution, Firecore Ready to Run Distributor [Re: Supercuda]
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#1903837 - 09/01/15 09:17 AM Re: Perfect solution, Firecore Ready to Run Distributor [Re: sunroofgtx]
feets Offline
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Is this a thread that belongs in the new products and deals area?

OP having obvious ties to the product being advertised...

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#1903859 - 09/01/15 09:45 AM Re: Perfect solution, Firecore Ready to Run Distributor [Re: sunroofgtx]
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Edit: Lots of supporting vendors post threads with ads or sales of their own product, simply trying to get a return on their investment. Most businessmen would call that "Advertising"

Live with it or start paying for the use of this site yourself.

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Edited by 70Cuda383 (09/02/15 07:32 AM)
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#1903884 - 09/01/15 10:09 AM Re: Perfect solution, Firecore Ready to Run Distributor [Re: booger]
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Edited by 70Cuda383 (09/02/15 07:33 AM)

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#1903895 - 09/01/15 10:21 AM Re: Perfect solution, Firecore Ready to Run Distributor [Re: sunroofgtx]
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My ready to run made a huge difference in my 400, then I bent a ton of valves . They should add a rev limiter to them...

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#1903898 - 09/01/15 10:25 AM Re: Perfect solution, Firecore Ready to Run Distributor [Re: rednuck]
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Originally Posted By rednuck
My ready to run made a huge difference in my 400, then I bent a ton of valves . They should add a rev limiter to them...


Did you have a properly performing and tuned ignition system before the FC stuff?

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#1904032 - 09/01/15 11:41 AM Re: Perfect solution, Firecore Ready to Run Distributor [Re: feets]
rednuck Offline
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Originally Posted By feets
Originally Posted By rednuck
My ready to run made a huge difference in my 400, then I bent a ton of valves . They should add a rev limiter to them...


Did you have a properly performing and tuned ignition system before the FC stuff?


I would't of put one on if I did. It ate orange boxes and coils like they were candy so I wanted something simple with very few wires(mud truck's and electrical stuff aren't always fun). I would put the ready to run back on anything in a heart beat, the valves were my own fault but it would be nice if it protected me from myself. Sadly I went to a 440 and the B one is on the shelf.

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#1904054 - 09/01/15 12:00 PM Re: Perfect solution, Firecore Ready to Run Distributor [Re: sunroofgtx]
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Edited by 70Cuda383 (09/02/15 07:31 AM)
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#1904178 - 09/01/15 02:08 PM Re: Perfect solution, Firecore Ready to Run Distributor [Re: booger]
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They continue to post in the most popular forum to gain visibility for their spam before it gets moved to the proper but lower visibility forum.


EDIT:

Actually, they are forced to post it into the general section, and a moderator has to move it into the "hot deals" section. They cannot post it directly there themselves.


Edited by 70Cuda383 (09/02/15 07:37 AM)

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#1904408 - 09/01/15 06:54 PM Re: Perfect solution, Firecore Ready to Run Distributor [Re: Supercuda]
dart4forte Offline
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Originally Posted By Supercuda
So, what were you running before?



New motor so the dizzy is fresh. I run a Firecore on my stroker 452 RR

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#1904627 - 09/01/15 10:57 PM Re: Perfect solution, Firecore Ready to Run Distributor [Re: dart4forte]
Supercuda Offline
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Originally Posted By dart4forte
Originally Posted By Supercuda
So, what were you running before?



New motor so the dizzy is fresh. I run a Firecore on my stroker 452 RR


Was asking the OP, but how can you compare or claim a new distributor made any difference if the motor is new?

You can't, too much changed to make a meaningful comparison.

When I bought my 64 300 I noticed, on the drive home, that whenever I floored the pedal a cloud ox exhaust showed up in the headlights behind me. When I did a tune up the next day I noticed the timing mark jumping all over hte place. I bought a brand new Mallory Unilite distributor to replaced the 24 year old all wore out dual point distributor it had from the factory. I make a difference, a huge difference.

I see the same thing in the OP's post.


Edited by Supercuda (09/01/15 11:07 PM)

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#1906090 - 09/03/15 10:58 PM Re: Perfect solution, Firecore Ready to Run Distributor [Re: sunroofgtx]
sunroofgtx Offline
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Wow, Feets. What happened? Just posted a link of a solution for the guys. He didn't even buy it from me...
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#2235653 - 01/16/17 07:37 PM Re: Perfect solution, Firecore Ready to Run Distributor [Re: sunroofgtx]
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