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After trying the S/E race ignition I am very disapointed. It seens
the stock module makes my set-up (1550/flat tops/.030 gasket/crans
316 cams/home ported heads) run better. Now I am left woudering if I
should get an adjustable ignition to squeze the last 3-5 hp out of my
set up. or go with higher C/R pistions & back to the race ingition. I
will be going into the rocker boxes & cam chest to change out the cam
chain tensioners. Any sugestion?
 

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I have the Crane single fire ignition. I've had it about 3 years no problems works well. Ignition usually doesn't really add performance just takes it away if it's poor quality. Biggest jump is when you go from points type to electronic. There is a big difference there.
 

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If you really have the "race" ignition, ie with 10 deg retard, you have too much ignition, that combo would run better with the performance 5 deg retard one, in particular with the lower squish height.
Some of the new fully programmable ignitions have gotten good revievs. This stuff is like everything else, you want to run the least you can get away with, not unlike overcarbing the bike.

The SE programmable ignition is probably not as flexible as the fully programmable aftermarket ones, but by the same token they make it less likely to make a mistake. The fully adjustable ones are better left to professional tuners that among other things have the proper equipment.
 
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