Programmable Distributor
57chizler
Posted 2020-04-24 1:44 PM (#597292)
Subject: Programmable Distributor



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We live in amazing times.

Now there's a distributor that the advance curve can be programmed on the fly with your smart phone.

https://progressionignition.com/

Edited by 57chizler 2020-04-24 1:45 PM
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Powerflite
Posted 2020-04-24 4:34 PM (#597298 - in reply to #597292)
Subject: Re: Programmable Distributor



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Even has an anti-theft kill switch. That's pretty cool. Price isn't cheap though at $530. I think that most people wouldn't know the first thing about what makes a good timing map, and to really do it well, it would need to be adjusted on the fly due to other inputs like vacuum, throttle position, temperature, or boost values.
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51coronet
Posted 2020-04-24 6:40 PM (#597302 - in reply to #597292)
Subject: Re: Programmable Distributor


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Yeah I think a computer program doing that on the fly is more ideal and getting more than 1 input such as revs, temp, o2, throttle position and so on. Neat but not needed in my opinion. The antitheft is a cool option. If you really want that much control a modern fuel injection system can provide that. A magnetic pickup distributor is a nice cheap upgrade to points. Take it a little further with an ignition box and coil.

Neat but I will be passing on that haha.
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LostDeere59
Posted 2021-03-16 2:18 PM (#609966 - in reply to #597292)
Subject: RE: Programmable Distributor



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Just another technology "break-through" that fulfills no need.

Just because we can, doesn't mean we should.

(And frankly I'm about done with the whole "I need everything connected to my phone" thing)


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wayfarer
Posted 2021-03-19 7:49 PM (#610158 - in reply to #597292)
Subject: Re: Programmable Distributor



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Well said Gregg, well said.

Edited by wayfarer 2021-03-19 7:50 PM
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57chizler
Posted 2021-03-20 2:33 PM (#610174 - in reply to #610158)
Subject: Re: Programmable Distributor



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Opinions vary, I'm probably older than most members here but I embrace new technology.

As far as the "not needed", wait 'til you've you're stuck with an older car with 11-1 compression that needs the advance curve altered.
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