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    Default Worth upgrading to timing control distributor?

    I have a 550 HP SBC with the Sniper & MSD Ready-To-Run billet distributor and mechanical/vacuum advance. I understand this distributor isn't compatible with timing control and debating spending the money on a Holley Dual Sync distributor for the timing control feature.

    Can anyone comment on real world impact for a street driven car? Note: I only have about 50 miles on the engine/EFI and impressed with how well it's running so far! Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by downl50 View Post
    Worth upgrading to timing control distributor?
    Yes, it's the best distributor to use.
    May God's grace bless you in the Lord Jesus Christ.

    '78 BRONCO: 508" stroker, TFS heads, 11:1 comp ratio, Dominator MPFI & DIS, cold air induction, Spal dual 12" fans/aluminum radiator, dual 3" exhaust/Magnaflow mufflers, Moroso vacuum pump, Accusump, engine oil & trans fluid coolers, 100HP progressive dry direct-port NOS, A/C, LenTech Strip Terminator wide-ratio AOD/2500 RPM converter, 3:1 Atlas II, modified Dana 44/60-lockers-4.10s, hydroboost/4-disc brakes, ram-assist/heim joint steering, Cage long radius arms, traction bars, 4" Skyjacker lift, 35" mud tires

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    Thanks, Danny. I appreciate the theoretical benefits of spark control. Can you point to any real-world benefits for my application? Also, do you happen to know if the "hardened steel" gear on the dual sync is compatible with a Comp Cams hydraulic roller (they recommend a "Melonized gear").

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    Quote Originally Posted by downl50 View Post
    Thanks, Danny. I appreciate the theoretical benefits of spark control. Can you point to any real-world benefits for my application?
    https://forums.holley.com/showthread...timing-control (Related Forum Thread)

    Also, do you happen to know if the "hardened steel" gear on the dual sync is compatible with a Comp Cams hydraulic roller (they recommend a "melonized gear").
    So purchase their recommended melonized gear.
    May God's grace bless you in the Lord Jesus Christ.

    '78 BRONCO: 508" stroker, TFS heads, 11:1 comp ratio, Dominator MPFI & DIS, cold air induction, Spal dual 12" fans/aluminum radiator, dual 3" exhaust/Magnaflow mufflers, Moroso vacuum pump, Accusump, engine oil & trans fluid coolers, 100HP progressive dry direct-port NOS, A/C, LenTech Strip Terminator wide-ratio AOD/2500 RPM converter, 3:1 Atlas II, modified Dana 44/60-lockers-4.10s, hydroboost/4-disc brakes, ram-assist/heim joint steering, Cage long radius arms, traction bars, 4" Skyjacker lift, 35" mud tires

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    Isn't a hardened steel gear the same as a melonized gear?

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