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    I have a SBC with an HP ECU, Stealth Ram intake and Dual Sync distributor. I have a set of LSx coils that I'd like to wire up & run instead of the MSD box I'm currently using. I ran terminals to the EST outputs on the ECU harness. I was curious what the ignition output settings are supposed to be with this setup and if there any other things I need be aware of before I spend a bunch of time completing the wiring. I'm using V5 EFI software. Thanks for any help.

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    Originally Posted by Danny Cabral
    FYI: Holley EFI now sells their own Dual Sync (LINK) & HyperSpark (LINK) Hall-Effect distributors.
    They're a small cap design, "plug & play" with Holley EFI, and no need for a modified Firing Order.
    The Dual Sync crank & cam sensor signals also provide sequential injection capability (MPFI applications).
    The Dual Sync is "plug & play" (into the 10-pin ignition connector on the EFI Main Harness), and both
    distributors require a CD ignition box (Instructions), unless the Dual Sync is used with a CNP ignition system.
    The MSD 6201 Digital 6A CDI box & 8253 HVC-2 coil are a great match.
    The MSD CD ignition box is wired as shown in the Holley EFI Wiring Manual:
    http://documents.holley.com/techlibr...10555rev17.pdf (Holley EFI Wiring Manual - Figure 11, Page 20)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AM7r-DauCak (Holley EFI Dual Sync Distributor - YouTube Tech Video)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JpHlS1ymBc (Holley EFI HyperSpark Distributor - YouTube Tech Video)
    A Dual Sync blank cap is available, if the user decides to convert to Coil-Near-Plug/DIS later (no CDI box).
    Of course, the Dual Sync distributor can also be used as a crank and/or cam sync/oil pump drive unit.

    The Custom Ignition Parameters (in System Parameters) for the Holley EFI Dual Sync Distributor:
    Ignition Type ............. ― "Custom"
    Crank Sensor Type ..... ― "1 Pulse/Fire" (← Holley Dual Sync Distributor)
    Sensor Type .............. ― "Digital Falling"
    Inductive Delay .......... ― "100.0 usec" (← Synchronization info, adjusted per application.)
    Ignition Reference Angle ― "50°" (← Inherent Ignition Reference Angle & rotor-phasing of this unit.)
    Cam Sensor Type ........ ― "Single Pulse" (← "Not Used" for TBI, unless CNP ignition.)
    Sensor Type .............. ― "Digital Falling"
    Output Setup Type ..... ― "Points Output Fixed Duty Cycle (MSD)" (← MSD CD Ignition Box)
    -----------------------------------------------------------
    Holley CNP Smart Coils and/or GM LSx Ignition Coils:
    Output Setup Type ..... ― "DIS Coil On Plug" (← Holley CNP Smart Coils and/or LSx Ignition Coils)
    Dwell Time ................ ― "3.5-5.0 msec" (← See page 1 for Holley CNP coils, and page 3 for GM LSx coils.)
    https://www.holley.com/brands/holley...efi_dual_sync/ (Holley EFI Dual Sync Distributors)

    The Custom Ignition Parameters (in System Parameters) for the Holley EFI HyperSpark Distributor:
    Ignition Type ............. ― "Custom"
    Crank Sensor Type ..... ― "1 Pulse/Fire" (← Holley HyperSpark Distributor)
    Sensor Type .............. ― "Digital Rising" (← I prefer Digital Falling, LINK.)
    Inductive Delay .......... ― "100.0 usec" (← Synchronization info, adjusted per application.)
    Ignition Reference Angle ― "57.5°" (← Inherent Ignition Reference Angle & rotor-phasing of this unit.)
    Cam Sensor Type ........ ― "Not Used" (← This distributor doesn't have a cam sensor.)
    Output Setup Type ..... ― "Points Output Fixed Duty Cycle (MSD)" (← MSD CD Ignition Box)
    https://www.holley.com/brands/holley..._distributors/ (Holley EFI HyperSpark Distributors)
    https://www.holley.com/products/fuel.../parts/558-323 (Holley EFI HyperSpark Ignition Adapter)
    May God's grace bless you in the Lord Jesus Christ.
    '92 Ford Mustang GT: 385" SBF, Dart SHP 8.2 block, TFS T/W 11R 205 heads, 232°-244° duration/.623" lift/114° LSA camshaft, 12:1 C/R, TFS R-Series FTI ported intake, BBK 80mm T/B, Dominator MPFI & DIS, 36-1 crank trigger/1x cam sync, 200A 3G alternator, Optima Red battery, A/C, 100HP progressive dry direct-port NOS, Spal dual 12" fans/3-core Frostbite aluminum radiator, Pypes dual 2.5" exhaust/off-road X-pipe/shorty headers, -6AN fuel system plumbing, Walbro 255 LPH pump, S&W subframe connectors, LenTech Strip Terminator wide-ratio AOD/3000 RPM converter, B&M Hammer shifter, FPP aluminum driveshaft, FPP 3.31 gears, Cobra Trac-Lok differential, Moser 31 spline axles, '04 Cobra 4-disc brakes, '93 Cobra booster & M/C, 5-lug Bullitt wheels & 245/45R17 M/T Street Comp tires.

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    Thank you sir. That's exactly what I needed!
    Do I have to use the blank cap on the distributor, or can I just leave the old cap on there until I get the blank cap?

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    You're welcome. And yes, you can leave the distributor cap on there until your blank cap arrives.
    May God's grace bless you in the Lord Jesus Christ.
    '92 Ford Mustang GT: 385" SBF, Dart SHP 8.2 block, TFS T/W 11R 205 heads, 232°-244° duration/.623" lift/114° LSA camshaft, 12:1 C/R, TFS R-Series FTI ported intake, BBK 80mm T/B, Dominator MPFI & DIS, 36-1 crank trigger/1x cam sync, 200A 3G alternator, Optima Red battery, A/C, 100HP progressive dry direct-port NOS, Spal dual 12" fans/3-core Frostbite aluminum radiator, Pypes dual 2.5" exhaust/off-road X-pipe/shorty headers, -6AN fuel system plumbing, Walbro 255 LPH pump, S&W subframe connectors, LenTech Strip Terminator wide-ratio AOD/3000 RPM converter, B&M Hammer shifter, FPP aluminum driveshaft, FPP 3.31 gears, Cobra Trac-Lok differential, Moser 31 spline axles, '04 Cobra 4-disc brakes, '93 Cobra booster & M/C, 5-lug Bullitt wheels & 245/45R17 M/T Street Comp tires.

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    I used Holley coils and fabricated the valve covers to fit them. Every last person who looks, says LS nice...Not LS, SBC!
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    @diehrd: I did the LS coils on my SBC Stealth Ram couple of years ago, and get the same reaction you noted, LOL.

    I used the EFI Connection center bolt valve cover brackets and LS3 coils.
    https://youtu.be/AaAGliGRA6A

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    Quote Originally Posted by 383_StealthRam View Post
    @diehrd: I did the LS coils on my SBC Stealth Ram couple of years ago, and get the same reaction you noted, LOL.
    I used the EFI Connection center bolt valve cover brackets and LS3 coils.
    https://youtu.be/AaAGliGRA6A
    Aren't you worried about heat soak for the front drivers side coil right under the blower outlet? Maybe some heat shielding on the bottom of the outlet?

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    Not really, never had an issues with it that way. However, that's an old video, I've since removed the S/C and gone N/A which makes just about 500 (flywheel) HP. The old Paxton kit for TPI F Bodies never quite liked in excess of about 4800 RPM, and the belt would slip so short of the cool factor, it was more of a pain than anything else. Here's a more current pic:

    HP EFI V4, 388cid Stealth Ram, 1000 CFM 58mm throttle body, Holley Dual Sync Distributor. LS Coil Near Plug, 1 bar MAP, 48 lb/hr Holley EFI injectors, 43 psi

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    @383_StealthRam: I like your style, Sir! I spy a C6 fan controller module. I like the heat shield to deflect heat away from the air filter, very clean setup! Andrew
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    Yeah, that's a very clean vehicle.
    May God's grace bless you in the Lord Jesus Christ.
    '92 Ford Mustang GT: 385" SBF, Dart SHP 8.2 block, TFS T/W 11R 205 heads, 232°-244° duration/.623" lift/114° LSA camshaft, 12:1 C/R, TFS R-Series FTI ported intake, BBK 80mm T/B, Dominator MPFI & DIS, 36-1 crank trigger/1x cam sync, 200A 3G alternator, Optima Red battery, A/C, 100HP progressive dry direct-port NOS, Spal dual 12" fans/3-core Frostbite aluminum radiator, Pypes dual 2.5" exhaust/off-road X-pipe/shorty headers, -6AN fuel system plumbing, Walbro 255 LPH pump, S&W subframe connectors, LenTech Strip Terminator wide-ratio AOD/3000 RPM converter, B&M Hammer shifter, FPP aluminum driveshaft, FPP 3.31 gears, Cobra Trac-Lok differential, Moser 31 spline axles, '04 Cobra 4-disc brakes, '93 Cobra booster & M/C, 5-lug Bullitt wheels & 245/45R17 M/T Street Comp tires.

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