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Old 08-01-2019, 01:15 PM
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This company has a video on YouTube that features their new ignition distributor installed on a first gen firebird. Unique features with this new product. Learn more from their website Progression Ignition.

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Hmm, cooler than I expected! Smart phone interface is very interesting, especially the ability to use your phone as a "kill switch".

Long-term reliability will be interesting to see, though.

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Hopefully the company will make this a quality product. So many things that used to be regarded as such has been dimished recently.

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That is really intriguing. I would like to see one installed by an actual member. If its a quality distributor its a lot of bang for the buck. Eliminate a programable box, something with a rev limiter, and from wiring up a dead man switch.

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Yes, that is a really interesting version of an MSD E Core, isn't it.

And, for the price, it should also teach itself what each individual engine wants for a curve.

When it deficates itself, it should also know how to wipe itself clean, too.

Frankly, not a lot of persons are going to be able to tune one of these things, even the so-claimed by them inferior E Core isn't that easy to work with. When these people get this thing to learn all by itself, and can deliver it for less than $200.00, I'll be both more impressed, and more interested than I ever will be at this juncture.

Nice idea, nice looking, but, lots to be done to make it a lot more user friendly, it appears .Lets see a lot of you buy into this, and give us the real world reports on just how easy it is to work with, problems, issues, and the rest of us can go from there with them.

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I don't know about the ignition but I want to know more about his dual gate shifter.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t70QpCBjDwU

OK the ignition is pretty cool to.


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I watched some of the video and it looks interesting and pricey. It would be nice to actually have some data and specifics about items like output amperage, voltage, spark duration and so forth. Would people really plop down nearly $600.00 for a distributor and have virtually no information about these things?

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Pretty cool, but would hate for it to have a software meltdown at 2am on a lonely country road.

I'm a bit confused about idle RPM being controlled with the timing ... shouldn't timing be set properly then idle adjusted at the carb?

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I'm a bit confused about idle RPM being controlled with the timing ... shouldn't timing be set properly then idle adjusted at the carb?[/QUOTE]

I have a programmable crank sensor ignition. You can effectively make the idle more stable by advancing the timing as rpm drop lower which counters the load of ac or being put in gear. It will settle into a happy spot. When you unload engine in park or ac kicks off rpm won't run away because timing is taken away as rpm increase. This is all within a 200 rpm window. This it the opposite of what manifold vacuum and vacuum advance can deliver.

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I think they are showing how idle timing compensates idle speed for loads at idle. Like being in drive, or maybe the A/C compressor kicking in,. By bumping the timing a bit, then can bring the idle speed back up. Thinking thats the reason the idle RPM's are entered in the app. Kind of a cool idea. I would think you still set the idle and base timing the same way you would otherswise.? this is just my guess of course after watching the video.

Would allow for a lower baseline idle similar to a manual shift car. Pretty much what is mentioned above

I would imagine that feature has an RPM cutoff to work correctly? hits 1000 or more and assumes your stepping on the throttle?

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From this link you will get some help
https://progressionignition.com/shop?olsPage=products

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I'd love to hear a report by someone that has one also.

It would be cool to see more Blue Tooth enable stuff for old cars .... gauges would be great, no wires, software calibration for accuracy. Perhaps a module, not a whole distributor. Blue tooth choke control. Heck, with enough relays you could do away with just about every wire between the dashboard and the engine compartment.

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I bought one for my 63 Lemans. Got it installed and running today but haven't had the time to play with it. Seems to be very easy to make adjustments.

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Hi Folks,

I just came across this post. For some reason, I hadn't thought of posting about my experience here, posting in the Street section instead. So I'd thought I'd share the link to my review here too.

Anyway, long story short, I found myself in need of a new distributor and took the plunge, documenting the experience along the way. Instead of a long post and many pictures, I wrote it up as a PDF document. It's available from my family web site.

Here's the link: Progression Ignition PDF

I hope people find it helpful. Stay Safe.

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Hi Folks,

I just came across this post. For some reason, I hadn't thought of posting about my experience here, posting in the Street section instead. So I'd thought I'd share the link to my review here too.

Anyway, long story short, I found myself in need of a new distributor and took the plunge, documenting the experience along the way. Instead of a long post and many pictures, I wrote it up as a PDF document. It's available from my family web site.

Here's the link: Progression Ignition PDF

I hope people find it helpful. Stay Safe.
Excellent write up. How long have you been up and running with it?

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I'd be more concerned about that bluetooth connection two, three years down the line.
I have enough issues connecting my phone to my car through bluetooth.. for example after it has received some form of update (either the software in the car or the software on the phone)..

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rohrt: I've only had the thing running for a few weeks but am very happy with its performance so far. I got it mainly so I could easily adjust the timing to avoid spark knock , etc. The engine is a stock .030 rebuild on the standard 400, but with the 068 cam. The heads are setup for unleaded use.
I'm happy to use 94 octane fuel but am trying to find a way to avoid using octane booster if possible. Going forward, I'll check back in here with any news, good or bad.

Charlie: Good point. That's a legitimate concern. However, I'm still willing to take a chance because, compared to the sounds systems in our cars and smart phones we use every day, the distributor's Bluetooth connection requirements are not that complex or demanding.

Unlike the sound system type of use you mentioned, Bluetooth connectivity is not required for the distributor to function. It's more simple, being one-way communication along the line of ear buds or little portable Jam speakers, etc. Once the file is uploaded, that's it. The actual ignition functions are akin to that of the Pertronix or other distributor conversions out there. Anyway, time will tell. Good point though.

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