Pro Mag 44 Blown Alcohol failure components

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  1. studebakerpm

    studebakerpm New Member

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    What Pro Mag 44 ignition components are the highest failure items used in blown alcohol applications. Putting together list of new spare parts to purchase. Will probably have spare everything but would like the thoughts of those that have been doing this for a very long time.
     
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    point boxes
     
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  3. Mike Canter

    Mike Canter Top Dragster

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    Points Box then Coil then crank trigger. The best thing to do is run a complete set then once you know it was all good then take it off and mark it and put it away and run the second set
     
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    Thanks Mike. When you say complete set would you also include the mag too? I have seen where a mag came back from being checked with a clean bill of health only to find that it was not operating well enough.
     
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  5. Mike Canter

    Mike Canter Top Dragster

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    The mag is an expensive spare. If you can have one as a spare then that is good. It is probably the most reliable part of the system. I understand what you are talking about. Had a mag show a problem on the engine dyno and swaped it and the problem went away. Took that suspected mag to the MSD trailer at Indy and watched the guys test it and it showed 47 amos and a great waveform. The test showed it was good.
     
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    Thanks for your input Mike. Will probably go ahead and purchase everything including the Mag for spares. Nothing worse than having a problem and replacing only what you have on hand. These things are too damn expensive to throw away runs or worse, wrecking stuff. Thanks again for your time!!!
     
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  7. mogenss

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    Here is my failed parts list:
    - points box (died with no warning)
    - Pickup in the base of the mag
    - The mag itself (it only fired one spark and nothing else)

    Have made it a must do for the off season to have the complete system tested.
     
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