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Second strike sounds like the classic answer to a problem that doesn't exist.

I can tell you with authority that the MSD unit on my car (69 2.0E with S pistons) makes a massive difference at idle and low rev's (<3000 RPM). As was mentioned earlier, it does not provide the benefit of 2 spark plugs, but what it does do is ensure that each cylinder does fire as opposed to occasional mis-fires. I could hardly drive the car at 2000 RPM prior to the MSD without the engine bucking. Now I can pull top gear from below 2000 RPM to redline cleanly. Granted the later cars with the flatter combustion camber are most likely not as suseptiable to this problem, but the early 2.0 cars seem to respond well to MSD's.

At higher rev's (>3000 RPM) the motor runs great with or without the MSD. So what good would an extra spark do for me??? Nothing.
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