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Start and Step Timing Control

If you run locked-out timing on your street/strip car and the engine cranks slowly due to advanced timing or high compression, the new MSD Start and Step Retard Control is what you need!

PART# 8987

Suggested Retail: $162.95
Your Price:$145.95
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Overview

This digitally controlled accessory allows you to select a 5°, 10°, 15° or 20° of retard while the engine is cranking. By pulling the timing back during cranking the pressure being applied to the starter, flywheel and the rotating assembly of the engine is lessened so the engine will start easier. Once the engine starts or when the key is released the timing returns to the set mechanical amount. The Start and Step also features a single stage of retard making it ideal for nitrous engines. This retard can easily be activated when the nitrous is turned on, or add a switch for a high speed retard. You can simply dial in 1°-15° with the rotary dial for quick adjustments. The Start and Step will easily connect to magnetic pickups and has a points input as well, plus it can work on 4, 6 or 8-cylinder engines.

Features:

  • Compatible with 4, 6 or 8-cylinder engines
  • Accepts points, amplifiers and mag pickup trigger signals

Specs

BrandMSD
Emission Code3
WarningCalifornia Proposition 65

Tech Resources

Emissions

This part is legal for use on Uncontrolled (Non-Emissions Controlled) Vehicles or Racing Vehicles.

The following vehicles are considered Uncontrolled (Non-Emissions Controlled) Vehicles:

  • 1965 and older U.S. manufactured California Certified vehicles
  • 1967 and older U.S. manufactured Federally Certified vehicles
  • 1967 and older Foreign manufactured vehicle

Racing Vehicles are vehicles that are used exclusively for racing or other forms of competition that are not registered and that may never be used on the street.

WARNING FOR 8987: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
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