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MSD 8987 Start and Step Timing Control

MSD 8987
Timing Retard Control; Start And Step Timing Retard Control; Digitally Controlled
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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!

This digitally controlled accessory allows you to select a 5deg, 10deg, 15deg, or 20deg 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 1deg-15deg with the rotary dial for quick adjustments.

The Start and Step will easily connect to magnetic pickups and has points inputs as well, plus it can work on 4, 6 or 8-cylinder engines.    


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

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