FORM 1460 (REV. C) 5/00 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ® HYFIRE® VIIC PRO CD IGNITION SYSTEM Part No. 667C 4-12 Cylinder 6 Cylinder Odd-Fire Notice: This product is legal to sell, distribute or install on vehicles in California. Executive Order D-70-6. The HYFIRE® VII Pro CD Ignition Controls are not compatible with distributorless systems or positive ground applications. The HYFIRE® VII Ignition System is not designed for marine use. GENERAL INFORMATION The RPM limiter in the HYFIRE® VIIC Ignition System is not recommended as an engine speed governor. The use of the RPM limiters is not recommended for applications equipped with a catalytic converter. Similarly, forcing engine RPM past the RPM limiter continuously for long sustained intervals can cause problems resulting from fuel build up in the exhaust system that may adversely affect the application. Ignition Ballast Resistor / Loom Resistance Wire Spark Plug Gaps For street applications, use your engine manufacturer’s specifications. For racing applications, start with your engine manufacturer’s specifications, then experiment with and closely monitor various gaps to achieve maximum performance. Electric Welding Disconnect the HYFIRE® VIIC Ignition System and unplug any distributor harThe HYFIRE® VIIC Ignition Ignition’s performance is not affected by the pres- nesses (if possible) before any welding is done on the vehicle. ence of the factory ignition resistors or ignition ballast resistors in the wire from the ignition switch. It is not necessary to install ignition ballast resistors External RPM Limiters Mallory RPM Limiter Part Nos. 641-4, 641-6, 641-8, 642, 643 and 644 WILL as specified by the instructions for the particular distributor. NOT function with the HYFIRE® VII Ignition Systems. Ignition Coils ® The HYFIRE® VIIC Ignition Systems is designed to work with Mallory PRO- Mallory PRO TACH I, IV and IV The tachometer and shift light will work with the HYFIRE® VII Ignition ® MASTER Coil Part No. 28880. Avoid using any other type of ignition coil. Systems. However, the RPM limiter WILL NOT function with the HYFIRE® VII Spark Plug Wires Ignition Systems. Turn the LIMIT RPM knob slightly past 11,000 to prevent YOU MUST USE suppression type (carbon core, spiral core) spark plug wire. the RPM limiter from interfering with the tachometer’s other functions. We recommend spiral core ignition wire, such as Mallory PRO SIDEWINDER® Ignition Wire. Suppression type spark plug wires prevent false triggering and the possibility of premature ignition or accessory failures. DO NOT USE solid core (copper core; stainless steel core) spark plug wire with any electronic ignition system or accessory. Solid core spark plug wire is one cause of electro-magnetic interference (EMI; ignition noise). EMI is one cause of false triggering (preignition; spark scatter) and premature ignition or accessory failures. MOUNTING PROCEDURE Step 1 Disconnect the battery (–) cable to cut power to the system. Step 3 Mounting to a flat surface with shock mounts • Hold the unit in its mounting position and center punch the mounting pattern on the mounting surface for drilling mounting holes. Drill mounting Select a convenient location to mount the HYFIRE® VII Ignition System. Keep the unit away from hot engine components or extreme heat such as the holes using a 9/32" drill bit. exhaust system and manifolds. Keep the unit away from moving devices, • Install the shock mounts into the bottom plate of the unit. Hold the unit in such as fans, belts and linkages. The location must be dry. Moisture will dam- position where it will be mounted. age components inside the unit. • From the backside of the mounting surface, insert the washers and the 1/4-20 nylock nuts onto the shock mount studs. Tighten each nut until snug. Step 2 1 WIRING PROCEDURE Step 2 Step 1 Ensure that your vehicle is equipped with a ground cable between the engine When wiring the HYFIRE® VIIC Pro CD Ignition System to an electronic igniblock and firewall (10 gauge or larger is required). Refer to Figure 1 while per- tion or magnetic pickup, refer to Figures 2 and 3, and trace wires for hookup. forming the following steps. • Connect the HEAVY RED wire to the 12-volt battery (+) post or battery (+) terminal on the starter solenoid. • Connect the HEAVY BLACK wire to engine or chassis ground. • Connect wires between the COIL (+) and (–) terminals. • Connect 12-volts from ignition switch to the +12V terminal. • Connect the tach/RPM sensing wire and optional external RPM control to sockets. DISCONNECT UNTIL INSTALLATION IS FINISHED 12V / BATTERY OR BATTERY TERMINAL AT STARTER SOLENOID (–) 12V/BATTERY (+) ENGINE OR CHASSIS GROUND STARTER SOLENOID (TYPICAL) TACH / RPM SENSING WIRE FIGURE 1 HEAVY BLACK TO THE STARTER ENGINE OR CHASSIS GROUND ACTIVATION/RELAY PLUG HEAVY RED SEE PAGE 4 FOR INSTRUCTIONS ON WIRING THE RELAY PLUG HYFIRE® VIIC PRO CD IGNITION CONTROL (REAR PANEL) TACH MAGNETIC PICKUP – POINTS + +12V COIL – TO HYFIRE® VIIC IGNITION CONTROL + NOTE: The Ignition Control MUST be connected for the ignition to work. 12V / IGNITION SWITCH MALLORY PROMASTER® COIL PART NO. 28880 IGNITION BALLAST RESISTOR AN IGNITION BALLAST RESISTOR IS NOT REQUIRED FOR PROPER OPERATION OF THE HYFIRE® VIIC. IF ONE IS ALREADY INSTALLED, DO NOT REMOVE IT. IF A BALLAST RESISTOR IS NOT INSTALLED, DO NOT ADD ONE. + - YOU MUST USE suppression type spark plug wire (carbon core, spiral core) to help prevent false triggering and premature ignition or accessory failures. DO NOT USE solid core (copper core, stainless steel core) spark plug wire. YOU MUST USE Mallory PROMASTER® Coil Part No. 28880 with this ignition system. 2 Figure 2 HOOKUP TO A MALLORY MALLORY UNILITE® IGNITION, MA MAGNETIC GNETIC BREAKERLESS IGNITION OR ELECTR ELECTRONIC ONIC ADV AD VANCE IGNITION (THREE WIRE: RED RED,, BR BRO OWN, GREEN) YOU MUST USE suppression type spark plug wire (carbon core, spiral core) to help prevent false triggering and premature ignition or accessory failures. DO NOT USE solid core (copper core, stainless steel core) spark plug wire. HEAVY RED (-) (+) HYFIRE® VIIC PRO CD IGNITION CONTROL (REAR PANEL) 12V/BATTERY (REAR PANEL) HEAVY BLACK ENGINE OR CHASSIS GROUND TACH ENGINE OR CHASSIS GROUND MAGNETIC PICKUP – TO HYFIRE® VIIC IGNITION CONTROL JUMPER WIRE IGNITION BALLAST RESISTOR GREEN AN IGNITION BALLAST RESISTOR IS NOT REQUIRED FOR PROPER OPERATION OF THE HYFIRE® VIIC. IF ONE IS ALREADY INSTALLED, DO NOT REMOVE IT. IF A BALLAST RESISTOR IS NOT INSTALLED, DO NOT ADD ONE. ENGINE OR CHASSIS GROUND + MALLORY PROMASTER® COIL PART NO. 28880 BROWN + - IGNITION MODULE FEMALE CONNECTOR COIL – NOTE: The Ignition Control MUST be connected for the ignition to work. RED DISTRIBUTOR WIRE HARNESS PART NO. 29349 +12V POINTS + 12V / IGNITION SWITCH YOU MUST USE Mallory PROMASTER® Coil Part No. 28880 with this ignition system Figure 3 HOOKUP TO A MAGNETIC MAGNETIC PICKUP DISTRIB DISTRIBUT UTOR OR OR CRANK TRIGGER HEAVY RED (-) (+) 12V/BATTERY (REAR PANEL) HYFIRE® VIIC PRO CD IGNITION CONTROL (REAR PANEL) HEAVY BLACK ENGINE OR CHASSIS GROUND TACH ENGINE OR CHASSIS GROUND TO HYFIRE® VIIC IGNITION CONTROL MAGNETIC PICKUP MAGNETIC PICKUP DISTRIBUTOR OR CRANK TRIGGER IGNITION – POINTS + +12V NOTE: The Ignition Control MUST be connected for the ignition to work. COIL – + TWIST WIRES TOGETHER TO REDUCE EMI - + MALLORY PROMASTER® COIL PART NO. 28880 MAGNETIC PICKUP DISTRIBUT MAGNETIC DISTRIBUTOR OR OR CRANK TRIGGER WIRE COLORS MALLORY BILLET COMPETITION DISTRIBUTOR SERIES NOS. 81 AND 84 MALLORY C0MP 9000® SERIES NOS. 96-99 MALLORY CRANK TRIGGER OR WIRE HARNESS PART NO. 29787 MALLORY DISTRIBUTOR WIRE HARNESS PART NO. 29788 MALLORY HARNESS PART NO. 29040 MSD™ CRANK TRIGGER OR WIRE HARNESS PART NOS. 8859 OR 8860 MSD™ CRANK TRIGGER (OLD STYLE) MSD™ DISTRIBUTOR MOROSO™ CRANK TRIGGER MOROSO™ DISTRIBUTOR ACCEL® CRANK TRIGGER CHRYSLER ELECTRONIC DISTRIBUTOR (NON-COMPUTER) FORD DURASPARK DISTRIBUTOR (NON-COMPUTER) GM/DELCO HEI DISTRIBUTOR (NON-COMPUTER) MAG+ MA G+ MA MAG– G– ORANGE ORANGE PURPLE ORANGE RED PURPLE ORANGE ORANGE BLACK ORANGE BLACK ORANGE ORANGE WHITE PURPLE PURPLE GREEN PURPLE BLACK GREEN BLACK PURPLE WHITE PURPLE WHITE BLACK PURPLE GREEN 12V / IGNITION SWITCH IGNITION BALLAST RESISTOR AN IGNITION BALLAST RESISTOR IS NOT REQUIRED FOR PROPER OPERATION OF THE HYFIRE® VIIC. IF ONE IS ALREADY INSTALLED, DO NOT REMOVE IT. IF A BALLAST RESISTOR IS NOT INSTALLED, DO NOT ADD ONE. YOU MUST USE Mallory PROMASTER® Coil Part No. 28880 with this ignition system 3 USING THE HYFIRE VIIC FEATURES Your Mallory HYFIRE® 667C has a number of built-in features that make it RPM Limiters: easier to use. This instruction addition tells how to use these built-in features. The HYFIRE® 667C has three built-in RPM limiters. Each one has a range of 1000 to 12,800 RPM in 50 RPM steps. On the main display, there is a deciFirst, take a look at the top of the main unit. You'll see that there is an 8-pin mal point on the mode digit. When that decimal point is lit up, the RPM limit connector beneath the surface, Supplied in the plastic bag that came with is increased by 50 RPM. your Hyfire is an 8-pin plug that fits this connector. It has screw clamp terminals that accept up to 14 gauge wire. For best results, use stranded , insu- RPM1 (Mode 1) This is the RPM limit that is always active if you haven't selected any other RPM limit. lated copper wire, rather than solid wire. The plug is made so that it will only fit one way, and has hold down screws at each end. RPM2 (Mode 2) This is an auxiliary RPM limiter that is activated when you apply 12 volts to the "RPM2" terminal on the top-side connector. This The connector and mode descriptions are listed below: could be a burnout limiter. When selected, it over-rides RPM1 (the RPM switch: main engine protection RPM limiter). See example 4. The built-in RPM switch can either turn an electrical load off or on at a selectRPM3 (Mode 3) This is the other auxiliary RPM limiter. It also is activated by ed RPM. See below for more detail. 12 volts on the "RPM3" terminal on the top-side connector, and overNC This is the RPM switch (mode 7) relay contact that is normally closed. rides both RPM2 and RPM1. Use this limit as a staging (starting-line) In other words, as long as you haven't reached the point where the RPM limiter. See example 5. RPM switch is active, this contact remains connected to the "common" or "C" terminal. You would use this connection if , for example, High-Speed Timing Retards: you wanted to turn something OFF (such as a nitrous system) when RET1, RET2, RET3 (Modes 4,5,6) These are all high-speed timing retard functions that are activated by 12 volts on the appropriate top-side connector you reached the RPM switch point. See example 1. terminal. Each higher stage over-rides the lower stages, which means that C This is the common terminal for the RPM switch (mode 7) relay in the you set each stage for exactly the amount of retard you want, rather than main unit. It is connected to the RPM switch, where it will switch the adding up each stage to get the actual retard. See example 6. accessory connected to the "NC" terminal OFF, and the accessory connected to the "NO" terminal ON when the RPM switch value is NOTE: When you apply 12 volts to RPM2, RPM3, RET1, RET2, or RET3 the reached. The "C" terminal can be used to switch either to power or display will switch to show that function. If you have both an auxiliary RPM limit AND a retard selected, the display will show the retard value. ground. NO This is the RPM switch (mode 7) relay contact that is normally open. In other words, as long as you haven't reached the point where the RPM switch is active, this contact isn't connected to the "C" contact. You would use this contact to turn something ON (such as a shift light or an air shifter) at a specific RPM. See example 2 and example 3. See the accompanying illustrations for some examples of how to use the RPM limiters, the RPM switch, and the timing retard functions. NOTE: When activating Modes 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6, the display will change to show the active mode. If more than one mode is activated, the higher mode number will be displayed. Push this button to change the mode FIGURE 4 Push either of these buttons to change the value of the selected mode. ® NOTE: If any button is held down for more than 1/2 second, the displayed value will change automatically. 4 Additional Functions: The HYFIRE® 667C has two more functions that can make the ignition installation and setup work better. One of these is the high-speed advance function. This lets you put small amounts of timing in the engine after the torque peak to pick up a bit of horsepower. There are three things that need to be set up for this: the cut-in RPM (mode 9), the maximum advance (mode A), and the slope (mode 8). The cut-in RPM is the RPM where you want the curve to start working. The slope is how much the timing will advance every 1000 RPM after the cut-in RPM. The maximum advance is the highest amount of advance you want the system to reach. For example, say that your engine has the torque peak at 6500 RPM, and you want to add some timing after this. You might want to start adding timing after 7000 RPM, so this becomes your cut-in speed. If you then want 2 degrees additional timing at 8000 RPM, then the slope would be set for 2 degrees per 1000 RPM. However, let's say that you don't want more than 2 degrees of advance, so you would set the maximum advance at 2 degrees. See example 7 for more detail. The other additional function available is trigger compensation, which is set when the mode indicator is "b". This lets you compensate for the various delays in ignition timing caused by both electronic and mechanical changes. To set the trigger compensation, set mode 9 to 5000 RPM, and mode 8 to zero. What this does is tell the system to start the high-speed advance at 5000 RPM, but with a slope of zero, there should be no advance. Once the system is set up this way, watch the timing as the engine revs past 5000 RPM. If the timing does not stay at a steady value (once the 5000 RPM point is reached) then adjust the compensation value until it is as flat as possible. For example, if the timing retards slightly as the RPM goes up, increase the compensation value. If the timing advances slightly as the RPM goes up, decrease the compensation value. NOTE: This function is only valid for RPM above the highspeed advance cut-in RPM. If you have the high-speed advance cut-in set above the normal operational range of the motor, the compensation function does nothing. Once the compensation is set, then the high speed advance settings will be accurate. The factory setting should be correct for most types of flying magnet type crank trigger systems, and should not normally need to be adjusted unless you are using a different trigger type. Number of cylinders selection The final mode that can be set is mode "C". This allows you to select 4 through 12 cylinder operation. This ensures that the RPML and the timing are proper for the engine. Mode 6F is special - this is for odd-fire V6 engines ONLY! The cylinder firing spacing should be 45/75 (at the distributor) or 90/150 at the crank. To Ground NC C NO RPM2 RPM3 RET1 RET2 RET3 To +12 Volts From Nitrous Activation Switch COIL CONTACT COIL CONTACT RELAY Use a relay if you are switching more than 3-5 amps. To Nitrous System EXAMPLE 1: Using the RPM switch (Mode 7) to turn OFF a nitrous system at a particular RPM. NC C NO RPM2 RPM3 RET1 RET2 RET3 To Ground To +12 Volts EXAMPLE 2: Using the RPM switch (Mode 7) to turn on a shift light. 5 NC C NO RPM2 RPM3 RET1 RET2 RET3 To +12 Volts EXAMPLE 3: Using the RPM switch to activate a retard stage at a particular RPM. NC C NO RPM2 RPM3 RET1 RET2 RET3 To roll control switch that supplies +12 volts when active. EXAMPLE 4: Burnout RPM Limiter (Mode 2). NC C NO RPM2 RPM3 RET1 RET2 RET3 To clutch pedal or transbrake switch that supplies +12 volts when active. EXAMPLE 5: Staging RPM Limiter. 6 NC C NO RPM2 RPM3 RET1 RET2 RET3 To nitrous stage 1 (+12 volts when active) To nitrous stage 2 (+12 volts when active) To nitrous stage 3 (+12 volts when active) EXAMPLE 6: Using the High-Speed timing retard function with a 3-stage nitrous system. CUT-IN (Mode 9) THIS IS THE RPM WHERE THE TIMING STARTS TO ADVANCE. THIS EXAMPLE SHOWS A CUT-IN OF 7.0 (7000 RPM) SLOPE (Mode 8) This is how much the timing advances for every 1000 RPM. This example shows a slope of 2.0 (2 degrees per 1000 RPM). MAXIMUM ADVANCE (Mode A) This example shows a maximum of 2 degrees advance. ADVANCE 8 6 4 2 0 RPM 0 2000 4000 6000 8000 10k EXAMPLE 7: High Speed Advance Curve (Modes 8 and 9) 7 MALLORY IS A DIVISION OF THE MR. GASKET PERFORMANCE GROUP 550 MALLORY WAY, CARSON CITY, NEVADA 89701 (775) 882-6600 www.mrgasket.com 8 FORM 1460 (REV. C) 5/00 Made in U.S.A. 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