stowe44 wrote:Im a new guy here and i was wondering do Ignitions increase hp? if so how much? and is it worth the dough?
That's a pretty open-ended question, and the answer is: "It depends".
Much depends on what you have to start with. Also what your goals are, and what sort of modifications you have or have not done to the engine.
First off, fancy ignitions really don't "make power". But they can allow an engine to develop as much as it is able.
A properly designed and well-maintained breaker point system can get the job done just fine. The Frenchtown Flyer has a dragster that makes more power than most engines here and it is ignited by a breaker-point triggered magneto. Most youngsters are scared of points though, too many moving parts for them.
A DS2 Ford ignition is pretty good. Add a TFI coil and it only gets better.
Check out www.gofastforless.com
for some excellent reading on ignitions and other performance related topics.
74 F-350 300-6, EFI manifolds into single exhaust, Carter YF, T-18B, Dana70 w/4.11, Flatbed dually w/dump bed. Great farm truck!