Ignition System

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The Pertronix Ignitor® converts the older points-type ignition system on classic cars, to a solid-state electronic ignition system that's completely concealed, providing a stock appearance. The kit includes new micro controller that installs in just a few minutes. Generally, it installs just as...
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Many racers and engine tuners have opted for state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment but have forgotten one of the simplest, as well as one of the most accurate tuning tools...... the vacuum gauge. When using any vacuum gauge keep in mind that they are all calibrated at sea level and read-outs in...
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There has always been a huge debate over which is better, hooking the distributor to ported vacuum, or to manifold vacuum. Some say ported vacuum must be use, while others say you should use manifold vacuum (such as the author of the article below). We recommend using which-ever works best for...
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How The Stock Load-O-Matic Distributor Works Here is a little clarification on how the "Load-O-Matic" distributor works, along with the infamous "Spark Control Valve" (or SCV). Not only is it important to know how they work, especially if your planning a carb swap, but how they work in...
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The ignition system is the part of your vehicle/engine that ignites the compressed fuel and air mixture in the combustion chamber. The system consists of a voltage supply (12-volt battery), an on/off switch (ignition switch), a distributor, a triggering device, ignition coil, spark plugs, and...
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This article is about advance curves and HEI style Distributors. As such I would have to say that Steve Davis, the boss at Performance Distributors, is one of the most knowledgeable people in the country on this subject. Personally I have counted on a Performance Distributor to get the job done...
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https://www.fordsix.com/archive/www.classicinlines.com/DizzyGear.html This article covers distributor gear failures which occur in Ford small (144-170-200-250ci) inline six applications with aftermarket, hydraulic or solid lifter, flat tappet camshafts. It does not cover roller cam gear...
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Bang for the buck, the Duraspark II distributor is hard to beat as a triggering devise for an electronic ignition system. Coupled with either the sock ignition box or an aftermarket control box (such as as the Dyna Module or MSD-6A) it is a tough, readily available, reliable distributor. Ford...
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If you don't already know, there are numerous advantages to swapping out your old stock points style distributor for an electronic ignition system. In our opinion, regardless if you have a stock motor or a high performance rebuild, it's number one on the list for "Best Bang for the Buck"...
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