How to Build High-Performance Ignition Systems

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CarTech, Incorporated, Mar 1, 2008 - Transportation - 144 pages
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How to Build High-Performance Ignition Systems is the complete guide to understanding automotive ignition systems, from old-school points and condensers to modern computer-controlled distributorless systems, from bone-stock to totally aftermarket. Author Todd Ryden leads you through the various components, systems, and subsystems, explaining the theory behind the operation and how the parts work with each other to achieve the ultimate goal of efficient combustion. Coils, wires, spark plugs, distributors, magnetos, inductive systems, CD ignitions, multiple-spark systems, computer ignition controls, rev limiters - all are covered for both street and race applications.This book will help you understand how your car's ignition works, and it will help you choose the right components for your car's performance needs, whether it's a '55 Chevy with a 265 small-block or a 2003 Cobra with a 4.6-liter modular motor.

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Author Todd Ryden works for MSD, a leading manufacturer of performance ignition systems; his how-to articles have appeared in magazines such as Car Craft, Super Rod, Chevy Truck, and Custom Classic Trucks.

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