Every sanctioning body has rules governing ignition systems. RacingJunk is going compare two HEI distributors and two CD Ignitions that most sanctioning bodies allow.
Tubing, hoses and wire bundles are pretty much the norm in any car – race or street. How you fasten those bits is important too.
Ignition systems and their components have changed immensely over the years.
Here are some things I’ve picked up over the years that have made my time in the shop more efficient, enjoyable, and safe.
Hot rod wiring jobs can range from the cringe-worthy to those done so well they should be in the Smithsonian.
When we last left our ignition project, the distributor was pretty much buttoned up and we were down to the final setup.
This time around, we’ll look at the vacuum advance system in the distributor, along with other details.
With this segment in our series, we’ll finish stripping the distributor and then we’ll go to work on the mechanical advance system.
For greybeard hot rodders and racers, it seems it wasn’t that long ago that hopped up point trigger ignition systems were the standard for performance. And with the right mix of parts, a vintage point equipped distributor can be rebuilt and reworked to act as a trigger device for a modern high ignition system such as an MSD 7AL2.
MSD introduces their Atomic Transmission Controller. Telling your transmission how to behave has never been easier.