Tech Tips Blog
Ignitions 101| 08/14/2016
Since electricity is not something we can physically see, the ignition system of our cars sometimes holds a little mystery or suspicion in its operation. It’s important to realize that electricity, especially in an automotive setting, is not magic. And it’s also important to realize that the ignition is key to your engine’s performance. Your engine’s overall performance is counting on that spark for complete combustion. Once you have a better understanding on how the ignition works and what each component actually does, things will begin to all make sense – and you’ll be able to build the right ignition for your engine. Key goals of the ignition system:
Secrets to Successfully Using an MSD Magnetic and Non-Magnetic Pickup| 12/01/2013
Every ignition system requires a trigger signal to accurately fire and deliver a high voltage spark from the coil. There are several ways this is achieved, from mechanical breaker points to magnetic pickups, optical triggers and other electronic switches which all serve the same function; to accurately trigger the ignition at the correct moment for the ideal spark timing.
10 Mistakes People Make Working on their Cars| 07/13/2012
To err is human, to avoid messing up your car is divine. Make sure you aren't making these ten common mistakes when working on your car to avoid damage and possibly injury.
Spark Plugs| 06/30/2012
The spark plug is the final step for the ignition process. All of the voltage and energy build up to make a final leap across the plug gap which initiates combustion of the fuel mixture.
Lakewood Reduces Wheel Hop on Your Camaro| 02/17/2012
Strengthen your chassis by connecting your front and rear subframe with Lakewood subframe connectors.
You can have the most powerful ignition available and tuned to perfection, but without a battery to fire things up, you’ll be going no where. The battery is the main source of power for a performance ignition system, and you need to be sure that it’s capable of having the juice you need get the engine fired up. Not to mention to supply the ignition with current and voltage created by the alternator.