How To Build High-Performance Ignition Systems


Todd Ryden


“This revised and updated edition of 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 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, and rev limiters are explained using clear text and 275 color photos and wiring diagrams.
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-ci small block or a 2007 Civic Si with 2.0-liter VTEC K20Z3 engine. How to Build High-Performance Ignition Systems can help you understand and upgrade all types of ignition technology, from points and vacuum advance, to coil-on-plug distributorless systems.”