Post Tagged with: "ignition tech"

Q&A

Mailbag: How Does an Ignition Coil Work?

Q: How does an ignition coil work? … A: Ignition coils are electrical transformers. They convert low voltage to high voltage through a process called induction. There are various designs, […]

Tech Articles

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Solving SBC Ignition Timing Problems

I have a weird thing happening with my small-block Chevy crate engine that has me scratching my head. The engine is a 290-horsepower Chevy crate engine with a set of […]

Product Installs

Upgrading Your V-Twin with a MSD Single-Fire Ignition

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, is a common expression heard around our garages. But we say, if it’s broken, make it better. Whether it’s a replacement of a […]

Q&A

Mailbag: Curing Misfire in a 396-Powered ’68 Camaro

Q: I have a 1968 Camaro with a 396 engine that’s .030″ over and has a port-matched Edelbrock Air-Gap intake manifold, 750 cfm carburetor, and an MSD 6AL ignition control, […]

MSD rotor phasing video screenshot
Q&A

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: What’s the Best Rotor Tip and Terminal Spacing for my Ignition System?

I have a question about the optimum distributor rotor tip and terminal gap. Modern replacement parts for our classics are all over the place, either in terms of length, cap […]

hei distributor tune up
Q&A

Mailbag: Solving Ignition and Oil Pressure Issues on a Swapped Small Block Chevy Engine

You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. We work with the Summit Racing tech department to help you tackle your auto-related conundrums. In this week’s Mailbag, we’re troubleshooting ignition problems on an uncooperative small […]

Spark Plug Fouling
Q&A / Tech

Mailbag: How to Cure Spark Plug Fouling During Idle

Q: I own a 1971 Dodge Demon with a 400. The 10.5:1 compression engine has a forged crank and “LY” rods, and has a balanced bottom end. The heads are 906 castings […]

Summit Racing Ignition Wire
Videos & Galleries

Video: An Introduction to Choosing Ignition Wire Sets

How do you know which ignition wire set will work best in your vehicle? From stock replacement offerings to wiring for Top Fuel ignition systems, there are many ignition wire […]

Q&A / Tech

Monday Mailbag: Troubleshooting Distributor Cap Meltdowns

Q: I have a 1976 Chevy Blazer with a 320 hp small block. It has a 600 cfm carburetor, MSD 6A ignition with an HEI adapter kit, and a heavy duty […]

Q&A / Tech

Ask Away with Jeff Smith: A Basic Guide to Ignition Advance

I hate to admit that I’ve been working on cars for more years that I care to admit and yet I still don’t understand all the different things about ignition […]