Performance modifications on enthusiast cars and trucks entail the modification of many systems in concert with each other. Induction systems, exhaust, rotating assemblies, cylinder head modification are all area where modifications give exciting and measurable results. Ignition systems may not be as dramatic and exciting but are just as important as all of the other systems, and modifying your ignition system is vital in extracting all the performance possible out of your engine build after all, what s the point of air flow if your ignition system can t light the fire? This book is a complete guide to understanding automotive ignition systems from old-school points and condensers to modern computer-controlled distributorless systems, and from bone stock to highly modified. Todd Ryden leads the reader through the various components in this update, explaining the theory behind the operation and how to parts work with each other to achieve the ultimate goal of efficient combustion. New coils, wires, spark plugs, distributors, magnetos, inductive systems, CD ignitions, multiple-spark systems, computer ignition controls, rev limiters, programmable ignition systems, coil on-plug ones, advanced tuning for carbs and EFI all are covered for both street and race applications. This book will help the reader understand how their car s ignition works, update them on all the latest components, and help them choose the correct component for your car s performance needs.