Ignition, Electronics, & EFI
We installed the super easy brand-new Programmable Keyless RFID ignition system from Flaming River into a 1949 Baby Lincoln. Teaming up with Image Street Rods and Flaming River, we walk through the complete installation details and a full rundown on the system’s operation. Check it out!
Borla gives us the VIP treatment with a tour of their manufacturing plant, and an inside look at how they assemble their exhaust and their new induction systems. Check out this behind the scenes look at Borla’s Johnson City, Tennessee facility.
Many have fallen victim to fighting ignition issues because they don’t properly understand ignition systems and how they work. Instead of constantly fighting this battle or paying someone to work on your ignition, many misfires can be solved by looking back at the basics of an ignition system.
Your vehicle’s charging system was probably state of the art when it debuted forty plus years ago. Today’s modern components and accessories are often too much for those smaller output systems to keep up. How do you choose the right alternator for your car? Powermaster Performance helps us explain it here
Swapping from carburetor to electronic fuel injection may sound difficult but we easily upgraded a classic muscle car using the FAST EZ-EFI. As you can follow along in the video, we completed the swap in short order with a light crew and common hand tools, and programming the ECU was easier than using a TV remote.
Edelbrock’s new E-Street Fuel Injection System is a complete, bolt on EFI to replace a single carburetor on a 4150-style intake manifold. Now you can have the reliability of EFI on your classic car, and it tunes itself as you drive.
We kept adjusting the dual carburetors on this 1965 Plymouth, and it was getting old. When we converted to a Dual Quad EZ-EFI from FAST, we were impressed with the results, and the benefits of EFI on a classic car.
This isn’t your grandfather’s battery charger. Slick features, easy to use and understand controls as well as several industry firsts make the OPTIMA Chargers Digital 1200 12-volt Battery Charger stand out in a very crowded market.
For decades we installed mechanical gauges to monitor our engine’s functions. Now we have more choices than ever with electronic analog and digital gauges that look great, and give us all the info we need. Here, we review some of the most popular gauges on the market.
Part 2 of our test on MSD’s new Atomic EFI Conversion kit takes us to the streets of Southern California. With dyno testing done and the car owner having approved the retro appearance of the installed kit, it was time for some real world testing.
In the days before electronic ignition, energy to the spark plugs was controlled mechanically. As with any mechanically controlled system, wear takes its toll on precision, causing some slop within the system. What happens if you want the efficiency of electronic ignition but the retro look?
OPTIMA Batteries are easily-recognizable high-performance batteries, with red, yellow, or blue tops and a “six pack” of 2-volt cells. What’s the difference, and why would somebody want any particular size, capacity, or charge/discharge characteristics of one over another?
In this tech article highlighting the new Digital 6AL ignition box from MSD, we take a look at the some of its impressive new features and power specifications that will benefit our turbocharged Fox body, while comparing it alongside it’s electronic predecessors.
Custom spark plug wires can highlight an otherwise bland engine bay, making an ordinary engine look extraordinary, even in stock vehicles. you can save some bucks and get the look and efficiency of a custom set of wires by doing it yourself – and we’re going to show you how with MSD’s Universal Plug Wire Kit.
Over the past 50 years, the venerable Holley carburetor hasn’t changed much. It’s simple design and near infinite adjust-ability have long made it a favorite among enthusiasts. While EFI tuners routinely use this new technology with great success, surprisingly few carb owners have warmed up to the idea yet.