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Re: Splitfire /ignition systems
On Tue, 2 May 1995, Brooks Ellis wrote:
> > shortest point, I've heard that withthe use of very serious ign. systems,
> > the amount of spark produced can arc two points at once. Dunno for sure,
> What exactly do all of those 'super high powered electronically
> controlled ' ignition systems do? could they be fitted to an Audi app? If
> so, are they snakeoil or a worthwhile product?
> I've been wondering about this for some time..in all the racing mags,
> they supposedly offer more HP more torque better milage etc...so it kind
> of sounded like BS to me..
Depending on which system you get, They sometime do diff. things. MSD 5
and 6 series i believe produce multiple sparks only until 2 or 3k rpm,
and then return to just one spark. Jacobs on the other hand, senses each
cyl. and adjusts for load and mixture and produces one hell of a fat blue
spark! On my race car (VW) I ran msd and a red coil for years with great
luck. I installed the entire Jacobs system in front of the MSD, which is
now just a back-up, and i actually noticed better starts and better
performance, although I think thats due in part to allowing me to run a
richer mixture without fouling plugs. MSD is nice and cheap, and Jacobs
is nice and expensive. Jacobs is a bit more street oriented and I think
their R&D is far more superior to MSD. I'd be more inclined to call
Jacobs first, because MSD rather talk with american car 1/4 mile car owners.
Techtonics, with whom I do business, and are a great bunch of guys, says
leave the bosch alone! I agree with them to an extent. Bosch makes a
reliable system. Techt. claims that Bosch is the best you can get, they
run it on their alcohol dragster! I disagree with them on that point.
Maybe alcohol doesn't need allot of spark, i don't know for sure.
If you call Jacobs, ask for Anita. She was telling me about the R&D they
were doing on Bosch replacement parts and computer for German cars. See
if they came up with anything.