XR4Ti Archived Tech Articles
Post Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2001 Subject: Re: Jacobs Electronics Products List: firstname.lastname@example.org If there was only some way to broadcast to the entire Merkur community, newbies and the like, that the stock Ford ignition system, solid working order, is better than any aftermarket ignition system you can spend money on... I tried MSD's non-revlimiting multiple spark box with an Accel SuperCoil on my racer, back before it was "the racer". I would have been better off setting fire to $200 of my money. The car worked exactly the same as it did with the stock ignition system in place, with one difference. It liked to cut out on occasion, usually while moving with the flow of traffic on the highway. It would fire back up after about 5 seconds, but I was on my way to the shoulder at the time. So no improvement, plus the problems lead to one thing... returning my ignition system to stock. This is how it remains to this day. Stock. And I race the thing competitively in Street Modified SOLO II competition. I just run Ford Motorsport wires, for a 5.0, and good, stock Motorcraft plugs. I just change my plugs twice per season. If all this doesn't comvince you, how about this. Rick Byrnes went 180 to 190-some-odd miles per hour at Bonneville in his XR, putting out 450+ hp (this was a few years ago), with the stock ignition system. If this doesn't convince you, what will?Back to the Tech Articles main page
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