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How To Crimp Spark Plug Wires

How To Crimp Spark Plug Wires

When replacing spark plug wires, it is important to use wires that fit the car’s spark plug ends. Especially for older cars, the exact wire may not be easy to find, which can create a challenge. Spark plug wires can be cut and crimped so that they fit precisely to the specific engine’s needs.

Carefully reading this article will help avoid these problems and help you choose the right PerTronix ignition products for your project.

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How To Crimp Spark Plug Wires

How To Crimp Spark Plug Wires

When replacing spark plug wires, it is important to use wires that fit the car’s spark plug ends. Especially for older cars, the exact wire may not be easy to find, which can create a challenge. Spark plug wires can be cut and crimped so that they fit precisely to the specific engine’s needs.

Carefully reading this article will help avoid these problems and help you choose the right PerTronix ignition products for your project.

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Choosing the Right Headers

Choosing the Right Headers

Choosing the right set of headers can be tricky if you don’t ask the right questions. Why? Because headers weave through your engine compartment creating a likelihood of fitment issues if you don’t have all the facts. Our combined exhaust brands bring over 150 years of experience in header design and manufacturing. Let us guide you with the considerations you should address before you ever click “Add to Cart”.

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What Are The Best Classic American Muscle Cars?

What Are The Best Classic American Muscle Cars?

It may be difficult to pinpoint which classic American muscle car is number one, but some will argue that it doesn’t matter. It’s not about ranking cars by performance or popularity - although we can all agree on some winner! Instead, we want to explore how people think about “muscle cars" and how they are ingrained in American history.

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Exhaust Drone: What Is It and How to Eliminate It?

Exhaust Drone: What Is It and How to Eliminate It?

What is that annoying sound between my ears as I’m cruising down the highway and why can’t I get it out of my head? There is nothing like the deep, throaty sound of an aftermarket exhaust system as life is breathed into it. But what if it takes on a different characteristic and all you hear is a monotone vibration that can be compared to an off-key singer and something that is usually so satisfying to hear is now oddly aggravating? Well, you can chalk that up to the dreaded exhaust drone.

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Patriot Exhaust Electronic Cutouts Installation Video

Patriot Exhaust Electronic Cutouts Installation Video

Out for a cruise or out on the track, Patriot Exhaust Electronic Cutouts give you complete control over the sound of your exhaust. The Patriot Exhaust R&D team has been hard at work perfecting our leak-free butterfly design. We didn't miss any of the details including an easy installation, wireless remote operation, and an extremely desirable price point.

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Understanding Ignition Dwell

Understanding Ignition Dwell

Dwell time is measured in the number of degrees of the distributor’s rotation through which the contacts of the points are closed. This is also known as saturation time, or the time when the coil is producing a strong magnetic field in the primary side of the coil. If the dwell time is reduced, the voltage output of the coil is weak. If the dwell time is too long (the gap barely opens), an arc can travel across the points reducing the output of the coil and even damaging the coil or points. It’s a fine balance and is why the breaker points must be adjusted correctly, which is also called setting the dwell.

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How An Ignition System Works

How An Ignition System Works

As modern vehicle features evolve, the purpose remains the same. At its core, the modern automobile is identical to that of the first car made with an internal combustion engine by Karl Benz in the 1880s: to get from one place to another faster and easier than using two legs to carry us.

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