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Having a Multiple Spark Discharge (MSD) Ignition in your ride helps your engine to burn the fuel and air supplied to your engine. Engineered by two missile experts, MSD Ignition has become the best-selling performance ignition of all time. The invention of MSD made the cycle of multiple sparks per combustion possible. MSD Ignition effectively ensures that the air and fuel mixture are fully burned out. By nature, automobiles work on the theory: the better combustion the engine performs, the more power is produced. This same formula is used by MSD Ignition products, thereby, producing horsepower in tremendous amounts.

MSD Ignition also works with the capacity discharge principle. The basic factors of this principle are produced in the well-known MSD Ignition Box which is a vital part of almost all MSD systems. But rather than just a capacitive discharge box, MSD Ignition has been similar with the top performing ignition system parts of all kinds as magnetic trigger systems, tune up parts, billet distributors, plug wires and coils.

MSD Ignition can boost power by itself. Butif this is combined with MSD Spark Plug Wires and MSD Distributor Cap, you'll achieve the performance you never dreamed of - all for a low price. MSD Distributor Caps have terminals that are brass-made to achieve the best possible conductivity feature. MSD Spark Plug Wires, one the other hand, have as much as 30 times the resistance of RF wires.

So, remember: It doesn't matter how great your exhaust, injection and intake systems are. Without MSD to light the perfect mix, all effort would just be wasted.

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  • Tips on Buying MSD Ignition & Distributor 29 August 2012

    Two missile engineers created the best-selling performance ignition of all time-the MSD Ignition. MSD stands for Multiple Spark Discharge, and the MSD Ignition has become synonymous with high-quality ignition parts of all types, including tune-up parts, billet distributors, plug wires, coils, and magnetic trigger systems. An MSD Ignition is so effective because it allows for multiple sparks per combustion cycle, ensuring the fuel/air mixture will be fully burned. That means more power. MSD Ignition parts work best together in a potent system, but they can also be added individually to an older points system to achieve modern results. Check first for MSD Ignition parts, no matter what your ignition needs.
    Even late-model cars and trucks need accurate, complete spark energy to light off the fuel/air mixture. And your best choice is the MSD Distributor Cap. An MSD Distributor Cap is made of alkyd resins that do not conduct electricity and resist carbon tracking and moisture condensation. The terminals on an MSD Distributor Cap are made of brass for the best possible conductivity and terminal gaps are precisely located to reduce spark scatter. Thick bases, molded vanes and dual hold-down mechanisms ensure a firm, accurate seating on the distributor base. If you want even more, the Pro-Cap MSD Distributor Cap uses a special Rynite resin that provides maximum strength and heat resistance for even better durability.
    MSD Spark Plug Wires are made to the same exacting specifications as other MSD products and are designed with two goals in mind: optimum power transfer and minimum RF interference. MSD Spark Plug Wires use new technological breakthroughs in spiral-core wire design to provide the lowest resistance possible while still maintaining excellent RF shielding. Super Conductor MSD Spark Plug Wires have the lowest resistance of any wire of their kind, a non solid-core street wire. They have the RF shielding of a wire with 30 times their resistance. Heli-Core MSD Spark Plug Wires are available with many of the same technologies of the Super Conductor, but are more affordable for those on a budget. All MSD Spark Plug Wires are available in custom sets for most popular applications with universal sets and bulk wire also available. Install them on your car, truck, van or SUV and see the horsepower and fuel economy improvements.
    MSD Ignition parts provide everything you need to get your vehicle going in style. You can save money over rebuilt or lesser quality parts and you'll always get more power because of the increased spark available with your MSD Ignition parts.

  • Choosing the Right MSD Product, For the Right Job 22 August 2012

    An MSD ignition box under your hood contributes to the complete burning of all the air and fuel you supply your engine

    No matter how good your intake, exhaust, and injection system is, if you don't have an MSD ignition to light the mix it's all going to waste

    MSD spark plug wires can deliver all the high voltage sparks MSD is famous for without radio interference

    You can add MSD ignition parts like caps and rotors to your HEI ignition and improve the spark without a full-bore MSD installation

    Leave it to two missile engineers to create the best-selling performance ignition of all time, but that's exactly what happened: You know their invention as the MSD ignition, which stands for multiple spark discharge. And the name says it all. An MSD ignition system is so effective because it allows for multiple sparks per combustion cycle, practically ensuring that the fuel/air mixture will be fully burned. We all know that the more complete combustion you get, the more power you produce, so that's the formula by which MSD ignition products produce horsepower. MSD ignition works off a principle called capacitive discharge, the basics of which are produced in the famous MSD ignition box that is a part of most MSD ignition systems. But MSD ignition is about much more than just the capacitive discharge box. That's because MSD ignition has become synonymous with high quality ignition parts of all types, including tune up parts, billet distributors, plug wires, coils, and magnetic trigger systems. Of course, MSD ignition parts work best when they're combined with each other into a potent system, but MSD ignition parts can also be added piecemeal to an older points system in order to achieve modern results. For all your ignition needs, check first to see if there are MSD ignition parts available. You can save money over rebuilt or lesser quality parts and you always get increased power because of the increased spark delivered by your MSD ignition parts.

    It's amazing that even on late-model cars and trucks, the distributor cap is still relied upon to provide accurate, complete spark energy to light off the fuel/air mixture (the exception being on the newest distributorless ignition systems, of course). Since the distributor cap remains such an essential component in your ignition, rely on a premium quality MSD distributor cap for your vehicle. Instead of using cheap plastics and aluminum terminals, an MSD distributor cap is constructed of alkyd resins that don't conduct any electricity and resist carbon tracking and moisture condensation. The terminals on an MSD distributor cap are brass for the best possible conductivity, and terminal gaps are precisely located on the MSD distributor cap to reduce spark scatter. Thick bases and molded vanes, along with dual hold-down mechanisms, are employed on every MSD distributor cap to ensure firm, accurate seating on the distributor base. Want more? Step up to a Pro-Cap MSD distributor cap. The Pro-Cap MSD distributor cap uses a special Rynite resin in its construction that provides maximum strength and heat resistance for even better durability. So, even if you aren't running any other MSD components, an MSD distributor cap can give you a hotter, more accurate spark, and that's one giant leap towards more horsepower and better reliability from your ignition system.

    Made to the same exacting tolerances as everything MSD supplies, MSD spark plug wires deliver the juice in a big way. MSD spark plug wires are designed with two goals in mind: Optimum power transfer and minimum RF interference. The two goals are frequently mutually exclusive, but MSD spark plug wires utilize new technological breakthroughs in spiral-core wire design to provide the lowest resistance possible while still maintaining excellent RF shielding. Super Conductor MSD spark plug wires have the lowest resistance of any wire of their kind (non solid-core street wire), but they have the RF shielding of a wire with 30 times their resistance! To give you an example of how tightly wound the coils are in these MSD spark plug wires, MSD claims that each foot of wire contains 40 feet of wound copperthat's a lot of winding. For those of you on a tighter budget, try Heli-Core MSD spark plug wires. These MSD spark plug wires feature a lot of the same technologies found in Super Conductor wires but built into more affordable MSD spark plug wires. All MSD spark plug wires are available in custom sets for most popular applications, with universal sets and bulk wire also available. Give your spark plugs a special delivery of high voltage the best way you know how: Install MSD spark plug wires on your car, truck, van, or SUV and see horsepower and fuel economy improvements.