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The Ignition SystemThe basic principle of the electrical spark ignition system has not changed for over 75 years. What has changed is the method by which the spark is created. The automobile has evolved from a mechanical system (distributor) to a solid state electronic system. Both systems control a low voltage primary A Short Course on Ignition SystemsThe ignition system sends an extremely high voltage to the spark plug in each cylinder when the piston is at the top of its compression stroke. The tip of each spark plug contains a gap that the voltage must jump across in order to reach ground. That is where the What is a Distributor?Before we get into distributor replacement, let’s talk about what a distributor is. You may have never heard of a distributor before, especially if you’re a young Millennial or a member of Generation Z.