By: Kenne Bell
Time Required: 1 hour (approximately)
Skill Level: Intermediate - You should have "above average" mechanical knowledge/experience to attempt this installation.
Recommended for high cylinder pressure (turbocharged, supercharged, nitrous). The ignition system market has changed. The new domestic and import engines no longer use a distributor with one coil. Instead, there are multiple coils - one (1) for each cylinder. Some engines even have a coil mounted on the individual spark plugs. CD ignitions use the high voltage ''short spark'' principle whereas the BOOST-A-SPARK™ incorporates the preferred higher energy ''long spark'' (2500 microseconds vs. 200 for CD's.
Kenne Bell, The Innovators, has done it again!
The FIRST high energy non CD system designed specifically for the new 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 cylinder engines. And it's cockpit adjustable from 0-50% to handle any boost or rpm. You are in total control. The revolutionary adjustable Kenne Bell BOOST-A-SPARK™ merely taps in on one (1) wire and supplies all the energy your engine needs. All stock modern day engines have great ignition systems for start up, idle, part throttle, fuel economy etc.
It's at WIDE OPEN THROTTLE where they're marginal. We activate our hot ignition only where it's really needed - at wide open throttle or in boost. In fact, it produces so much energy you may have to turn it down if the plug wires aren't in good shape. And it works equally well on ALL engines, not just the ''coil'' engines. Forget the rhetoric and magazine ads and let's tell it like it really is.
Never buy an ignition system for your late model ''coil'' vehicle because you think it will make more HP, help start ups, increase throttle response or improve fuel economy. It will not.
You add an ignition system to guarantee it wll fire at higher rpm or boost levels. The Cobra's ignition (see below) was not igniting all the fuel mixture at 8 psi above 2500 rpm. We activated the BOOST-A-SPARK™ at 3 psi and made 50HP.