This is an essential guide to ignition and timing, for classic car owners and restorers. Aimed at both keen amateurs and professionals alike, Ignition and Timing covers the history and evolution of the automotive ignition system, and how to fit, modify and maintain your system for optimum timing and maximum performance. Topics covered include understanding and fault-testing the coil ignition system; post-war distributors and aftermarket systems; how to fit electronic ignitions and modify the distributor, including twin-point distributors; rebuilding and maintenance; Lucas, Delco and Bosch systems; identification charts for your distributor and finally, how to achieve optimum timing and how to use a timing light.
From childhood, Colin Beever's main interests were cars and motor racing. In 1983 he joined a company supplying Lucas electrical products for classic British cars and made ignition his speciality. Through working closely with Lucas technical department, sorting out problems they had with early vintage distributors, Colin gained a wealth of knowledge and technical information, leading to his founding Retro Classic Car Parts Ltd, www.retroclassiccarparts.com.