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CSI Ignition is the ultimate electronic distributor and the ideal upgrade for your classic car. With CSI Ignition you will have no maintenance costs and your fuel consumption will decrease. It's easy to install and the CSI ignition has the same original look as the original components.

The many years of experience of our partner, CSI Ignition, allowed them to create the ultimate quality CSI Ignition.

The Classic Sport Ignition is developed for the classic race and rally sport and has proved its versatility in Monte-Carlo Rally Historic, Wintertrail, Tulip Rally, Carrera Copacabana and Amsterdam-Beijing Rally, amongst others.

CSI Ignition is available for our complete range of British brands,
but also for some non-British brands. Visit our landing page for a complete overview.

Electronic ignition systems have become increasingly popular for British classic cars such as the Austin Healey, Morris Minor, classic Mini, MG, Jaguar E-type, Jaguar MK2, Jaguar Daimler, XJS, XJ6-12, Triumph 2-3-3A-4-4A, TR5-250-6, Aston Martin, and MG T Type. The benefits of electronic ignition include improved reliability, better fuel efficiency, and smoother operation. In this text, we will take a closer look at electronically CSI ignition for classic cars and the advantages of using this technology.

Firstly, let us explain what electronic ignition is. Electronic ignition systems replace the traditional points and condenser in the distributor with an electronic module. The module controls the timing and duration of the spark, and it does not suffer from the wear and tear that points and condensers are subjected to. This results in more accurate and consistent ignition timing and eliminates the need for regular points and condenser replacement.

There are two types of electronic ignition systems: Inductive and Capacitive Discharge. Inductive systems are the most common type, and they use a magnetic pickup coil in the distributor to sense the passing of a metal reluctor wheel. This signal is sent to the module, which then triggers the ignition coil to produce a spark. Capacitive discharge systems, on the other hand, use a capacitor to store and discharge energy to the ignition coil. Capacitive discharge systems are typically more expensive but provide a hotter spark and are better suited for high-performance applications.
One of the primary advantages of electronic ignition is improved reliability. Points and condensers are prone to wear and require regular maintenance to ensure reliable operation. Electronic ignition systems do not have these components, and therefore, they are much more reliable. Additionally, electronic ignition systems can operate at a wider range of temperatures and altitudes than traditional systems, making them ideal for use in classic cars.

Another significant advantage of electronic ignition is better fuel efficiency. Electronic ignition systems provide a more consistent and precise spark, which allows the engine to burn fuel more efficiently. This results in better fuel economy and reduced emissions. Additionally, electronic ignition systems allow for more precise ignition timing adjustments, which can further improve fuel economy.

Electronic ignition systems also provide smoother operation. Points and condensers can cause misfires and rough running due to their wear and tear. Electronic ignition systems eliminate these issues and provide a smooth and consistent spark. This results in better acceleration and a more enjoyable driving experience.
Finally, electronic ignition systems are relatively easy to install. They typically come with detailed instructions and require only basic tools to install. Additionally, most electronic ignition systems are designed to fit directly into the original distributor housing, making installation even easier.

In conclusion, electronic ignition systems are a great upgrade for classic British cars such as the Austin Healey, Morris Minor, classic Mini, MG, Jaguar E-type, Jaguar MK2, Jaguar Daimler, XJS, XJ6-12, Triumph 2-3-3A-4-4A, TR5-250-6, Aston Martin, and MG T Type. They provide improved reliability, better fuel efficiency, smoother operation, and are relatively easy to install. If you are looking to upgrade your classic car's ignition system, an electronic ignition system is definitely worth considering.