Ignition System

Mustang Ignition System 1964-2014

Ignition System

Is your Mustang running roughly? It's possibly a problem with the Mustang Ignition System, which could include problems with one or more of several different parts on your Mustang. CJ Pony Parts, however, has every part that you could need to repair or rebuild your Mustang ignition system, so your Mustang can regain a nice, smooth, efficient ride. Check out the hundreds of parts available and make your order today.

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Ford Mustang Ignition System

One of the keys to getting power from your Mustang's engine is the components included in the Mustang ignition system, which ignites the fuel and air mixture that the Mustang intake manifold and Mustang fuel lines provide to the cylinders. The Mustang ignition system consists of more than a few components that all work together to provide a high voltage spark that ignites that fuel/air mixture in the cylinder chamber, which provides enough force to push the piston down to provide power to your Mustang.

The Mustang ignition system starts with the battery. The battery sends a steady charge through the ignition coil, through the points and looping back to the battery. This steady current forms a magnetic field within the ignition coil's core, which in turn forms the energy bank that is used for the spark. Another component in the Mustang ignition system is the distributor. When the engine is turning, the cam inside the distributor also turns. This element of the Mustang ignition system continues to turn until the engine reaches the high point of the compression cycle, which causes the breaker points to open. When the points, another component of the Mustang ignition system, open, the magnetic field breaks down, which causes a build up of voltage in the ignition coil. This electrical charge is released to the distributor cap, which distributes the charge to the correct Mustang spark plug that is ready to ignite the fuel/air mixture in a cylinder.

Today, many components of the Mustang ignition system have been modernized. For example, some of these Mustang ignition system components can be replaced with electronic ignitions, which is more reliable than the old points/distributor Mustang ignition systems. Many classic Mustang owners are switching to these types of Mustang ignition systems. Even more modernized Mustang Ignition System use the car's computer to control spark, which is even easier.