1509 Carlyle Road
Bartelso, IL 62218
Mon & Fri: 8am-5pm, Tue-Thus: 8am-6pm, Sat: 9am-12pm, Sun: CLOSED
Sat: 10am - 2pm
MSD Ignition automotive parts are available to you in St. Louis, IL at Carl's 4-Wheel Drive and Performance Center! Find all the MSD Ignition accessories you need including Alternator, Distributor, Distributor Cap, Distributor Cap and Rotor, Distributor Drive Gear, Distributor Rotor, Ignition Coil, Ignition Control Module, Ignition Crank Trigger Kit, Ignition Wire Harness, RPM Module, Shirt, Spark Plug Boot Kit, Spark Plug Wire Set, Starter, and much more!
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Autotronic Controls Corp. (ACC) was founded in 1970 as a research and development company by two engineers from White Sands (New Mexico) Missile Range. The men and their other partners were working on a lean burn fuel system called the Electrasonic Fuel Induction system to help fuel economy of new and older automobiles. As the new fuel system was being perfected, the air/fuel mixture was becoming so lean that it was difficult for conventional breaker points and early electronic ignitions to ignite it. The men of ACC then started investigating a new ignition system by using modern technology called capacitive discharge (CD). The CD design opened another door for the ignition, the capability to spark multiple times. ACC has produced the best performing and most popular performance ignitions for over 20 years. The high energy spark of the CD design combined with multiple sparks resulted in a potent ignition. Not only did the multiple spark discharge (MSD) ignite the lean fuel mixture, it made overall improvements in the engine's performance! Improved starting, smooth idle, less emissions and more power are benefits every car and truck can take advantage of, especially race cars. Professional racers learned of the new MSD quickly and soon word spread throughout the racing world. Since then, MSD Ignition Controls have gone on to be the ignition of choice of the top professional drivers in NHRA, IHRA, NASCAR, World of Outlaws, DIRT, SCORE, IDBA and many more. Together, our team designs, develops, tests and manufactures the entire line of MSD products including Ignition Controls, Coils, Timing Accessories and Spark Plug Wires and Accessories. MSD, housed in three buildings includes four engine dynos, two chassis dynos, complete CNC and machining centers, modern shipping and packaging areas plus assembly and burn-in departments.
Seeing the desperate need for a supplier and a knowledgeable source for 4-wheel drive and performance parts for his local area, Carl's can be considered being on the ground floor of the industry. For over 32 years, he and his knowledgeable staff have taken that one customer the day he opened and expanded their customer base to now include thousands of satisfied customers, not only local, but across the region and states. Now serving them in an 8000 square foot facility and unlimited parts access, the satisfaction and friendship of our customers is the foundation on which the company stands.
With the explosion of so called dealers and internet companies wanting to sell you a suspension kit and etc. and are recommending to you the product they think you should put on your $40,000.00 vehicle while sitting in their skivvies at the kitchen table (office), think twice. If we do not have the answer or the product you need for your application, we will tell you and lead you in the right direction.