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First, what is AOTBE? That's new to me. Second, to spruce up your coil just take your favorite aluminum beverage can, cut the top and bottom off, cut it in half (length-wise) at the seam, and wrap it around your current coil. I used a Budweiser can because I liked the Budweiser Bikini Girls that were being advertised at the time (Navy days) but I think a Coors Lite would've been more appropriate :) Whatever you use, performance in your mind will increase a little, much like how it improves after giving the car a bath. But really, volks, a high ignition coil won't do too much. Horsepower/torque may increase by .5% (wild guess). Mileage will probably improve a little bit (1-2 mpg) because misfires will be lessened. Of course, you will want to use bigger spark plug wires to transfer all this extra energy, unimpeded as much as possible, to a good spark plug. I believe that if you get either a capacitive discharge (CD) or computerized coil you will gain some improvement but it will be noticeable on paper more than "by the seat of your pants". That is, torque and mileage will be better but it may not be quite as noticeable than, say, installing a turbo. With my computerized coil my mileage increased 2mpg right away (THAT made me *happy*). I know my torque improved when it came to hill climbing but the car itself didn't feel any faster. I haven't had the tools to perform any proper time trials so I can't say for sure if they would improve, however, I believe that they would but more than likely it would be under one second. Toby Erkson firstname.lastname@example.org <-- Please use this address for email '72 VW Squareback 1.6L bored and stroked to 2.0L, Berg five-speed '75 Porsche 914 1.8L, ORPCA member Portland, Oregon, http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/8501/ >-----Original Message----- >AOTBE, on a rather stock engine with twin carbs, 009 dizzy, and >Pertronics rotorooter; would one observe any significant gain from >bolting on one of these hot coils? If so, what kind of gain? > >Or, would I have to be content with the "I own a hot coil" look of >smugness on my face?