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Old 06-24-2010, 08:43 PM   #1
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Default Wiring re: coil (6V)/ 1940 Ford DeLuxe Conv.

Need to replace my coil which is remoted from distributor via kit. The old coil has 2 posts, one says "Dist.", the other says "Batt."; however, in following the wires the one that says "Dist. goes to the battery, and the one that says "Batt." is wired to the distributor and that always worked very well.I am now further confused inasmuch as the new coil has only + and - markings to identify the poles and I am at a loss as to determine what should be wired to what. All help greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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+ goes to the distributor and - goes to the battery. That is if you are still running a positive ground system.
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Old 06-24-2010, 10:01 PM   #3
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Ross- thanks so much, but my car has a negative ground. Does that change your instructions?
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I think Ross will say yes.
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The wire from the coil to the distributor needs to be the same polarity as the battery ground. If your battery is negative ground use the (-) termonal to the distributer.

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Old 06-25-2010, 01:09 PM   #6
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Dear Sir ,

I thank you so much for your answer to my problem re: wiring my new coil. It is people like you and Ross that make our hobby an even greater pleasure. You are appreciated.

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