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Old 10-09-2017, 10:11 AM   #1
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Default Crab Condenser relocation

I have seen on some previous posts, where they relocate the ('42 - '48) crab distributor condenser to an area up near the coil, in a more accessible area.

Having the recent occasion(s) to replace my condenser (mounted on the distributor) along the roadside has made me think of that.

Any potential problems I should be aware of doing this?

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Old 10-09-2017, 12:39 PM   #2
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Default Re: Crab Condenser relocation

Will work just fine anywhere you , mount it on point side wire from coil.

However the electronic guys always want it next to the distributor close to the point set its protecting......
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Old 10-09-2017, 03:04 PM   #3
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Default Re: Crab Condenser relocation

Do you mean on top of the coil with the wire coming from the distributor?
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Old 10-09-2017, 04:49 PM   #4
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Here's a picture.
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Old 10-09-2017, 05:11 PM   #5
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Had mine there for 15 years.
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Old 10-09-2017, 06:16 PM   #6
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Do you mean on top of the coil with the wire coming from the distributor?

yes like pic
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Old 10-09-2017, 08:02 PM   #7
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please remind me of the NAPA part numbers for the coil & condenser.
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Old 10-09-2017, 10:02 PM   #8
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EdB,
Coil is Napa part# ECH IC7
Condenser is Napa part# ECH FA54
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Old 10-09-2017, 10:15 PM   #9
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Default Re: Crab Condenser relocation

That's a great idea. Now if only we could mount the distributor up near the head where we could access it.....
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yes like pic
Where does one find a coil mounting bracket like the one in the picture.

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Old 10-10-2017, 06:50 AM   #11
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That's a great idea. Now if only we could mount the distributor up near the head where we could access it.....
Believe Ford did that starting in 49!
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Old 10-10-2017, 09:28 AM   #12
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Believe Ford did that starting in 49!
It was meant as humorous, but I DO think I have seen a picture of a crab installed on a post somewhere.
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Old 10-10-2017, 07:43 PM   #13
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I was trying to find the old picture of a model a with a guy and a couple ladies. It clearly shows a 4 banger model a motor with a half a helmet distributor mounted on it. All I found from google was new hot rod model a's.

No real value to this thread but its a neat picture and shows you can do a lot of different stuff if you have some time and a good imagination.

found it... a life magazine cover. Guess it was two dudes and a lady. Looks like them kids be having fun.

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Old 10-14-2017, 06:35 AM   #14
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Great pic!!
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