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Old 07-04-2018, 02:40 PM   #1
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Default Bosch (blue can coil) for 6v

Read where I can substitute blue Bosch (?) can coil for my stock 42 crab distributor coil. Sounds like an easy swap (and cheaper but not stock) after making a bracket to hold it. Any weird stuff to look out for? Is the blue coil 6V ? Thanks
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Old 07-04-2018, 02:48 PM   #2
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Default Re: Bosch (blue can coil) for 6v

Im pretty sure the bosch coil has an internal resistor ,so you would by pass the one under the dash . I did the same thing on my 40 coupe.
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Im pretty sure the bosch coil has an internal resistor ,so you would by pass the one under the dash . I did the same thing on my 40 coupe.
I believe that these are a true 6V coil with no ballast resistor, but you do still need to bypass the ignition resistor.
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Default Re: Bosch (blue can coil) for 6v

The Bosch 012 blue coil I'm running on the 8ba in my '39 is 12 volt with an internal resistor. Bosch makes a "blue coil" in 6 volts but its now silver, part number 0 221 124 001.
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Old 07-04-2018, 04:11 PM   #5
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Default Re: Bosch (blue can coil) for 6v

No resistor is required with a 6v coil assuming it is around 1.5 ohms.
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Default Re: Bosch (blue can coil) for 6v

http://www2.cip1.com/ProductDetails....-0-221-124-001

Here are the specs.
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