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Old 07-16-2016, 09:45 AM   #1
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I thought this was different..... Mark
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Old 07-16-2016, 10:28 AM   #2
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That is definitely some ingenuity ,
Amazing he dreamed it up in 1953!
Probably a very high maintenance system though.
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Old 07-16-2016, 10:57 AM   #3
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Wow, what's amazing is that it was the first Autorama I attended free of charge because my '36 Ford was being used by me as a traveling billboard to advertise the show.
Needless to say I don't remember the car.
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Old 07-16-2016, 11:41 AM   #4
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I'll see if I can get Bubba to make me one of those!
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Old 07-16-2016, 11:56 AM   #5
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I was thinking of something similar using 8 Pertronix Ignitor II modules in the stock distributor. Each module would fire it's own coil. Then I found this company:
http://compu-tronix.com/DIS8.htm
Not cheap, but a clean install. The coil packs could be mounted on the firewall or on each side of the engine. Anywhere really.
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Old 07-16-2016, 12:24 PM   #6
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Nice to know they include flatheads, if it comes with the coils and wires then that's not really a bad price.
Have you seen how much some of the single cyl coils cost each?
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>>>Have you seen how much some of the single cyl coils cost each? >>>

Less than $10 each for a set of 8 with free shipping from Amazon. 8^)

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Old 07-16-2016, 05:12 PM   #8
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Back in the mid 50's I was at the stock car track in Key west Fl. We ran a Jalopy, junker. Just for fun, But the big boys ran Midifieds and money was no object. There was several cars there that had coils on each spark plug. and the used something like the Modle T distributor
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Old 07-16-2016, 07:19 PM   #9
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>>>Have you seen how much some of the single cyl coils cost each? >>>

Less than $10 each for a set of 8 with free shipping from Amazon. 8^)

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I was thinking of the ones we do most at work, the Ford 5.4 coils, about $75 each. Times 8 = $600
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Old 07-16-2016, 07:52 PM   #10
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>>>I was thinking of the ones we do most at work, the Ford 5.4 coils, about $75 each. Times 8 = $600 >>>

Hmmmm? Seems way high! What year?

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Old 07-16-2016, 08:11 PM   #11
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06 pickup, remember, I'm in Alaska, everything is more expensive here.
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Old 07-16-2016, 08:36 PM   #12
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A friend of mine had to replace the coils in his Ford Explorer, and I seem to remember he got some after market units at a real good price (less than $75 for 8 coils). They worked fine. OEM parts can be verrry expensive if you buy the wrong stuff from the wrong place.
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Old 07-16-2016, 08:40 PM   #13
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My boy made a similar setup on his 6 cyl torana,made all his own crank trigger etc,a really nice setup.
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Back in the mid 50's I was at the stock car track in Key west Fl. We ran a Jalopy, junker. Just for fun, But the big boys ran Midifieds and money was no object. There was several cars there that had coils on each spark plug. and the used something like the Modle T distributor

I haven't fully thunk it out yet. But in the old days a 2 lobe distributor cam breaking 4 individual point sets should've been able trigger 4 pairs of coils on a V8 with a wasted exhaust-stroke spark. AOT, a lot easier to trigger coils now with all this new-fangled electronic stuff. 8^)

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Old 07-17-2016, 01:49 AM   #15
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Well, all Model T's came with 4 coils, one for each cylinder. Just copy that design and up it to 8 coils.
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