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Old 08-25-2019, 12:14 PM   #1
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Default Napa ech fa5

Bought a new condenser for my ‘34 a couple of months ago with the intention of installing it on my coil to replace the original condenser. It was an FA5 condenser from NAPA.
In this months “V8 Times” Frank Schmidt in his article “Parts is Parts” says that the FA5 from NAPA is not the right condenser for 1932 -1936 Ford.
Anyone have an idea what condenser would work well?

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Old 08-25-2019, 01:32 PM   #2
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NAPA IH-200 works well with flatheads.
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Old 08-25-2019, 02:05 PM   #3
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FA5 is for a Model A.


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Old 08-25-2019, 04:30 PM   #4
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Here is a page from an old Echlin catalog for reference.


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Old 08-26-2019, 07:48 AM   #5
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Condensor capacity is tuned to the coils inductance and design.

The early Fords used a .36 mfd condensor ( strap points and helmet coil)
Then they changed to the individual contacts ( two as a pair) and dropped the capacity to .25 mfd , then the crab (42-48) used a remote coil and used the same points set with a .25 mfd condensor .
You really cant just put a random condensor on the vehicle without making the point life shorter...
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Old 08-26-2019, 08:53 AM   #6
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So Jim, is the NAPA IH 200 a .36 mfd condenser? If not is there one that you would recommend that will still maintain the original look?

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