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Old 04-03-2020, 06:01 PM   #1
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Can somebody tell me how this coil bracket works? What does it volt to? Does anybody have a picture of it installed?
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Old 04-03-2020, 06:12 PM   #2
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Looks familiar. But maybe more like a horn bracket? Is this a quiz? 8^) Jack E/NJ
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Old 04-03-2020, 06:15 PM   #3
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It bolts to the left front of the intake manifold and holds an original type coil
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Old 04-03-2020, 06:15 PM   #4
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Old 04-03-2020, 06:37 PM   #5
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How about some REAL pictures? DD













.and the coil that mounts to the bracket!



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Old 04-03-2020, 07:16 PM   #6
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Thanks so much V8Coopman.
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Ok well that sums up buying one, did not know they were for the original style coil. What are you guys doing when running a modern coil on a 59A engine? My coil wire is pretty short so the modern coil would have to be in around the same spot.
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I'd fashion some sort of round (coil-sized) clamp that bolts to those two holes....easy peazy! DD
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Old 04-03-2020, 08:18 PM   #9
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How about some REAL pictures? DD













.and the coil that mounts to the bracket!



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The new looking coil in the bottom picture looks like
SKIP rebuild, that's how he would mark 6 volts on
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Old 04-04-2020, 09:52 AM   #10
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Make the coil wire longer??
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Old 04-04-2020, 10:59 AM   #11
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I'd fashion some sort of round (coil-sized) clamp that bolts to those two holes....easy peazy! DD
X2- take a look at the universal brackets used on the modern round coils. Some have slotted holes and may bolt right up to the earlier bracket.
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Old 04-04-2020, 11:26 AM   #12
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Didn't Mcmimm in Tennessee post he had some original 39 type
coil brackets. I think he wanted $18.00 each. You don't want
some abortion hanging on the front of your engine. G.M.
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Old 04-04-2020, 11:46 AM   #13
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Well, this might help you. I am not sure how Coopman found my old pictures, but that is my spare green flathead on a cart and here is pictures of my 27 roadster using that same bracket and a newer style coil like Coopman recommended. Go figure.
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Well, this might help you. I am not sure how Coopman found my old pictures, but that is my spare green flathead on a cart and here is pictures of my 27 roadster using that same bracket and a newer style coil like Coopman recommended. Go figure.

Ha...You know what they say...once you post it on the internet, it's there FOREVER! So be careful about posting pics of frolicking-around with all your girlfriends! But seriously, the "SEARCH" function is priceless. I merely typed-in "1948 coil bracket" and your pics were some of several that popped-up. Much appreciated, too! And OH YEAH, great minds obviously think alike!! DD
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Ha...You know what they say...once you post it on the internet, it's there FOREVER! So be careful about posting pics of frolicking-around with all your girlfriends! But seriously, the "SEARCH" function is priceless. I merely typed-in "1948 coil bracket" and your pics were some of several that popped-up. Much appreciated, too! And OH YEAH, great minds obviously think alike!! DD
Thanks Coop. Ya, you did good. Hope they help vanspeed. Luckily no girl friend pictures but me and the wife????????? Now you got me wondering. Well i better double check now. Thanks and stay safe. Mark.
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Default Re: Coil bracket? 42 and up

Thanks for the help on this guys. I know have an idea that I think will work. I cannot use the original style bracket with a modern one the way zzlegend has because my early 21 stud has a waterpump right there. No worries, I will fan something up.
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I made a little bracket to mount a modern coil on our 34 before I found out about Skips coils, If you want I will drag it out and get a pic of it
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I really enjoy making brackets. With a little planning, they are usually less than a one day project, and when they come out the way you want, very satisfying. I had a field day when I put the hemi in my dirt modified.
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I really enjoy making brackets. With a little planning, they are usually less than a one day project, and when they come out the way you want, very satisfying. I had a field day when I put the hemi in my dirt modified.

Me TOO! I've always taken pride in my ability to envision, and then fabricate a bracket to perform some necessary function. It's even better when it's appropriate to make a bracket or fitting out of aluminum, as I love doing fine, hand-finish work with a file to "make-pretty". DD
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The new looking coil in the bottom picture looks like
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Shouldn't the coil wires be attached with Ford tube nuts and not hex heads?
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