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Old 01-27-2019, 02:57 PM   #1
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Default 1952 ford inline 6/ 6 volt positive system 215 motor

Hello everyone here. I have a question on the electrical system of my car. I was doing some rewiring yesterday and noticed that the wire coming off the negative side of the coil is connected to the dist. The car is running great but just wanted to make sure that this is ok. I have always heard that if its not broke,don't fix it. Let me know what you guys think about this.
Since its a positive ground system,I thought that the wire going to the dist. from the coil should be the positive wire but not sure.Let me know what you guys think about this. Thanks for your help.
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Old 01-27-2019, 03:46 PM   #2
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Default Re: 1952 ford inline 6/ 6 volt positive system 215 motor

The coil is connected backwards, the (+) terminal should be connected to the distributor. They will run with reversed polarity, but it greatly reduces the ignition performance.
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Old 01-27-2019, 06:06 PM   #3
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Default Re: 1952 ford inline 6/ 6 volt positive system 215 motor

A polarity check with either the pencil lead method or a Sparklite tester if a person wants to know for sure. In the 6-volt era, a lot of coils were marked Dist on one terminal and Bat on the other but that changed in the 12-volt era. Generally it would be the + side that is connected to the breaker points but I don't trust the 3rd world manufacturers to know the difference or care it it's correct or not. The way the primary coil is connected to the other end of the secondary coil inside there is what makes the difference. Here is an old link. https://mgaguru.com/mgtech/ignition/ig104.htm
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