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Old 04-30-2018, 07:45 PM   #1
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The best coil to use on a 1949 Ford with a 8BA Engine with the original distributor set up? Thanks very much!
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Old 04-30-2018, 11:24 PM   #2
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Go to Napa and get a 6 volt coil for a 49 ford. or any new old stock.
One good thing they don,t need a resister.
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Old 04-30-2018, 11:30 PM   #3
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I was at NAPA today per chance looking for the same thing, a coil for an 8BA.
They have one, Part #IC-7SB. It is 6-Volt and says right on the coil "No external resistor required". $19.99
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Old 05-01-2018, 08:52 AM   #4
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Thanks to all!
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Old 05-01-2018, 08:55 AM   #5
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When it says on a coil "no external resister required "does that indicate the coil has 3ohms of RESISTENCE?. Thanks,
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Old 05-01-2018, 08:58 AM   #6
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Do you have a decent multi-meter? If you don't, you should. They would allow you to immediately answer this question. In addition they, are invaluable if you are doing any electrical work on your vehicle. A good one will set you back maybe $20.
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Old 05-01-2018, 09:02 AM   #7
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When it says on a coil "no external resister required "does that indicate the coil has 3ohms of RESISTENCE?. Thanks,
Bob
It would be 3.0 ohms on a 12v coil, but this is a 6v coil, so 1.5 ohms.
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Old 05-01-2018, 03:56 PM   #8
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Take there word for it that its good. No testing needed.
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Old 05-01-2018, 04:23 PM   #9
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The volt meter wasn't to test the coil, he was currous about the ohms rating.
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