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Old 10-25-2020, 08:27 AM   #1
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Default Source for epoxy-filled 6 volt coil ?

None of the parts suppliers selling replacement 6 volt coils provide any detail or specify whether oil of epoxy filled.

What is considered to be the best replacement 6 v coil available ?

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Old 10-25-2020, 08:45 AM   #2
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Try FS Ignitions, may be able to help. I am running their ignition system.
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Old 10-25-2020, 09:25 AM   #3
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Pertronix offers both one point five and three OHM coils in either epoxy or oil filled versions .. The one point five OHM coil works with a six volt system . The three OHM version is for twelve volt systems . This is a performance coil that looks exactly like other replacement coils . You get instant starts and power that a person can feel . If the extra power frightens a person , they won't have to press the accelerator pedal quiet as far . I use these coils on all of my model A's The Pertronix coil was the best forty dollars that I have ever spent for a performance part .
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Old 10-25-2020, 09:32 AM   #4
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Pertronic 40111 1.5 ohms epoxy filled is what I am using. No issues over five years.
https://www.summitracing.com/search/...ronics%2040111
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Old 10-25-2020, 04:58 PM   #5
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I took Purdy's advice and got a Petronix epoxy filled coil, the "Flame Thrower." Let me just say, as usual, Purdy knoweth of what he speaketh.
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Old 10-25-2020, 05:31 PM   #6
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Old 10-25-2020, 07:04 PM   #7
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I took Purdy's advice and got a Petronix epoxy filled coil, the "Flame Thrower." Let me just say, as usual, Purdy knoweth of what he speaketh.

Double-ditto.........


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Thanks Bob-A !!!
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Old 10-25-2020, 09:06 PM   #9
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Pertronic 40111 1.5 ohms epoxy filled is what I am using. No issues over five years.
https://www.summitracing.com/search/...ronics%2040111
Four years for me......... quicker start IMO
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Pertronic 40111 1.5 ohms epoxy filled is what I am using. No issues over five years.
https://www.summitracing.com/search/...ronics%2040111
I've had a Pertronic coil fail on me before it was very old. Just another coil, IMO - no better than one made in China. Maybe they are. Hmmm.
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Old 10-26-2020, 10:04 AM   #11
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Something else is more than likely wrong .
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Old 10-26-2020, 04:05 PM   #12
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Something else is more than likely wrong .
But what else could be wrong?? The car is 12 volt as was the coil. With no changes to anything, the replacement coil is still going fine after 7 years. The pertronic one lasted a few months.
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Default Re: Source for epoxy-filled 6 volt coil ?

Thanks for all the comments. I’m going to try the 6V Pertronic epoxy-filled coil, but will carry the original 90-year old coil as a back up.....or should I do it the other way around??

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Old 10-26-2020, 06:16 PM   #14
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Pertronic 40111 1.5 ohms epoxy filled is what I am using. No issues over five years.
https://www.summitracing.com/search/...ronics%2040111
Good to know, going thru this very issue,,, thanks for the advice I'll try one.

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Old 10-27-2020, 06:20 AM   #15
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Anything can fail at any time. Coils included.

I just went thru something similar with condensers. 5 bad ones which some said couldn't happen. The 'burn-proof' maker must have had a bad batch.
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I have had excellent results for fourteen years with the Pertronix coils . There can be duds with any part that is offered . .

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Old 10-28-2020, 08:25 PM   #17
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Thanks for all the comments. Iím going to try the 6V Pertronic epoxy-filled coil, but will carry the original 90-year old coil as a back up.....or should I do it the other way around??

Jim
I recently installed a Pertronix 40111 1.5 ohm epoxy coil and the ccpu has never run better.....

I like it so much I got one for my '51 CJ-3a.....it too runs great...

Keep the old coil as a spare that you know will work if needed.

Randy...

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Old 10-29-2020, 06:00 AM   #18
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Seems like everyone is on the hunt for something that didn't even exist for a useful purpose until the 1940's (epoxy). How did people get by for the previous 12 years, if a 90 year old coil is good enough for a spare - doesn't make sense.

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Old 10-29-2020, 06:34 AM   #19
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Doesn't make sense ? Why doesn't it ?

Oil coils don't like to be tipped upside down [ neither do I ] and tar coils aren't made anymore. Epoxy is just a modern substitute.
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Oil coils don't like to be tipped upside down [ neither do I ] and tar coils aren't made anymore. Epoxy is just a modern substitute.

Nailed it!
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