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Old 03-27-2020, 06:50 AM   #1
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Where do I get a good coil for my 49 Ford? Napa coil only lasted a year. Does anyone sell better ones?


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Old 03-27-2020, 10:34 AM   #2
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Skip Haney rebuilds original coils and guarantees them for 3 years: http://www.fordcollector.com/coils.htm
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Skip Haney rebuilds original coils and guarantees them for 3 years: http://www.fordcollector.com/coils.htm
Skip only does from 1932 to 1948 coils. You could
get a 48 Ford coil and use the correct resister.
You will also need a mounting bracket. G.M.
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Old 03-27-2020, 05:04 PM   #4
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Where do I get a good coil for my 49 Ford? Napa coil only lasted a year. Does anyone sell better ones?


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What coil failed? There is more than one coil option available from NAPA.
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Old 03-27-2020, 05:34 PM   #5
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Bosh coils seem to have a good rep.
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Old 03-27-2020, 05:52 PM   #6
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Napa coils are pretty good. We are all assuming you are running a 6 volt system. If the car has been converted to 12 volts, I would expect to have trouble with an original type coil.

I needed a coil for a '51 Olds (which is still 6 volt). I found one on Rock Auto (of all places) and it was made in the USA and seems to be a good unit.
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Old 03-27-2020, 06:27 PM   #7
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Hab,
When you go back to NAPA be sure to mention you want and ECHLIN COIL
6v IC 7
12v IC 14
As mentioned the primo 12v coiul is the BOSCH BLUE 00012....NAPA IC 64


These coils have internal resistors. With pos ground + on the coil goes to dist,
neg ground - goes to the dist
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PS This info pirated from Bubba , and used successfully be me
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Old 03-27-2020, 09:27 PM   #8
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Charlie: when should you use a coil with built in resistor and when donít you


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Old 03-27-2020, 09:57 PM   #9
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I've checked some of the O/P's posts, and believe he is still 6 volts, but we can't be sure. "Habusasailor", can you give us some more information about your car? Specifically is it still 6 volts or has it been converted to 12 volts?
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Old 03-27-2020, 11:37 PM   #10
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It somewhat depends on how everything set up. With a by-pass wired up when the starter is energized full voltage is applied to the coil. Cranking the starter lowers the voltage to the coil and the by-pass provides higher voltage to make it easier to start. Even without the by-pass a ballast resistor provides a higher voltage to the coil when cold and increases resistance as it heat up. A separate coil with a ballast resistor was the common factory set up. Built in resistance is simpler to set up. That is also part of why Ford used a ballast resistor on the earlier 6v coils.
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Old 03-29-2020, 02:20 AM   #11
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Sorry for not telling the whole story up front, it is 6v. POS ground


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