? about 1911 Heinze coils

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2013: ? about 1911 Heinze coils
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Hatch on Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 09:53 am:

Guys: Do the early Heinze coils have caps that go bad in them like the later (1913+) coils do? If so, what size is it? Thanks, Dan


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Larry Smith on Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 11:30 am:

Dan: Check with Randall Anderson.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Willie K Cordes on Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 01:16 pm:

I would guess that the capacitors are about the same size and voltage as later coils.
The purpose of the capacitor is spark suppression. This prevents points from getting damaged very early in their life. (slows the damage, does not stop it completely)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By R.V. Anderson on Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 08:36 pm:

The Heinze coils used the same foil and paper capacitor as its contemporaries. Few if any are functional after 100+ years.


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