There is a HCCT on T-Bay with no reserve. Seller does not know what it is.
Bob, is that a good price?
Bill, It will probably go for double that.
I would much rather build my own, which I did for less than 30 bucks. I like the coil box mounted up high so the points will be easier to adjust. Probably a good price if you just want a original piece. KB
Keith, your just being frugal so you can buy more T parts (which is a good thing). I had a guy comment one time that he would rather have 'an original' than a home made unit. My response was, "that's just you, your coils could care less". Drew a blank look. He was convinced that the original would be more accurate.
HCCT accuracy (Original or Homemade) is all in the meter.
You got it Bob, I lucked out got a new old stock large triplett off e bay for 10 bucks. Had first tried a small import meter and the needle was all over the place. KB
Another good T-Bay meter is the Weston model 433. It occasionally comes along with a 2.0 or 2.5 Amp scale. These are precision lab meters and are about 5" x 5" so they are quite readable.
With patent dates of '95 and '98 how did he know what the 1908 Model T Ford magneto would look like?
The Weston model 156 meter was a commercial Weston product long before the Model T. The Weston catalog lists a 0-2 Amp model of the 156. Henry just had a custom scale card made for it.
Weston made a very high quality meter for the HCCT. I would equate the Weston meter to a Rolex watch and the Jewell meter to a Timex
I have that exact same HCCT in my goodie stash.