1913 Coil Box Woes

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2013: 1913 Coil Box Woes
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Karl Gilchrist on Saturday, May 25, 2013 - 04:02 am:

I Purchased my T about 6 months ago since I have had it we have been trouble shooting difficult magneto starts with the help of Ron the Coilman ( to whom I owe a big Thank you ).

To date we have replaced the coils , replaced the Timer and checked the timing and magneto output - All are good but still hard to start and ocassional miss.

On Rons advice I today replaced the coilbox wood and contacts with the Fun Products Kit. I discovered that continuity is an issue on the contacts and I am sure we have found the problem.

The Fun products kit is great However my coilbox is not. When I installed the kit I found that the Right hand coils are very tight and hard to install and I can't get the lid on with the coils in place . Reviewing the coilbox I find the right side wall is 4mm shorter than the Left -No wonder nothing lines up ! I think I have a cheap badly built repop. I will need another coilbox -Has anyone had any experience with the Swedish Reproduction Synders sells ?? Thanks Karl


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Royce in Dallas TX on Saturday, May 25, 2013 - 09:08 am:

The swedish made reproduction 1913 coil box is very high quality. I purchased one and installed the plastic wood kit from Fun Projects. A set of original 1918 or later coils were installed. I put about 10,000 miles on the car over the next 7 years.

Then Constantine drove the car from Australia to Russia without any coil box related incident.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By R.V. Anderson on Saturday, May 25, 2013 - 09:43 am:

Check to be sure that the rear panel is all the way down over the little lip at the bottom of the box. It's been discovered that on some of the early metal boxes, the pre-16s, this lip is taller than on the later ones, and the two round head brass screws that tie the plastic panels together often hit this lip and prevent the panels assembly from fully engaging in the box frame. This will cause the lid to fit poorly, and very likely could cause coil fit issues as well due the panels not in the box at a 90 degree angle. John Regan has printed up an instruction sheet addendum that addresses this issue since it has come to light.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Karl Gilchrist on Sunday, May 26, 2013 - 02:09 am:

Thanks I did have a problem with the lip but worked around that as suggested. My major problem I think is a junk coil box . I have ordered one of the Swedish ones from synders plus a new fun products kit. I unscrewed and screwed the old kit so many times trying to get things right I suspect the threads are all wollered out. Karl


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