I just purchased a 1916 Model T Roadster, The Coils Buzzed when we purchased it before starting, and since I got it home it does not Buzz and have no spark. Was it supposed to?
They don't necessarily always buzz. Depends on the position of the timer. Turn the engine over a few degrees and see if it begins to buzz.
By "it does not buzz," do you mean that none of the four coils spark? It could be a lot of things, but first check that all four are pushed firmly down in the coil box, thus making contact with the buss bar in the bottom. If the car had a bumpy ride home on the trailer, they may have come up off it.
Depends on where the timing lever is set. If it's set in the same place as before, maybe the battery is dead. If the timer is set correctly and the lever is all the way up (or near), there's no buzz.
Dang mouse. Had to change the batteries before hitting the post message button.
Coils only buzz when you have the coil box switch in the "BAT" position and the timer is on contact to ground for one of the coils. This latter event is controlled by the timer lever position on the left side of the steering column just below the steering wheel. The coils never buzz when the coil box switch is in the "MAG" position.
^ Unless it's running....... LOL .......
Should one try to teach a newby to mag start? Bud.
Maybe the battery is dead.
Actually a coil does not buzz on mag even when the motor is running on mag. A coil fires exactly once for each magneto current pulse that is presented to it.
"Click" might be a better term.
I think you have a good idea there. From now on I think I will try to explain what is happening in terms that state that coils will BUZZ on Battery and CLICK on Magneto. That is a simple and clear distinction that states there is a difference but does not require a lengthy explanation unless then requested.
thanks for the answers I have found a wire off as well, it is the positive side of the battery and it looks like it should go on the bottom right side of the coils, I tried it but still now buzzing..also tried to turn it over but still nothing and no clicking
Before you do any damage to your magneto I'd suggest you find the proper wiring diagram for your car Kerry and familiarize yourself with it. Blindly placing a positive battery wire on a 'likely' terminal may wipe out your flywheel magnets.
We can help you more if you tell use about your car's wiring. And since we're a odd bunch, we like seeing photos - lots of photos ... engine side of the firewall would help as well as a description of your wiring. Does your internal magneto work? Even if it's a pencil drawing on a napkin, it helps us to help you if we can see what you have there
Well I have tried almost everything, have gotten a few wiring schematics and followed the wiring thru the car.. looks like its all there..and the battery is fully charged. The only thing that I can't see in the schematics is the + wire on that coil post from the battery
Lowest terminal on the coil box passenger side.