Rebuild kits for brass top coils

Topics Last Day Last Week Tree View    Getting Started Formatting Troubleshooting Program Credits    New Messages Keyword Search Contact Moderators Edit Profile Administration
Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2013: Rebuild kits for brass top coils
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Scott Conger on Friday, October 25, 2013 - 12:16 pm:

I would appreciate a PM or otherwise make contact with the person/organization that makes the rebuild kits for Ford/KW brass top coils. Thank you.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Gregush Portland Oregon on Friday, October 25, 2013 - 10:19 pm:

http://www.modeltford.com/item/5008INXE.aspx


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Thomas Mullin on Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 01:29 am:

Wow, $65.00 to rebuild one coil. Spend a little more and get a professionally rebuilt brass top coil from Fun Projects. I just received five coils from Fun Projects and they are beautiful.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Charlie B actually in Toms River N.J. on Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 09:54 am:

What exactly do you need? I just completed one, and though it might not happen to you, all that I needed was the points. removed/buffed the brass,(top, nuts, spacers, the works) replaced the capacitor & re-finished the case. That kit contains a lot of stuff that with some care you could avoid ruining and re-use.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By R.V. Anderson on Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 12:05 pm:

It's the early style points that make it so spendy. They are handmade, one at a time, and the tooling with the integral KW stamp wasn't exactly donated to the builder. These kits are for show cars or fussy restorers. The kits with the later points are about half the price.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Charlie B actually in Toms River N.J. on Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 12:16 pm:

If you have the screw type lower point mount be advised that the newer crimped type lower point has the crimp holes in the same position as the screws. Drill out remove & install on the screw mount. Here's the finished product. It was painted and covered with "stuff" on top. Again, this was my first brass top and I was able to save everything but the points.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Charlie B actually in Toms River N.J. on Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 12:16 pm:

If you have the screw type lower point mount be advised that the newer crimped type lower point has the crimp holes in the same position as the screws. Drill out remove & install on the screw mount. Here's the finished product. It was painted and covered with "stuff" on top. Again, this was my first brass top and I was able to save everything but the points.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John F. Regan on Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 12:24 pm:

A subtle warning. Unlike the regular wood Ford and KW coils, the upper brass points bridge must have insulating washers on both sides of it at the adjuster thumb screw location. One above and one below. Also the points need to be centered on the adjuster screw so as not to touch it. In the above picture the upper fiber washer is visible but what may not be visible is the very necessary fiber washer on the underside of that bridge. That washer sits on top of the spring. Make sure when you are all done that there is no continuity between the adjuster bolt and the upper points bridge.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By R.V. Anderson on Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 12:28 pm:

That wasn't subtle! That was a clear warning about a subtle problem.

Sorry--it's the (soon-to-be-former) English teacher coming out.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Charlie B actually in Toms River N.J. on Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 01:09 pm:

There's a McMaster-Carr shoulder washer on the underside of the top points. It doesn't show in the picture.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Scott Conger on Monday, October 28, 2013 - 06:34 am:

Thanks to all who took the time to respond. I believe I have my answer and greatly appreciate the time and effort to post pictures and advice.

regards,

scott


Posting is currently disabled in this topic. Contact your discussion moderator for more information.
Topics Last Day Last Week Tree View    Getting Started Formatting Troubleshooting Program Credits    New Messages Keyword Search Contact Moderators Edit Profile Administration