I've got a 1913 KW coil box that I want to return to its original configuration in order to use the unique early 1913 only KW coils. I've collected six of the coils, and had 5 of them restored by RV Anderson.
The coil box was modified by someone in prior years to use the typical late 1913 - 1927 Model T coils. Whoever did this relocated the contacts by drilling new holes on the firewall side, then slotted the insulator holes in the firewall. On the bottom contact they installed a standard T copper spring strip.
My problem, the original spring contacts are missing. Worse, I don't have any dea what they should look like. Anyone know? If so some pictures would be greatly appreciated.
Here's what I have now, with the false bottom removed:
Royce, I make these contacts, both the conical wound spring type for the bottom and the bronze terminal contacts. PM me if you'd like a set.
The photos above are a '13 Heinze. Royce, I have several '13 coilboxes. I'll be glad to help you in any way I can, but don't have much in spare parts, but I'll look if you want. I recently obtained a pretty nice original box with three coils at a swap meet, but it was missing most of the hardware and switch. It took me about a week, but I was able to make it complete, and it now lives on my '13 runabout. Fun project.
It is indeed a '13 Heinze, but the same contact spring in the bottom was used in all early T boxes except the J-B.