What year is it from?
Well, it's stamped, "Ford," so it's just a Ford coil and nothing exotic like a much more expensive Kingston coil.
Lang's charges a reasonable $47 (plus a $30 core charge in lieu of a non-working trade-in) for a rebuilt,
original coil which they have tested and adjusted for peak performance — so in a sense, what they're doing is
repairing and tuning your old coil for $47.
Okay, so maybe the coil you found on Craig's List works and maybe it doesn't. If not, Lang's will give you ten
bucks for it (as explained in the webpage of the above address) and that's probably what it would cost you to
ship it to them.
I don't see a coil box in any of the pictures. This is just a plain common T coil used from about 1917-27 (with some variations in Ford name stamped on the wood case). I think he is calling the coil a "coil box & switch". I've never paid over 5 bucks for one (and that for a tested and working one). Lots of these around.
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i think that process is used by bad people to get the listing removed, so no one else can see the good deal while they go over to get it. i see it often on under priced items. kinda cheeting in my book
Interesting. Thanks Bob, Dennis.
Clayton, the guy who bought my 69 GTO a few years back said he and his friends did just that on my car a couple times. I couldn't figure out why it kept getting flagged until he came to buy it. He said he was making sure he would have time to come up with the money.
You have to have 3 people at three different computers to flag something. One person flagging it 3 times at one IP address will not remove it.
Danial, that was pretty bold of him to admit to doing that... I would have refused to sell it to him and chased him off my property while screaming expletives.
Derek, I ended up making a pile of cash in the deal so I was happy. He gave me $8K and a very low mileage 95 Camaro Z28 Convertible in trade which I sold later for a nice chunk of change.
But yeah, it was a pretty shifty thing he did.
Most cars are "shifty" in more than one way. Glad you came out OK. I usually buy high, sell low and than try to make it up in volume.