Any complaints with the Texas T Distributor?
I've ran three with no problems.
I have been using one on my 13 touring for over 10 yrs. with no problems. Did need to add a ground wire! Have had problems with the coils that is supplied with the Texas T Distributors. Replaced them with Bosch coils with internal resistor and no more coil problems. The supplied coils quickly failed both on my car and a friends. Would not trust the coils that Texas T provides.
If you are using the coil that is supplied.....suggest having a spare on board just like you should carry an extra T coil when running the stock ignition.
Lots of bad coils out there. The cars start running badly after they get hot, 20 miles or so.
I have had NAPA coils go bad after a few hundred miles.
Best to go to a good brand and get a '66 Volkswagon coil for 6 volt or a '67 VW or any MGB or MGA coil for 12 volt, any coil with built-in resistor.
You can also use a coil for external resistor if you wire in a resistor before the primary wire that comes from the ignition switch.
I have four on T's with no issues. I agree with Aaron and use 67 VW Bosch coils with the internal resistor with great success. I have change one to an electronic pic up and after 3 months and about 2,000 miles continues to do well.
With some minor maintenance oiling, this system has never failed me yet.
I agree very much with Aaron. I have had good luck with a Texas T distributor, but the coil from Texas T went out after only two days! I got a "Made in Brazil" Blue Bosch coil from Amazon, and it works great. The coils that the Model T retailers sell are crap. One major difference is that most coils are oil-filled (you can hear it sloshing around if you shake them.). I suspect that this can knock the thin secondary wires loose and may cause them to break. The Bosch Coils are epoxy-filled and much more solid.
No problems and I run 6 volt. TT. Cruise at 40. Three tours all 125 miles, It was always the coil heating up, I just switched to a electronic ignition and flame thrower coil. Made me one for a 6 volt. From speedway motors. Fast shipment . You just have to run that extra ground on the 009 Dist Dist body to a ground source.