Built this with help from the forum, thought I would show it off.
Very nice. You have done well.
Thank you! I have some other photos from other earlier threads, but this may help me if I ever get around to putting together the pieces I have to make one.
It looks good.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
Great job! KGB
Very nice! You were wise to put the coil box up on top like Allen Electric did. Having it there makes adjusting coils go much faster than with Ford's bottom and sideways mounted box. My Ford and Electric Service testers are just display pieces. I use my Allen Electric all the time.
Two pointers for using the HCCT; the spark gap should be set at 1/4 inch and the gap pointer should NOT be finely pointed. More like this (left);
Ron the Coilman
Thanks Ron. I appreciate any and all tips!
Very nice HCCT. The Weston meter is a great alternative to the large format HCCT meters. That is a model 433. They have 0.25% accuracy and are available with different ranges. Weston made one that is 0 - 2 Amps and another that is 0 - 2.5 Amps. They come up on eBay every once in a while for reasonable prices. I have several.
Not sure how many of those have been built over the past 10 years but I suspect the number is close to 300 if even half the folks that asked for plans put them to use. I really think every chapter needs at least one in their membership or a strobo spark tester.
In our chapter (TN T's) I can't think of any cars that once the coils were set up correctly the member converted to a distributor. They run just too good to spend the additional $350 to see very little difference.
I once heard a fella say, "you always have to fiddle with coils". The truth is, the reason you always have to fiddle with them is because you fiddled with them. Set them on a good tester and forget them until the next season.
You've done a nice job on your coil tester. If you require assistance setting points there are a number of folks on the forum that can assist at the asking. Congrats on completion of such a nice tool.
Bob, I think it was a tip from you, that the meter I bought on eBay was listed. Thanks Duane
This what I found as information about a home build HCCT.
I used parts of it but took wood to make the support.
Coil_Tester-93057.pdf (170.1 k)