Ignition System ?

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2015: Ignition System ?
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gary H. White - Sheridan, MI on Saturday, August 08, 2015 - 07:36 pm:

What kind of ignition system is this? Car's on Craig's List. No other picture.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Gregush Portland Oregon on Saturday, August 08, 2015 - 07:58 pm:

Home made! :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Wrenn-Monroeville OH on Saturday, August 08, 2015 - 08:56 pm:

I would call it screwed up! You know there's another phrase for that, but not good to post it here! Kids might be reading. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Michael Garrison - Rice Minnesota on Saturday, August 08, 2015 - 09:31 pm:

Great question! "What kind of ignition system is this?" It appears to be something someone put together hoping it would get them home. Maybe it's a "Kenardly."


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ted Dumas on Saturday, August 08, 2015 - 10:08 pm:

Before you folks trash the ignition, consider it might be quite clever electrically. Maybe it could repackaged for a neat appearance. Folks have been jury rigging things on Model T's for a century now, this is just a modern version.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Peter Claverie, Memphis TN on Saturday, August 08, 2015 - 10:31 pm:

Impossible to tell for sure whether the "timer" on the front of the engine is of the stock type, but all else is easy to see.

The coil box and coils were removed from under the dashboard, and a homemade box of some kind was made, sitting atop the engine.

The wiring harness from timer to coils was too short, so a new one was made that runs around the other side of the engine. The original terminal block seems to have been removed from the firewall as well.

No telling what the coil arrangement inside the box looks like.

The generator was replaced with an alternator.

Whoever did this, bought himself a spool of blue wire. It's all OK, except the wire from the alternator is probably too small for the load and will someday melt its insulation.

The mixture adjusting wire is missing, so you can't adjust while driving.

It might all work just fine. It just looks like a red-headed stepchild.

To put it back to "stock," you would need 3-4 hundred dollars worth of parts.


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