Hey all, I have a 15 roadster that I'm restoring. I finally came to the point where I would like to install the coils. I have four coils marked with 1960 something. Is there anyone who can rebuild them or should I just buys new ones? How much does it even cost to rebuild old coils? Thanks Leo...
I am not sure how original you want this 1915 Model T? The 1915 Model T would have originally had metal top coils similar to the ones in this photo.
Any Model T coil made after 1914 will fit and work in any Model T car up to the end of production in 1927.
The coils you have marked 1960 are after market coils made by a forerunner of the original KW Ignition Co. and can be easily rebuilt to operate correctly. The cost to rebuild your KW coils runs from $20 to $40 depending upon who is doing the work
Just a word of caution if your buying "new" coils. There are several manufacturers coils being sold by Model T parts suppliers and some coils are clearly not very well made or work well.
You are welcome to contact me for advise on which type new coils you should purchase.
Ron the Coilman
Those coils are beautiful
Ron your starter was superb If I send i coils that are rebuildable do they look anywhere near this nice?
I got a set of coils from Ron last year, They looked great. Installed them, and haven't had to look at them since. I have put about 2500 miles on the '22 touring this summer with no breakdowns!
Hope next season is as trouble free. Ron will be suppling a set of coils for the '24 C Cab I am working on.
I sent 4 coils from my "new" coupe to Ron. They had been painted with several coats of black paint. Ron not only didn't make them look as pretty as the ones above, but he commented that they were the ugliest coils he'd ever seen! When I asked him why he didn't pretty them up, he made some comment like "I'm an electrician, not a carpenter". I was horribly disappointed! If it weren't for his exceptionally fine workmanship, I'd quit using him.
As Chief Constable of the Brass Police, It is my duty to inform you of your most grievous infraction of Brass Law. You have painted the innocent brass tops on model T coils for some time now in the name of “Alleged Correctness”. This infraction has not gone unnoticed.
If this practice does not cease your Model T will be confiscated and your radiator, sidelights and headlights converted to Brass. You will then be sentenced to a lifetime of polishing and maintaining brass.
P. O. Lish
Captain, Brass Police
I thought "Brass Top" coils looked like this.
Hey can I post MINE too?? I assume this is POST YOUR COILS day - ho ho ho.
I have seen "brass top" coils that looked like they were bare yellow brass, some that looked like bare "red" brass, or copper looking, and some that are black. The black was seemed to be some kind of parkerizing (not painted) type of finish. It was not shiny.