Anyone know where I can get coils rebuilt in Niagara, Ontario. I have one coil that is not firing? I switched it with another and now the other is not firing. Should I replace as a set or just one? Cheers, John
Best to have all 4 coils checked, and/or have rebuilt so all fire at the same energy as intended.
I'd Bite the bullet and have them all rebuilt. You will be glad you did!
Google "Coil Dr". He does great work.
Coil Dr. Is in Ohio USA. I'm hoping something is available a little closer to me in Canada to avoid border issues?
Properly set-up coils are worth the effort and cost.
However, you say that when you swapped coils, the problem stayed on the same cylinder, so you have a problem with -
coil box contacts
wiring to the timer
something in the timer
possibly a HT 'leak' in the coil box - maybe damp or carbonised wood.
the spark plug - or
the HT lead
I'm not sure the cost is all that bad if you ship them via parcel post and label them "items for repair/returned to owner". I shipped a snowmobile ECU for reflashing to Precision Sports outside Quebec city from the States that way and didn't get hit with any extra duties or taxes beyond the cost of the repairs. You will still have to deal with the exchange differential, but that changes daily.
Some questions Joao: Is there a T club nearby and if you locate one ask if there's an HCCT with a knowledgeable operator available. Next: Is there any chance of you replacing the capacitors yourself? It's really not a hard job and you can be talked thru here easily. Some things to consider $ wise.
I think Chris B. has a point. I would swap all the coils out and if they all don't fire on the one cylinder that means the issue isn't the coil but something else in the circuit.
That's a simple straight forward test to see what's what. It doesn't hurt to have a nice set of rebuilt coils but finding out the problem for sure can remedy problems later on.
I think Chris has it right.
Get a hold of Ted at Precision Babbit Service in Beamsville 905-563-4364. He rebuilds A, T and V8's . He knows all the T people in your area who can help.
Gents, Sorry I was not clear in the beginning. When I swapped coils the not firing issue followed the coil. Even did it a third time with same result...so I definitely have a bad coil! I will contact Ted as he is in my home town. Thanks for all your help! Cheers, John
Any luck with local help?
Joao. Looks like you are close to the US border. There is probably a shipping depot on the US side that you can use to send the old coils out and have them returned to when they are done. I live about an hour from the US border and use a TruValue Hardware store on the US side. Their fee is minimal and you can use a postal service flat rate box which is not very costly either. Check with some of the "old car guys" in your area. They probably have used this arrangement and can point you in the right direction. I had Ron Patterson do my coils and I would recommend him highly. Good luck!
Steven, I contacted Ted and he does not do coils. He lead me to someone local who is a collector and he sold me a used coil he believed to be good. Installed it and bingo all is good. I think I still want to replace all 4 with new ones and will explore my options?Cheers, JD
http://www.funprojects.com puts out a nice set of coils. I am very happy with the set I bought. Flat box shipping isn't bad but the exchange rate is a killer. If yours work well use them.
Check your local club. www.ontariomodelt.org . What a great group.