Are there any links to videos on rebuilding coil packs? Unfortunately, inquisitive as mine was in the hands of a person with dubious character flaws.
I would like to view to determine if this is something I could accomplish or leave it to the experts.
Again, thank you.
Yes, you can do it yourself, but it is a messy process and requires special testing equipment--I find it much easier to buy them rebuilt from Ron, or the other recognized rebuilders. This would be especially true if you have only one model T. Spend your time fixing up the other parts! For the work they do, the price is a bargain--and if you've noticed many of my past posts, you'll realize my suggesting spending money is rather unusual!
David is correct. At the going rate for rebuilding and setting up coils, you can't economically purchase the test equipment to off-set the cost of doing it yourself. Then comes the expertise factor that comes with using that equipment. Last set of coils I had done by reputable rebuilder cost me $60 each. Considering they are likely to run for 10K trouble free miles, I couldn't justify the pay-back time of purchasing an HCCT or ECCT for the moderate amount of driving I do.
Just trying to do all I can on my own. I purchased T in 1997, had a son and put T in the garage along with my other projects and there it stayed until about a month ago. He has moved away so it's time to fix.
I sort of have to do it alone as here in Massachusetts only found one person who I've talked to. Have not contacted any clubs as of yet.
A guy who lived down the street I talked to when I purchased T has died.
There are a few of us into "T"s in the western part of the state,MA. And then there is Langs.
We would be willing to help if you need us. Tom
No matter who you contact to rebuild your coils I properly calibrate them or just as close as the United States postal system or UPS. They are not down the street they are scattered throughout the country just find someone who has the knowledge to rebuild and properly calibrate
John. I know some folks on the North Shore, but not the south shore. At least you are close to J&M Machine shop http://jandm-machine.com/index.html if you need anything major. I think if you contact them, they might know of other T folks in your area. Also if you go to the MTFCA main page and look at chapters, there is one in Scituate, MA.
Seriously consider what John Z. has written. Joining a club, meeting and talking with other T owners is invaluable...really it is.
If you feel like driving to Vermont (4 hours) and bring the parts with you (points and condensors= $12 each) We can rebuild them together and test them on my coil tester.... I just redid mine and they test perfectly.
Thank you for the offer. Is is very tempting as they need to be checked.