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6 volt ignition coil

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kelly

05-22-2006 02:04:25




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welllll i have rebuilt the starter.replaced the battery the plugs. swapped out a nos fuel pump with a glass bowl, new fuel filter. i rebuilt the carb. still wont start. sooooo i am now thinking it might be the ignition coil. bypassed all diff areas from the starter but i guess it could also be the condenser in the distributer so my question is, would it hurt if i tried a 12 volt ignition coil just to see if it would work? or would that fry something ? lol
thanx kelly

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Mitch of Michigan

05-22-2006 11:55:01




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 Re: 6 volt ignition coil in reply to kelly, 05-22-2006 02:04:25  
Ya you should also buy a new set of points and condensor along with a 6v ignition coil it should only cost around 40 dollars or less.And dont forget to set the points to the correct gap. Also did you replace the voltage regulator?I would if you havnt.



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kelly

05-23-2006 20:09:02




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 Re: Re: 6 volt ignition coil in reply to Mitch of Michigan, 05-22-2006 11:55:01  
nope i havent replaced the voltage regulator yet. but it is on my list.
kelly



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Bob

05-22-2006 06:29:59




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 Re: 6 volt ignition coil in reply to kelly, 05-22-2006 02:04:25  
With a 6-Volt system, swapping in a 12-Volt coil won't "fry" anything but MAY give a weak spark.

12-Volt coil that needs an EXTERNAL resistor for 12-Volt use, used without the external resistor on 6-Volts will be very close, if not identical to a 6-Volt coil.

12-Volt coil that needs NO external resistor for 12-Volt use will have low primary current used on 6-Volts, and lower-than-normal output voltage.

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kelly

05-23-2006 20:11:48




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 Re: Re: 6 volt ignition coil in reply to Bob, 05-22-2006 06:29:59  
i only ask because my friend has 2 diff 12v and i was curioust to see if i could get off buy using one of them. thanks kelly



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Kent of SW MO

05-22-2006 06:29:02




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 Re: 6 volt ignition coil in reply to kelly, 05-22-2006 02:04:25  
Replacing a 6 volt coil with a 12 volt will not fry anything, you just will not have much fire because the high tention voltage will be 1/2 what it should be. Buy a new 6 volt coil.

Kent



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