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Posted January 05, 2015 - 03:24 PM

I purchased a repop coil for my 1959 RAM but the wires for the ground and condenser come out of the opposite side than the original, I could lengthen the wires and run tem behind the coil and brackets to there original locations, what are your thoughts on this. The condenser mounts on the bottom screw, and the other is the ground, also how would you attach the spark plug wire to the coil?0501-150106.jpg 0501-150206.jpg

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Posted January 05, 2015 - 03:29 PM

Here's what my replacement coil looks like attached:

 

Spark plug wire is attached by stripping the covering and wrapping the wire around the loop sticking out of the coil, although I do not see that on yours?

 

I carry bulk plug wire and ends and I'm sure all the other site sponsors do as well if you need it.

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Posted January 05, 2015 - 03:50 PM

If you look closely at the first pic there is an attachment point on the coil angled up slightly.

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Posted January 05, 2015 - 03:53 PM

I may also have the coil backwards in the pic now that I look closer at yours.

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Posted January 05, 2015 - 11:57 PM

The wire setup is an issue that always seems to come up using the Scintilla coils for outboards for small engines.  It seems that the coil properties are the same, but the wiring is the main different.

 

I've been known to heat shrink some butt connectors in place to make the wires longer.  Just make sure you heat shrink it so moisture can't get in to the wire and cause the resistance levels to go up. 

 

You can also solder the end of the spark plug wire to the coil if yours comes with just the bump contact on it.  Just don't get the coil too hot.  If you're good with a soldering iron you'll be a-ok.

 

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Posted January 06, 2015 - 02:02 PM

Thanks ben, I have a small pencil type soldering iron that I think would work well for this, I think ill use some butt connectors and heat shrink them like you said.






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