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Need some help Identifing a coil n mag tester


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Old 07-18-2013, 12:13 PM
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Default Need some help Identifing a coil n mag tester

I picked up a coil and magneto tester and cant find anything about it. May have been homemade but it does work. Any info would be greatly appreciated. I would like to know what the voltages should be for the buzz box coils and how to actually use it.
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Looks homemade, but a very nice job. I would say it was made to test model T buzz coils? I have no idea what the amperage is supposed to be, but if it throws a hot spark it should be ok.
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Default Re: Need some help Identifing a coil n mag tester

It looks to be a way to test both buzz coils and "normal" spark coils; I'd guess the gizmo with the points on it is a motor, built to operate the points-condenser combination to activate a 6-volt car coil, such as used on 1930's - 1960's cars. The box in the back left is obviously for a buzz coil. It says on the tag it is for 6-volt use. Ingenious device. Nice find!
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