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fairbanks dishpan purchace need help

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Old 07-15-2005, 07:05:11 AM
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Default fairbanks dishpan purchace need help

Need advise, Fairbanks dishpan battery box type. How is the coil points etc set up the box is missing and has a home made coil etc, I thought the battery box was available but like $75? it runs and they are asking $450 seems a bit high $300 seems the normal (around here) but it is close by? give me your thoughts.
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Old 07-15-2005, 10:17:28 AM
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Default Re: fairbanks dishpan purchace need help

I'm assuming if it's abattery box engine ,it is hit and miss.I don't know what kind of home made coil you have,but mine uses a buzz coil. If you check HARRYS OLD ENGINES under ignitions and buzz coils you will see how to hook up. Mine is a 1922 and is a very good runner. Hope this helps. Dick in central Pa.
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Default Re: fairbanks dishpan purchace need help

The original steel box uses a stock model T coil that is timed off the lifter(timer). I agree price sound a little high since it is missing parts.I think there are some picts. in the archives?BobRR
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