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'36 Ford ignition coil connections


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Default '36 Ford ignition coil connections

Hi all,

I had a call to test the ignition coil on a '36 Ford V-8. Before I go and make myself look like a bigger idiot than I actually am, what are the two primary connections? I've seen these coils but never tested one. Are the spring on the under side and the binding post on the top side the two I'm looking for? Is there anything special I need to know? I'm using an older Allen tester.
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The top terminal is hooked to the ignition with a resistor in the line. The bottom contacts the rotor in the distributer. I hope this helps. Keith
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The spring and the terminal on top are the two primary connections . I think there,s another clip on the bottom for high voltage .Good luck ,Bill H.
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The brush is the high tension,and rides on the collector ring of the distributor rotor.The system is pos. ground.Four volts +or- neg.connects to the top post.
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Default Re: '36 Ford ignition coil connections

I don't know if it will affect the readings or not, but don't forget that they were Postive Ground.

Negative to the top post, Positive to the spring on the bottom.(connects to points)

Spring loaded carbon rod is the high voltage connection to the rotor.

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I don't know if it will affect the readings or not, but don't forget that they were Postive Ground.

Negative to the top post, Positive to the spring on the bottom.(connects to points)

Spring loaded carbon rod is the high voltage connection to the rotor.

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Thanks for all of the replies! That's what I needed to know. The Allen tester has no particular polarity associated with it.

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