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Old 03-31-2005, 05:42:54 PM
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If setting the amp's on a Model T coil using a 12v battery would you set them at half the 1.3 amps that you use for a six volt battery.Thanks all
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Default Re: Model T coil question

I don't know what amps to set them at but I would set it the same for 6 v. or 12 v. On a model T ford you start the car on 6 v. then change to the mag. and it can get up to 18 volts on the mag. I have always adjusted the coil for the best and strongest buss Bob.
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Benny: I would still set them at 1.3 amps. Setting them with more amps to get a bigger, brighter, spark, just burns the ponts. Any body got a source for just the tungeston part of the points ?
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Buzz coil makers told customers to adjust the coil to the minimum current required to run the engine.
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Thats one Funny thing about the T coil.... Voltage doesn't seem to make much difference as far as current draw is concerened. You can set one at 6 volts and then hook it to 12 volts and the draw will be about the same probably due to the vibrating nature of the points. The T or the Fordson magneto in good shape will generate as much as 35 to 40 volts AC at high speed...
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