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Coils again.
Posted by: Bob65 ()
Date: May 26, 2020 03:18PM

Last year I had a coil blow up after installing the Electronic Ignition Distributer sold by Clark's. I've run for almost a year with an Accel coil. Yesterday after a long ride in the year's first hot weather the engine started missing. This coil is now leaking and after replacement the engine ran fine. I replaced it with an old Bosch coil which I KNOW meets the specs because I measured the Ohms. My question is: How warm should a coil get? I'll be glad to check so I know it won't blow! This is frustrating as the engine runs as nice as I have ever had. It starts at a tap and gets good mileage. I dialed in the timing and idle is smooth and drivability is great.

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Re: Coils again.
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: May 26, 2020 05:59PM

I've forgot.. is coiled bolted to the head or the body?

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Re: Coils again.
Posted by: Bob65 ()
Date: May 26, 2020 07:29PM

It is bolted to the head.

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Re: Coils again.
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: May 26, 2020 07:35PM

AHH get it off like the factory did! Move to the verticle brace behind the License plate

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Re: Coils again.
Posted by: Bob65 ()
Date: May 26, 2020 07:47PM

I'll do that as it is easy to do. It's also suggested to check voltage and make sure voltage reg.hasn't gone bad. I never did quite figure out why the coil base is in a hole that gets hot air off the engine.

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Re: Coils again.
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: May 26, 2020 08:18PM

Long time problem. Hole is for A.I.r. system, why they had to move coil!

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Re: Coils again.
Posted by: Seth Emerson ()
Date: May 26, 2020 08:19PM

It is easy to move it. The standard coil wire will reach. How many Ohms is the Bosch coil and which Accel coil (P/N) were you running?

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Re: Coils again.
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: May 26, 2020 08:22PM

I moved mine, AND made a cover.
Hasn't everyone?

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WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
Have; '66 Monza Coupe - 140, 4-spd. Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - 140, 4-spd. Daily driver beater
'67 A/C Moredoor Monza
Have had; '61 Monza coupe, 80hp, PG
'62 Monza Wagon, 4spd.
'63 Spyder,
'65 Corsa
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'04 Dodge Cummins Quad Dually, approaching 400K
'03 Honda Del Sol
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Re: Coils again.
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: May 27, 2020 02:55AM

Here is where I mounted my coil bracket. I prefer to mount coils vertically. Just in case the seal under the bakelite tower cover fails. I have several 50 year old coils still good, so why risk a bad seal causing a failure. I should have had Seth made me a coil wire with two 90 degree boots and the proper length to get to the coil Shown is his A/C equipped cars coil wire. I did for my coupe's coil relocation. Clean install, I think.

I found a good 1965 right cooling box to replace the A.I.R right cooling box on my 66 Coupe. Just to keep that hot air out of the engine compartment. I have a few more in my container available, if anyone is looking for one. My Greenbrier cooling boxes I made panels to seal the holes. I cut off the bendable panels.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: Coils again.
Posted by: Bob65 ()
Date: May 27, 2020 03:14PM

Coil relocated as suggested. Voltage at coil is 9.5 to 10 volts.

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Re: Coils again.
Posted by: MtnVairMike ()
Date: May 28, 2020 09:02AM

I just made a cover epoxied over the slot, put in a new coil and three years out all is good.

Without the slot covered you might as well aim a hairdryer at the coil while driving. Could not even touch it.

Thanks,

Mike

1966 Monza Convertible, 140HP-4 speed, Ermine White

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Re: Coils again.
Posted by: MtnVairMike ()
Date: May 28, 2020 09:03AM

Al,

Your read my mind. Sent you an email yesterday requesting the same thing.

Thanks,

Mike

1966 Monza Convertible, 140HP-4 speed, Ermine White

Others in the menagerie...
72 Corvette Stingray, 58K miles, owned since 86
72 MGB, 112K miles, bought from original owner in 09
78 Chevy pickup, 124K miles, bought new in 78
93 Corvette, LT1/6spd, 210K miles, daily driver since 96

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Re: Coils again.
Posted by: Ron62 ()
Date: May 28, 2020 11:31AM

I moved mine after the coil burned out. Been good ever since. And yes I covered the hole also.

Ron62
1967 500 Coupe 110 PG
Residing in Massachusetts.

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