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Re: Ignition Coil Problem

Chinese coils?

Where Are You From? Texarkana, TX

Do You own a car built by Durant? Several

Re: Ignition Coil Problem

Bad Coil to distributor wire? Excessive gap at spark plug? Increases resistance and causes excessive heat in the coil. Our systems are so simple and can take abuse, but can fail for some of these reasons. You should be able to test the coil for internal resistance across the primary and secondary windings from Google instructions, the values should be in a specific range for all coils.

Where Are You From? Orygun

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1930 6-14

Re: Ignition Coil Problem

Wires are all OK. Spark Plug Gap was .025 or less. Star manual says .020 or "about 1/32".

Fired right up with new coil.

Is there anyone making coils in the USA?


Where Are You From? North of Golden Gate Bridge

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1925 Star

Re: Ignition Coil Problem

Vince check out this company.
They said this coil is made in the USA.



Where Are You From? Fremont, CA

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1931 Model 619 and 1929 model 60 Roadster

Re: Ignition Coil Problem

I guess the question to ask is were your three coils made in China? Would be hard to believe that three went bad within such a short time no matter where they are made. There are some standards that a manufacturer has to meet. I guess the US made coil is cheap enough to see if it is the problem. Let us know if you have success and the brand of your faulty coil(s) if that proves to be the problem.

Where Are You From? Orygun

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1930 6-14


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