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6 volt negative ground system

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I an replacing the coil, voltage regulator and solenoid on my 48 ford f1 with 6 volt neg. ground

The new coil posts are labeled (+) and (-) my old coil posts are marked batt and dist.

Okay what post do I use for batt? positive or negative of the new coil?

Thanks

Mike:)

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Um, I think your F-1 should be positive ground; believe all six-volt Fords are.

Your Coil hook-up should match the battery hook-up:

If the negative battery terminal goes to ground, then the ( - ) terminal on the coil should connect to the distributor, and the ( + ) terminal to the ignition switch.

If the positive battery terminal is grounded, then the ( + ) terminal on the coil connects to the distributor, and the ( - ) terminal to the ignition switch.

Aftermarket coils are usually marked ( + ) & ( - ) so that they can easily be used in either positive-ground or negative-ground systems. You could simply reverse the connections on your original coil, but the "dist" / "batt" labelling might get confusing.

Good luck !

Edited by DeSoto Frank (see edit history)

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