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Does Anyone Rewind Ignition Coils?

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I’ve got a bad coil for a 1928 Dodge and was wondering if anyone has any connects for getting it rewound. It’s 6 volt, and puts out a very weak, sporadic spark. Made by North East Electric Co. 

 

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Skip Haney in Florida has put modern ' guts' in two original coils for me for my 1922 Marmon.  I might suggest you contact him and see if he can help you.  i believe his site is www.fordcollector.com.

 

 

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Tom van Meeteren had a contact that was rebuilding/rewinding 20's Buick coils. Maybe he can help? PM'd you his email

 

Brad

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Thank you guys, I will contact both parties. 

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2 hours ago, DB26 said:

Thank you guys, I will contact both parties. 

  Try skiphaneyfl@aol.com or call him at 941-505-9085.  He's not an internt or email guy.   ($75 + $15 shipping for Ford V8 coils)

  He's been doing mine for 15 years, never had one fail.

 

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It’s getting very difficult to find people to wind coils now...........I called five people last year, all died or retired in their 80’s. Sent ours overseas, and was disappointed with the result. 

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I have used mykmlifstyle  , They can do more than coils  . Kings32

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Thanks everyone, I will contact everyone and come back with an update when I get some responses. 

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It's not really very hard, so I'm surprised, but then I guess the market is pretty small. Hand winding coils of various designs is pretty easy. You just need the size (gauge) of the wire they originally used. Unwind the two sides counting the number of turns. There will probably be a large size wire on the primary and very small on the secondary. They probably soldered the wires to the connection points. After that it's just potting the whole thing back into the housing.

I know that's intimidating for someone who hasn't done this type of work for 40 years, but the information is available online to help you. It's just time. But nothing wrong with sending it to someone you trust either.

To get the thing apart use Nitromethane to dissolve the potting compound. For something that old, it's probably varnish like GE Varnish. We still use that for coils where I work all the time.

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1 hour ago, lostviking said:

It's not really very hard, so I'm surprised, but then I guess the market is pretty small. Hand winding coils of various designs is pretty easy. You just need the size (gauge) of the wire they originally used. Unwind the two sides counting the number of turns. There will probably be a large size wire on the primary and very small on the secondary. They probably soldered the wires to the connection points. After that it's just potting the whole thing back into the housing.

I know that's intimidating for someone who hasn't done this type of work for 40 years, but the information is available online to help you. It's just time. But nothing wrong with sending it to someone you trust either.

To get the thing apart use Nitromethane to dissolve the potting compound. For something that old, it's probably varnish like GE Varnish. We still use that for coils where I work all the time.

I was thinking about maybe trying to tackle it myself. Especially if I send it to someone who would put modern guts in it. If I screw up, it wouldnt matter too much.  

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