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Part 1 Building a new plate at home

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As I source proper coils to be replaced inside the coil and it's apart I decided to make a replacement plate.  While I don't intend on running the car with the plate it makes for a nice spare should something happen to the original.  

Supplies needed:

 

An epoxy mixture (a table top epoxy able to be purchased at a hardware store may work for you)

Milled/powdered fibers (May be your hardest item to source)

Playdough (3-6 jars)

Kitchen no stick spray

Suitable sized bowl or other container

 

Tape off the brush and points contacts so there is no inverted edges.

 

Fill bowl with playdough

 

Spray coil with non stick 

 

Press coil into playdough and remove

 

Carefully fill screw holes and point brush voids

 

Mix epoxy and fibers and pour in

 

Bubbles will form and rise, it is possible to accelerate the rise of bubbles by lightly dropping the bowl as you would a cake.  Bubbles can be popped by blowing gently on them.

 

 

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Once the plate is cast the next step are the connections.  The brushes I pulled from a 1980 super beetle distributor cap, the hole drilled was 3/16.

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Once drilled I tapped it out to a 12-24 thread, the cut on threads is light but enough.  Using a 12-24 screws the end is tapered and cut to the proper length so it will connect with the brush from the bug cap.

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To make the connection inside for the points I taped and threaded screws with a lock nut so I could screw it in to make contact then lock it into position.  From this point it was a matter of picking ballast resistors, coils, mounting and wiring.  

 

All in all withing 48 hours a point of no coil to running car, I drove it tonight!

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