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Lincoln Continental V12 coils


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I've been reading about the post war Lincoln Continentals with the V12 motor and I've seen posts about ignition coil rebuilding at a cost well over $200.  What is so special about these coils and why can't ordinary 6v (?) coil(s) be used?  All answers appreciated! (prices on ignition rotors are crazy , too!)

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The coil assembly for the small V-12 (Lincoln Zephyrs and 46-48 Lincolns) is mounted on top of the distributor. There are 2 coils inside the assembly, 6 cylinders per coil, so the price of rebuilding is about twice the price of rebuilding the 32-41 Ford and Mercury coils.

 

Ordinary 6 volt, positive ground coils can be used with an adapter plate and mounting arrangements.

 

Mounting the coil on the distributor gives a stronger spark because you do not have the high tension cable loss that is present with remote coils.

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