[TR] TR3 Coil

terryrs at comcast.net terryrs at comcast.net
Sun Jul 13 05:48:51 MDT 2014

Took a four hour drive yesterday, temperature in the 80's, and neared the house when the TR3A stumbled briefly, then died altogether.  Got under the hood and found no spark to the plugs.  Checked the voltage at the coil positive terminal, and had that, so guessed it was either the coil itself or the Pertrinox.  Wiring is solid core and connections are tight.  Dizzy cap is good.  Tried three different rotors.  Changed out the dizzy plate to points, still no spark.  

So, am in the market for a new coil.  This one is an aftermarket replacement coil.  Anybody heard anything about limited durability on these?  If looking for dependability, are the Flame Throwers better?

Thanks, everyone.

Terry Smith, '59 TR3A
New Hampshire

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