[TR] TR3 Coil

Geo Hahn ahwahneetr at gmail.com
Sun Jul 13 07:19:50 MDT 2014

If I were to carry only one spare part, it would be a coil.  They do
sometimes failand the spare can be swapped on in (literally) seconds.  I
have a small bungee wrapped around it so I can just strap it on to the
mounted coil and move the leads over.

I have used it myself a few times, more times than that on someone else's

I also carry a spare condenser but it takes minutes to install so I try the
coil first.

Just saying, if you end up with a new coil (or condenser) that you don't
need after all -- it isn't such a bad thing to own.


On Sun, Jul 13, 2014 at 4:48 AM, <terryrs at comcast.net> wrote:

> 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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