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  1. Rusti'z 1920-26 ford T bucket (of rust)

    Someone had deemed these "junk" and left them in a fish bin full of water outside for a year. Some time ago i cut open a dead RB25 coil hoping to see what was inside. Such fine wire, so many windings. About a million of the finest wire windings i had ever seen, trapped in resin plastic, sealed and unable to be unwound at all. At least by any methods i could see. These 100 year old ford ones remind me of the same thing, except the wire is slightly thicker and there is 2 lots of 1million windings. 2 per coil around a heavy primary winding. Accidentally put a chisel into the primary and is still works. Not for 100 years anymore as it'll corrode now it's damaged but still... not many ignition coils you can pull the windings out of, involving chipping away or melting the tar they were packed in. Those brown paper things are capacitors. Condensers effectively, like you have for a distributor. While i'd heard of old timers making their own from paper and chewing gum wrappers back in the 1940s when they were poor kids fixing their first car... i'm not that keen. These had real tin foil, not the alloy foil we have today so they solder really nicely. A couple tested within spec' so i re-used them. Others i replaced with orange things. Mix and matched the wood. And going ot do the same with the burnt out windings so i can turn 8 burnt ones into 4 good ones... hopefully. Had some burn up after 10 minutes of driving because i didn't realize how keen they were to have inch long sparks jumping inside the box if i didn't put the glass plates and tar back in. Opps. Bit marked up, some have clear borer holes in them but not too bad for 100 year old ignition parts. How many of you are still running original coils and points at 1/3rd the age?
  2. Jackeo21's 1962 Morris Mini

    850cc? is a destroked 1000. If you are worried about power, a non-standard exhaust can help. Maybe a GT cam but that's up to you to decide.
  3. The points are old but kind of work. The wood they mount on is soft and has borer so i'd have to replace it or stiffen it with something to give the points a steady pressure. The thing with the points is they're activated by the pole of the coils winging core so putting a small bike coil in might work, but i'll have to have the end of the coil sticking out of the wood. I'll see what a coil expert i know thinks about this. He might have some tricks.
  4. Probably better than the one on this one. Drinks a bit of gas. Replacing the internal condenser is the easy part. There is probably a way of putting a modern tiny 'on plug' or bike coil inside with a MOSFET set to give it a frequency buzz when active but nothing i'd make would be that hardy.
  5. Rusti'z 1920-26 ford T bucket (of rust)

    Hood tie down strap made from a leather belt. The belt is so long it forms a loop for someone 3 times my size. Could wrap that around my waist 3 times before it met the first belt hole, and it has a functional lock in it. Why would it have a lock? So i don't know if i should start a technical thread on "How to make trembler coils" as mine are toast and one of the borrowed ones died today. Never successfully made an ignition coil before, i think i'll need help of the electrical gurus on here.
  6. OLDSCHOOL DRAG DAY MK5 - 9TH DECEMBER 2017

    Will that NAC car show thing show up to film this year too? Or they no longer produce that show?
  7. Lifter, rocker, and see how it goes. Probably be just fine.
  8. MrMcDoll's Diesel-Punk TA23 Celica

    Still wondering about this car myself.
  9. '80S KID Part II: Ed's AW11 SC chit-chat

    That crank looks repairable to me, i have one with 35 thou' taper waiting to be ground. And good to see you got onto this cars repairs so soon.
  10. doullamas 77' Austin-Morris 10cwt van

    These are actually under-rated as far as 70s panel vans go.
  11. cupcakes b16 hundy

    Pretty standard rust for cars up my way. You can fix it! Probably. Providing you get the knack for welding to thin steel.
  12. Bugatti T57/59 engine

    This might have been asked but where are you getting your castings done?
  13. Back in the old days i would have soldered 2 cent coins over those holes.
  14. 63Ragtop's 63Ragtop

    They make a steering box grease similar to this.
  15. Kempy's Jizza, Mitsubishi Cordia GSR TURBO

    Made a bottom for one of those guards once and welded it in. Wasn't too hard, pretty sure you can do it too.