Letters and Miscellanies

Coils and Points

| December 2005

Rusty Hopper, concerning coils and points: Did anyone ever notice the roll of tin foil in the Ford Model T coils laying in the flea market, busted open? Most all "old" mechanics know to check condensers. Most all older car and lawn mower points kits came with a condenser and capsule of dielectric grease, which helps you realize how much the condenser was needed. Some turn of the century engines' instructions included daily cleaning of points, when 6 volts was standard.

Wayman "Tim" F. Griggs
14150 State Route NN S.E.
Stewartsville, MO 64490