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kart74

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condenser replacement
« on: May 17, 2013, 07:54:42 PM »
I think i have narrowed my one cylinder issue down to the condenser. I just received new ones but want to make sure they get installed right. It looks like they get soldered in line on the wire. Can I just remove the old and solder in the new? Anything to watch for?

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Re: condenser replacement
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2013, 08:33:44 PM »
kart74,
When you solder the wire onto the condenser don't hold the heat on to to long or you will cook the condenser etc.
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Re: condenser replacement
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2013, 12:32:59 AM »
What was the problem with the one cylinder.?   tim

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Re: condenser replacement
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2013, 11:27:09 AM »
Question related to this thread.
Has anyone used automotive condensers attached (electrically) to the terminals on the coils? (a la configuration in most automobile applications)
This should be equivalent  from a circuit point of view to the stock condenser soldered in the line and mounted in the dynamo. The leads that were attached to the condensers in the dynamo would go directly to the connection on the points. This would be much easier from an installation perspective. Would just need to be sure that the replacements were within the specs in the maual. Thanks...
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Re: condenser replacement
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2013, 08:48:11 AM »
Question related to this thread.
Has anyone used automotive condensers attached (electrically) to the terminals on the coils? (a la configuration in most automobile applications)
...bert

Yes, I've done that.  It works.  Condensers for 60's & 70's Chevys (and I'm sure other brands) have the same value. They come with a bracket and short lead that make them easy to mount. Just drill and tap the main frame tube for small screws. You will have to come up with connectors for the 175, the 350 has regular screw terminals, so the condenser leads can mount directly to the coil terminals.
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Re: condenser replacement
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2013, 11:37:29 AM »
Thanks Karl. Appreciate the confirmation.
...bert

 


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