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Coil box

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Post by 1964FLDUO » Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:06 pm

Where can I get new insulating paper for my coil box? I have called electronics suppliers, electrical suppliers and industrial suppliers with no luck.



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Re: Coil box

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Post by RUBONE » Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:17 pm

I use sheet gasket paper, it comes in various thicknesses so you can get one very close to the original. Works fine for me.
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Re: Coil box

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Post by Robert Luland » Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:20 pm

Not to sound stupid but whats a coil box?

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Re: Coil box

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Post by RUBONE » Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:52 pm

Bob,
I assume he is talking the terminal box behind the coil, which is paper lined! But then I could also be completely off base! :mrgreen:
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Re: Coil box

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Post by james » Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:54 pm

If your talking about the piece of cardboard with the holes in it inside the terminal box under the coil,
Old Dude sells them too.

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Re: Coil box

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Post by 1964FLDUO » Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:41 pm

RUBONE wrote:Bob,
I assume he is talking the terminal box behind the coil, which is paper lined! But then I could also be completely off base! :mrgreen:
Robbie

Correct you are, sir!

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Re: Coil box

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Post by Robert Luland » Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:51 am

If ya had just called it a center tube wiring terminal plate, I would have known what you were talking about. Boys this is your lucky day. I just got done rebuilding a Klaxon horn for my 22JD. I had to make a new field winding for it and the wire was wrapped around the same paper type cardboard. I drove myself nuts looking for this shit for three weeks. Why? Because I was calling it the wrong thing. While driveing back from one of my stampers, I was telling my mechanic about my plight, so he got on his fancy 4G phone and within one minute turns to me and says, they call it fish paper. Go to McMaster-Carr.com and they sell it in all thickness. This stuff is great. All ya do is hold a ruler or any edge on it and crack it. Bob L

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Re: Coil box

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Post by Scrap » Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:28 am

When mounting the terminal box or the "center tube wiring terminal plate" to the frame, does side with exposed wiring face the tube or the coil? Can't seem to find a photo in Palmers or elsewhere.
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Re: Coil box

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Post by RUBONE » Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:37 am

Flat back faces the seat tube, open end faces out, the studs goes into the recess bolting it to the mounting blocks, then the cover goes on over the studs which are also spacers, lastly the coil goes on and then the nuts.
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Re: Coil box

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Post by james » Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:12 pm

In the knowledge base, electrical, 51 pan wiring, page 2 shows a rough picture of the wiring in the terminal box under the coil.
Make sure you use the insulators when screwing the wires together.
It's basically a junction box.

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Re: Coil box

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Post by Scrap » Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:24 pm

RUBONE wrote:Flat back faces the seat tube, open end faces out, the studs goes into the recess bolting it to the mounting blocks, then the cover goes on over the studs which are also spacers, lastly the coil goes on and then the nuts.
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You are such a joker, I will assume you're trying to trick me cause I already mounted it with the flat back facing out.

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Re: Coil box

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Post by Scrap » Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:25 pm

james wrote:In the knowledge base, electrical, 51 pan wiring, page 2 shows a rough picture of the wiring in the terminal box under the coil.
Make sure you use the insulators when screwing the wires together.
It's basically a junction box.

Jim
Thanks, great reference.

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Re: Coil box

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Post by Cotten » Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:36 pm

I have read where the "cardboard" was referred to as 'fishpaper'.
It should not absorb moisture.

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Re: Coil box

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Post by Robert Luland » Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:51 pm

[quote="Cotten"]I have read where the "cardboard" was referred to as 'fishpaper'.
It should not absorb moisture.

Tom, I'll let ya know as soon as I get a chance to throw the horn in a bucket of water.

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Re: Coil box

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Post by Hog54 » Fri Mar 09, 2012 4:33 am

I dont know why anybody would use paper in this day and time?I bought clear plastic dividers at staples and used that.Alot better insulator and isnt bothered by water.

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