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remove high tension wires from 6V tar filled ignition coil

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Post by Scrap » Tue Sep 14, 2010 3:38 am

Re: 57 Pan: In order to warm up the coil so I can remove the plug wires, will a battery charger work? I don't have a good 6 volt battery at the moment. I tried a small charger that puts out about 6 amps....did nothing. If I use a big one, will I run the risk of damaging the coil? How about putting it in the oven with my wife's next meal? What temp, how long?
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Re: remove high tension wires from 6V tar filled ignition c

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Post by RUBONE » Tue Sep 14, 2010 4:50 am

You can put it in hot water. The tar needs to be soft but not liquid. As soon as the old wires will pull out is soft enough!
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Re: remove high tension wires from 6V tar filled ignition c

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Post by Scrap » Wed Sep 15, 2010 5:06 am

RUBONE wrote:You can put it in hot water. The tar needs to be soft but not liquid. As soon as the old wires will pull out is soft enough!
Robbie
Sounds too easy. Then what, put the new wires in and heat up again?

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Re: remove high tension wires from 6V tar filled ignition c

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Post by NightShift » Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:59 pm

Dear Scrap,
I always used a heat lamp with the coil sitting upright until the wires could come out in a chunk.
Then I heated it just a little more until the tar or whatever it is filled in the holes. Then I let it cool a bit and took stiff plastic soda straws and jammed them in the holes as far as they would go. Fat ones not bar stirrers. One goes deep and one only goes half way.
Then I let it cool the rest of the way.
Then I pulled out the straws and jambed the wires in as far as I could and screwed down the caps.

Somehow it always worked,
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Re: remove high tension wires from 6V tar filled ignition c

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Post by Scrap » Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:28 am

NightShift wrote:Dear Scrap,
I always used a heat lamp until the wires could come out in a chunk.
Then I heated it just a little more until the tar or whatever it is filled in the holes. Then I let it cool a bit and took stiff plastic soda straws and jammed them in the holes as far as they would go. Fat ones not bar stirrers. One goes deep and one only goes half way.
Then I let it cool the rest of the way.
Then I pulled out the straws and jambed the wires in as far as I could and screwed down the caps.

Somehow it always worked,
Thanks guys, i'll let you know which method I used.

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Re: remove high tension wires from 6V tar filled ignition c

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Post by RUBONE » Fri Sep 17, 2010 4:44 am

Occasionally a coil shows up that someone already removed the wires and let them sit around like that. The tar slumps into the holes over time! I made a tool out of a piece of tubing (an old car antennae) that has saw teeth cut into it and is almost exactly the size of the wire. I can run it in and clean up the holes. Works great! Don't forget to make sure the contact on the bottom is clean and intact. It is a spike sticking up. I always radius the edges of the wire, cut the outer back a little and splay out the wires, apply a little lube and push them in all the way and hold them tight while tightening the nuts to hold them in place.
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Re: remove high tension wires from 6V tar filled ignition c

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Post by FlatHeadSix » Fri Sep 17, 2010 5:02 am

all the things Robbie just said and then, after all that, heat the coil up again while keeping it upright to let the tar ooze back onto the new wires you just stuck in there. And don't forget what cotten said above, one wire goes almost to the bottom and the other only goes about half way, if you inspect the holes and look for the spiked connectors as Robbie mentioned you will see which one is high and which one goes all the way down.

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Re: remove high tension wires from 6V tar filled ignition c

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Post by NightShift » Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:18 pm

Dear Mike,
Who said?

I taught Cotton everything he knows,

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Re: remove high tension wires from 6V tar filled ignition c

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Post by FlatHeadSix » Sat Sep 18, 2010 6:03 am

oops, sorry Shifty, and thanks for teaching the rest of us. Cotten might think he's pretty smart but if we all listen to the old pro's, and learn how to do this stuff the right way, maybe we'll be as sharp as he is someday. maybe

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Re: remove high tension wires from 6V tar filled ignition c

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Post by Cotten » Sat Sep 18, 2010 1:32 pm

NightShift wrote:I taught Cotton everything he knows,
Just for the record,
I learned everything really important in life from women!
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Re: remove high tension wires from 6V tar filled ignition c

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Post by panhead_kicker » Sat Sep 18, 2010 3:04 pm

man, look at those... BOOTS!

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Re: remove high tension wires from 6V tar filled ignition c

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Post by NightShift » Mon Sep 20, 2010 1:49 am

Cotten wrote: Just for the record, I learned everything really important in life from women! ....Cotten
But they all liked me best.
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Re: remove high tension wires from 6V tar filled ignition c

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Post by FlatHeadSix » Mon Sep 20, 2010 2:18 am

Shifty,
The girls look happy but you look a little bummed out, are you waiting for Cotten to put that engine together so you can ride?

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Re: remove high tension wires from 6V tar filled ignition c

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Post by NightShift » Mon Sep 20, 2010 2:34 am

FlatHeadSix wrote:Shifty,
The girls look happy but you look a little bummed out, are you waiting for Cotten to put that engine together so you can ride?

mike
Dear Mike,
No, I'm waiting for the Bossman to PAY ME.

Nevermind,

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Re: remove high tension wires from 6V tar filled ignition c

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Post by Panacea » Mon Sep 20, 2010 3:20 am

Shifty, how long was the internship?...Mike

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