NOS or not ?

Is this coil really NOS

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NOS or not ?

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Post by PanheadBob58 » Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:31 pm

I went to install a coil that was advertised as NOS, the first thing I noticed was both spark plug wires are 13 1/2" long, that'll work to fit up for the rear plug but way too short for the front plug. Next I noticed that there are 2 very tiny screws holding (what I'll call) the top plate onto the main coil body, did the factory coils have screws holding the coil body together? If in fact I got duped on this so called NOS coil, where would you suggest buying a correct good quality 6volt coil?



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Re: NOS or not ?

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Post by RUBONE » Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:09 pm

It may be new, but it isn't H-D. Coil wires were very specific in length and location, and no screws in the body.

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Re: NOS or not ?

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Post by Buddhahoodvatoloco » Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:19 pm

I gave up trying to find a good 6 volt coil, in stock configuration. I just get the round ones now.. Good luck.

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Re: NOS or not ?

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Post by awander » Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:07 pm

I have a working, stock Panhead coil, checked out by Perry Ruiter about 10 years ago, and not used since. it's been stripped and primed, but not yet painted.

PM me if you're interested.

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Re: NOS or not ?

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Post by PanheadBob58 » Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:42 pm

I have the original 6volt coil and it works fine, but it looks a little beat up and the wires really should be replaced because the plug ends are molded onto the wires and they look a little worn, I've come to the conclusion of buying enough 7mm stranded copper wire to set up both the original and my so-called NOS made in Japan coil, and I will run the original coil and if it craps out I will have a spare ready to bolt-on. Thanks for all your help and ideas.

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Re: NOS or not ?

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Post by awander » Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:08 am

A few days ago, Perry contacted me and mentioned that he had never worked on coils, so I was mistaken when i mentioned him in connection with this one. I'm thinking it was probably Dale Cashman who tested it.

Since I can't seem to find the coil, it's kind of academic, but I wanted to set the record straight, and to thank Perry for letting me know I was mistaken.
awander wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:07 pm
I have a working, stock Panhead coil, checked out by Perry Ruiter about 10 years ago, and not used since. it's been stripped and primed, but not yet painted.

PM me if you're interested.

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