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Ignition coil

Post by Mrbaboon1985 » Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:25 pm

After an ignition coil for my mk3 capri 2.0 pinto.

Anyone k ow what the best one to go for is?

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Re: Ignition coil

Post by Mc Tool » Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:42 pm

There are a few choices ,depending on wether you still have points , off road vehicle (epoxy filled coil for rough treatment ) ? ballast or not ? and where you buy from but generally bosch msd or ngk are a good bet . 😀
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Re: Ignition coil

Post by Major_Tom » Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:45 pm

Simply pop into your local Ford dealership and produce the warranty card, receipts and service book for the correct replacement coil for your vehicle.
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Re: Ignition coil

Post by stevemarl » Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:34 pm

I`ve used one of these as I suspected I was getting a bit of tracking down the `tower` of the original 36 y.o. one. I`m sure there are any number of coils will do the job, but I can vouch for this:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00 ... UTF8&psc=1

(As Hamish pointed out, this would be for a points based, ballasted set up)

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Re: Ignition coil

Post by Jasonmarie » Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:44 pm

Tickover fitted mine a few years ago and it’s ok .
https://www.tickover.co.uk/shop/content ... /p645.html
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Re: Ignition coil

Post by Mrbaboon1985 » Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:01 pm

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That's what's there now what type is that one lol
That's what's there now. What type is that?

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Re: Ignition coil

Post by stevemarl » Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:12 pm

Lucas. Can you see any of the text, should say 12v or 6v: ballast, non-ballast? Or check the voltage across th LT terminals?

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Re: Ignition coil

Post by Mrbaboon1985 » Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:32 pm

I'll take a look at what's left of the label when I get home see if there's any info left on it lol

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Re: Ignition coil

Post by Mrbaboon1985 » Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:19 pm

stevemarl wrote:
Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:12 pm
Lucas. Can you see any of the text, should say 12v or 6v: ballast, non-ballast? Or check the voltage across th LT terminals?

Its a Lucas Dlb120 and I think it says use only with ballast resistor
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Re: Ignition coil

Post by stevemarl » Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:20 pm

If it`s any help, the 2 round plugs are the original fittings, the spade connectors have been added bt a previous owner (maybe a cut-out switch shorting the coil :roll: :!: ) The voltage may be stamped on the bottom surface.

edit: just saw ur post. In that case, the coil I got from Amazon will just slot in. Assuming you`re sure it IS the coil? Those 2 spade connectors look ominous, where do they go? Can you get rid of them?

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Re: Ignition coil

Post by Mrbaboon1985 » Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:40 pm

stevemarl wrote:
Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:20 pm
If it`s any help, the 2 round plugs are the original fittings, the spade connectors have been added bt a previous owner (maybe a cut-out switch shorting the coil :roll: :!: ) The voltage may be stamped on the bottom surface.

edit: just saw ur post. In that case, the coil I got from Amazon will just slot in. Assuming you`re sure it IS the coil? Those 2 spade connectors look ominous, where do they go? Can you get rid of them?
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Not sure how much that helps!

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Re: Ignition coil

Post by Bug » Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:12 pm

They look like they go into the distributor, so my guess is maybe you don't have points, but one of the newer self-contained electronic set ups?

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Re: Ignition coil

Post by Paul G » Mon Jan 25, 2021 5:35 pm

I got a Lucas DLB 120 on mine. The car is bog standard and the coil seems fine.

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Re: Ignition coil

Post by Mrbaboon1985 » Mon Jan 25, 2021 5:50 pm

Alright I guess I'll play safe and just get the same one just wasn't sure if it was worth seeing if anyone found other ones better that would fit what I have 😊

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Re: Ignition coil

Post by Peter-S » Mon Jan 25, 2021 6:25 pm

Do you have an electronic ignition in that instead of points?
I fitted an Aldon kit years ago and fitted a flamethrower coil at the same time

https://www.amazon.co.uk/PerTronix-4061 ... XOYE&psc=1
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Re: Ignition coil

Post by Mrbaboon1985 » Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:27 pm

Peter-S wrote:
Mon Jan 25, 2021 6:25 pm
Do you have an electronic ignition in that instead of points?
I fitted an Aldon kit years ago and fitted a flamethrower coil at the same time

https://www.amazon.co.uk/PerTronix-4061 ... XOYE&psc=1
How can I tell if its electric ignition instead of points?

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Re: Ignition coil

Post by Jasonmarie » Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:31 pm

Mrbaboon1985 wrote:
Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:27 pm
Peter-S wrote:
Mon Jan 25, 2021 6:25 pm
Do you have an electronic ignition in that instead of points?
I fitted an Aldon kit years ago and fitted a flamethrower coil at the same time

https://www.amazon.co.uk/PerTronix-4061 ... XOYE&psc=1
How can I tell if its electric ignition instead of points?

Under your distributor cap there should be a set of points and a condenser on the outside ?
But now worried why your looking for a coil as you must have a fault ?

What’s wrong with your Capri then ?

Update
You have electronic ignition in that picture so yes a new coil is needed not sure about the wiring , did you fit the electronic ignition ?
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Re: Ignition coil

Post by Peter-S » Mon Jan 25, 2021 8:22 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:
Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:31 pm
, did you fit the electronic ignition ?
Seems unlikely Jason if he's not sure of the difference!
I asked because the wiring and lack of condenser looked like it was electronic so possibly a dedicated coil for electronic might be a better option, depending on the problem of course.
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Re: Ignition coil

Post by Mrbaboon1985 » Mon Jan 25, 2021 8:48 pm

Just starting to take a few turns to start over recently so wasn't sure if the coil might be on its way out. The leads and plugs all look recent just not the coil

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Re: Ignition coil

Post by Mc Tool » Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:21 pm

Bug wrote:
Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:12 pm
They look like they go into the distributor, so my guess is maybe you don't have points, but one of the newer self-contained electronic set ups?
:agree: what he said 😁
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