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Lothar
05-09-2008, 11:35 PM
I got a replacement coil for my Champion at the FLAPS. It has the same part number as the original (E5), and its roughly the same size, so I think its the right part. My question is: How do I get the bracket off of the original coil? It looks like its spot-welded onto the coil (I think you can see that in the photo). I didn't want to get too aggressive with it right away, because the old coil still works. Does the bracket come attached to the coil, or haven't I whacked mine hard enough to get it off, yet? Any advice is appreciated, as always.

http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc126/lotharhp/coila0508.jpg

http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc126/lotharhp/coilb0508.jpg

1950 Champion 4 Dr.
Holdrege NE

BobGlasscock
05-10-2008, 08:06 AM
I recently bought that same coil for my '50 as the original had gone bad. My old coil slid right out of the bracket with one solid (but not hard) tap with an open-end wrench. From the looks of that picture, maybe the two pieces are held together with paint. I'm no welder, but I don't think
the case of the coil would hold up to a weld. Have you poked a screwdriver in between the coil and the bracket where the bracket is open?

'50 Champion, 1 family owner

Lothar
05-12-2008, 03:46 PM
I don't know about anyone else's coil, but my AutoLite coil, which appears to be original equipment, is very definitely spot welded (three spots on each side) to the bracket. CarQuest has a bracket that has an application for 1973-78 Chryslers that pretty much matches the original bracket. I realize that I could have probably gotten one from a salvage yard as well, but this was handier for me. My FLAPS guy said that you can still get some replacement coils with brackets attached as well.

1950 Champion 4 Dr.
Holdrege NE