View Full Version : Little thingy on top of coil

03-10-2007, 02:39 PM
Looks like a condensor of some sort. Little round cylinder that mounts to top of coil bracket.
What is it's function?

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Dwain G.
03-10-2007, 04:19 PM
It IS a condenser, one part of the radio noise suppressing equipment that used to be installed on most cars. It has to be connected to the 'hot' side of the coil; if connected to the distributor side, the engine won't run.

Dwain G.

John Kirchhoff
03-10-2007, 11:16 PM
Hmmm, "little thingy", I looked through the Stude manual front to back but I could never find that term used.....ha!

03-11-2007, 11:58 AM
They also have those "thingy's" on the wiper motor and alternator and they're all different values. I think the one on the coil is 5Mfd. It was said that you shouldn't mix them around, as the value was specific to the application.

Bob Johnstone