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Little thingy on top of coil

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  • Little thingy on top of coil

    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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  • #2
    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.


    • #3
      Hmmm, "little thingy", I looked through the Stude manual front to back but I could never find that term used.....ha!


      • #4
        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
        64 GT Hawk (K7)
        1970 Avanti (R3)