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coil mounting position #568902 Thu Aug 27 2009 03:26 PM
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geb Offline OP
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I have a 1950 216 all stock, the ignition coil I have seen mounted up and down, what is the stock position for the coil. Thanks

Re: coil mounting position [Re: geb] #568905 Thu Aug 27 2009 03:32 PM
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don stocker Offline
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The wires on the coil should be facing down.

Re: coil mounting position [Re: geb] #568906 Thu Aug 27 2009 03:33 PM
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tclederman Offline
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Many people mount them with the attachment posts up, for ease of attachment (and, I've heard people say, to avoid leaks)? If the coil leaks, replace it.

All documents that I have seen have had the attachment posts down.



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1954 3106 Carryall Suburban - part of the family for 48 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic - part of the family for 14 years
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE - now part of Dave's family
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engine are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler.
Re: coil mounting position [Re: tclederman] #568907 Thu Aug 27 2009 03:43 PM
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geb Offline OP
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Thanks for the quick responses, Have a great day

Re: coil mounting position [Re: geb] #568942 Thu Aug 27 2009 05:38 PM
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Nifty 50 Offline
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Stock is down, but I did have my coil wire fall off once. But clearly because it was not fully pushed in, because it hasn't happened since.


1950 Chevy 3100
261, 4 speed
Purchased 1977

1964 Pontiac Lemans Convert
Re: coil mounting position [Re: Nifty 50] #568979 Thu Aug 27 2009 09:44 PM
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oldcarandtrucknut Offline
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Before I re-built the 216 the coil was facing down. After the re-build the coil would not fit facing down, so I had to flip it over. All I can figure is that I pushed the oil pump in too much, causing the distributor to raise up a little when I installed it.


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