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#395388 - 09/23/17 08:13 AM Coil
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Registered: 01/25/12
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I own a 1950 Styleline Deluxe with a 216 engine. I have a two part question: My coil is mounted with the terminals facing down.I have had people tell me it should be mounted with the terminals up? The second question is, should there be some type of lock washer on the terminals. I have one that over time get a little loose which causes the car not to turn over. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

#395389 - 09/23/17 08:32 AM Re: Coil [Re: CGchevy]
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Registered: 11/23/01
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The correct position is for the coil to be mounted with the terminals on the bottom. Also, on my 1951, lock washers are used on the terminals.

By the way, since you are not new to Chevy Chatter, you might want to post your question in the 1949-54 forum instead here in the New To Chat forum.

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#395396 - 09/23/17 10:56 AM Re: Coil [Re: Junkyard Dog]
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In 1959 Chevrolet finally got smart and reversed the coil so the wiring was on top. This also corected the problem of he high tension wire falling out of the coil and killing the engine.

Edited by Chev Nut (09/23/17 11:42 AM)


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