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continued...dead cj...name this part

had a little time last night to look at what all melted. the wire from the top of the coil to a small cylinder about 1 1/2 in long and 1/2 in diameter is completely melted off. what is this cylinder type thing? i looked in both haynes and chilton, but it wasn't labeled on the schematics,( at least not that i saw) it is/was mounted right on the bracket that holds the coil. since i have no clue what it does, i can't speculate if that was the problem or not. but at the very least the wire may have shorted where it enters the cylinder.

next problem....the 'c' shaped clip that attaches to the top of the coil...is this still used in the TR upgrade? if so am i better off to try to find one new, or just pull one at a junkyard?

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Re: continued...dead cj...name this part

Thats called a condensor.
The C clips will be cut off and a new "plug" installed for thr TR upgrade.
It is a retangle plug on the TFI coil.



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Re: continued...dead cj...name this part

what would be the simptoms of a failed condenser?

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Re: continued...dead cj...name this part

Don't know imho.
My old V-bubs used to eat the points when they went bad.
Don't know on the electronic dist.
I actually thought they had something to do w/ radio static.


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Re: continued...dead cj...name this part

Oh BTW I'm not running one on my 258 with a TR ign.
So I really don't know what they do.


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Re: continued...dead cj...name this part

so when doing the TR upgrade, you don't need a condenser anymore?

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Mine doesn't anyway.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]


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Re: continued...dead cj...name this part

what are you thoughts on the TR upgrade? i haven't hreard any negatives yet.
just curious

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Re: continued...dead cj...name this part

It's a great easy upgrade. As easy as a tune up.
You can notice the difference. The eng runs smoother.


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Re: continued...dead cj...name this part

The "Condenser" is actually a Capacitor, and it's purpose is to buffer the high and low voltage swings in the electrical system when the ignition fires.
A failed capacitor is usually burned up internally, and just doesn't work anymore.
If you have a catastrophic failure, it will actually blow apart, but that is VERY rare.

Using a capacitor will help keep the noise out of the radio and other electronic equipment like computers.

There is one on most TFI coil arrangements from the factory, and the junk yard is the best place to find the coil bracket, coil, connector, and condenser for your application. You can usually get them for cheap....

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