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Offline livetoride60

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Re: Yellow top coil restoration tip
« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2014, 09:13:44 PM »
Awesome.  Was looking for a good yellow, so thanks.
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Re: Yellow top coil restoration tip
« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2014, 12:38:10 AM »
Brian, I don't believe the number/letter between the posts are date codes but molding numbers. Date codes are shown in the stamps.
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Re: Yellow top coil restoration tip
« Reply #17 on: October 11, 2014, 12:51:15 AM »
Brian, I don't believe the number/letter between the posts are date codes but molding numbers. Date codes are shown in the stamps.
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Offline Brian Conway

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Re: Yellow top coil restoration tip
« Reply #18 on: October 11, 2014, 01:01:30 AM »
Thank you guys.  To bad that 5D one is the same date code as my air cleaner.  Brian
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Re: Yellow top coil restoration tip
« Reply #19 on: October 11, 2014, 01:06:50 AM »
Thank you guys.  To bad that 5D one is the same date code as my air cleaner.  Brian
Why to bad? You can still use it along with your 5D dated air cleaner. Just make sure the ink stamp on the coil is dated correctly.
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Offline Brian Conway

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Re: Yellow top coil restoration tip
« Reply #20 on: October 11, 2014, 12:16:36 PM »
Care to elaborate on ' ink stamp ' ?  A SEARCH of 65 Coil did not include any further info.  I know a couple of decals are available but short of having a specialty shop doing it I am unaware of a at home remedy.  Thanks,  Brian
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Re: Yellow top coil restoration tip
« Reply #21 on: October 11, 2014, 12:44:48 PM »
Brian,
It would be along the lines as this one currently on eBay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ford-Mustang-coil-marking-stamp-boss-302-429-428CJ-SCJ-FAC-12029-A-AUTOLITE-/141429229198?pt=Vintage_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item20edd6c68e&vxp=mtr

Date on the right side of the stamp would naturally need to be correct for your car. I'm a decal user currently, but it would be a nice detail to upgrade for sure.

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Offline Brian Conway

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Re: Yellow top coil restoration tip
« Reply #22 on: October 11, 2014, 05:38:12 PM »
Thank you for the post.  I usually try to watch the costs vs parts and this one looks like it could get pricey.  Brian
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Re: Yellow top coil restoration tip
« Reply #23 on: October 11, 2014, 07:01:02 PM »
I made the artwork for a stamp and took it to a local stamp maker where he gave me a quote of under $10. I left the date code part blank with the intent of making separate date code stamps for my three cars and four other local Mustang owners. The date code stamp were about $7 each. I didn't order one as some priorities came up.
The method I've seen that works was to mount the stamp face up on a frame and roll the coil to get the marking. The date code would be done "free hand".
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Re: Yellow top coil restoration tip
« Reply #24 on: October 11, 2014, 11:59:25 PM »
Hi Brian,
Here are pictures of the coil I use on my 65 Shelby, 5S275.
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Re: Yellow top coil restoration tip
« Reply #25 on: October 12, 2014, 10:41:19 AM »
Thanks for the pictures.  Now I understand the bracket w/hole and coil w/keyed bumps.   How do I get a coil that looks like that ?   Brian
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Re: Yellow top coil restoration tip
« Reply #26 on: October 12, 2014, 10:56:10 AM »
I bought the coil from JD Larson. The bracket with the hole I already had.
At that time, some years ago, I had a discussion about the coil. Should it have the button
or not? Should the bracket have the hole or not. Conclusion was I should have both.
My car was built in San Jose between May 7-10, 1965. Original engine assembly date May 3
and car received at Shelby American on May 13.
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Offline Brian Conway

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Re: Yellow top coil restoration tip
« Reply #27 on: October 12, 2014, 11:42:41 AM »
Thank you for sharing all that info.  This AM, from JD Larson, that same 5DCB set up with correct bracket will cost you $450.  Brian
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Offline lancelot66

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Re: Yellow top coil restoration tip
« Reply #28 on: October 12, 2014, 12:41:45 PM »
That is one fine looking coil you put together Texas Swede. Gorgeous! But Brian, I'm with you on this (and many other areas) as I'm trying to keep my costs down also. The folks out at: http://www.427galaxieregistry.com/Fordyellowtopcoil.html are looking better and better with those prices that keep going up. Market indicator I guess. I've dealt with JD Larson too and I like him. He's good. Our present coil is a good baseline for this type of restoration so will consider all this advice too. We don't have the resources where we live to get that stamp made either, especially at those great prices.
I might give that a crack if we did. I sure like the idea and how that came out too.
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Re: Yellow top coil restoration tip
« Reply #29 on: October 12, 2014, 03:21:43 PM »
$450, that is a lot. If I remember correctly I bought it for $150.
The funny thing though is that when mounted correctly at my 65, nothing
of the stamp can be seen as it's completely hidden behind the bracket.
I am attaching a picture taken in Paris, France of 5S114's engine compartment.
Same thing, no stamp can be seen.
Texas Swede