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I'm gonna give it a try. I'm still using points. I'm in the middle of doing another manifold up, so it will be after that gets squared away. That's probably another two weeks from being done, maybe a bit longer. I still have to getthe coil too. I thought about this project of yours earlier today. Again, a great find for many of us.


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the Gm cavalier coils/with stock ignitershave been used with great success
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I went to "Pull-A-Part" Saturday and bought a Dodge Neon coil pack for $12.00. Picked up some new plug wires. Made the bracket installed the coil pack...wired it up and it runs excellent. Starts quick and seems to warm up quicker. Many thanks for your idea. I saved a boatload of bucks with this conversion. Now for some new points and a timing set and I believe that all my ignition problems will be solved.

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Good deal...

I'm still dealing with other parts of my bike, so your steps ahead of me Bertbart.

I've been looking at the Mazda coils too, as they are physically similar.


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nice going . very usefull info. thanks.

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I went to "Pull-A-Part" Saturday and bought a Dodge Neon coil pack for $12.00. Picked up some new plug wires. Made the bracket installed the coil pack...wired it up and it runs excellent. Starts quick and seems to warm up quicker. Many thanks for your idea. I saved a boatload of bucks with this conversion. Now for some new points and a timing set and I believe that all my ignition problems will be solved.
Open the plug gap to .035" , it should give a little performance improvement.
Good to hear it will work with a points ignition. I suspected it would but had nothing to test it on.

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Dave0430, I will open them up today. Thanks for all you have given me. I'll keep an eye on the points to see if they last or burn up quickly. May be a Dyna in my future as funds permit. (That means if I can squirl away some bucks the wife doesn't know about)LOL

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Dave0430, I will open them up today. Thanks for all you have given me. I'll keep an eye on the points to see if they last or burn up quickly. May be a Dyna in my future as funds permit. (That means if I can squirl away some bucks the wife doesn't know about)LOL
I bet you are going to find the points will last almost forever with the higher primary resistance of these coils.

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Found any easy way to bypass a CDI box on an 86 1200 yet?
I need to fire my coils and get some spark.

As for points, probably already done, but may need a resistor to cut back from 12V to 6V to the points.
Most my older stuff had the resistors, when the resister goes bad the points get the full 12V or so and burn up in about 50-100 miles on the larger V8's I had.
File the points and run great for about 50-100 miles then file again, etc... till I get the new resistor somewhere.

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I believe that I will have to re-install the ceramic resistor as my wires are heating up to the kill switch. Scootsx2 is helping me with the wiring. I'm waiting on an answer from him.

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