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by MKossor
Sun May 12, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T coil tester advice: HCCT, Strobo-Spark, ECCT
Replies: 103
Views: 12579

Re: Model T coil tester advice: HCCT, Strobo-Spark, ECCT

Matt, regarding your question: " can you adjust a set of coils to have equal dwell time at one speed, but then when you change the speed things drift?" Absolutely! A coil adjusted to fire consistently at 2000 RPM can definitely start firing erratically as firing rate increases if not adjusted correc...
by MKossor
Sun May 12, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to Buy the Perfect Model T - According to Yahoo
Replies: 7
Views: 1368

How to Buy the Perfect Model T - According to Yahoo

Nice exposure for the Model T but a few things off mark. Anyone else catch this article?

https://www.yahoo.com/news/buy-perfect- ... 21223.html
by MKossor
Sat May 11, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T coil tester advice: HCCT, Strobo-Spark, ECCT
Replies: 103
Views: 12579

Re: Model T coil tester advice: HCCT, Strobo-Spark, ECCT

Matt, good to see you taking the initiative to experiment and learn by building your own MCCT. Here is what I learned when studying Model T coil point operation and the challenges they present that make adjusting them for equal and consistent firing time a challange. In Theory, the basic concept is ...
by MKossor
Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil problems
Replies: 2
Views: 801

Re: Coil problems

Tom, Regarding ECCT capacitor test failing on all 4 of your coils. The capacitor test requires the point contacts to be clean and closed making good electrical contact (shorted) at the beginning of the test. You open the points during the test and must make sure you don't touch both point contacts w...
by MKossor
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: correct capacitor for coils
Replies: 4
Views: 997

Re: correct capacitor for coils

Don, The ECCT capacitor capacitor test is very sensitive so a couple comments on interpreting the test results: The most important parameter of the capacitor test is the capacitor Value, typically 0.47uF but this can vary by +/-20% Capacitor value measuring less than 0.33 uf should be replaced to av...
by MKossor
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T coil tester advice: HCCT, Strobo-Spark, ECCT
Replies: 103
Views: 12579

Re: Model T coil tester advice: HCCT, Strobo-Spark, ECCT

dykkeer552 said " I now tests all coils on all three devices as they should be perfect on all three. " Please note this is NOT true! The ECCT tests coil point adjustment by actually measuring the Time it takes the coil to fire the first spark on the power stroke whereas the other coil testers measu...
by MKossor
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: hand crank coil tester
Replies: 8
Views: 1576

Re: hand crank coil tester

Philip, FYI, nice HCCT meter available in the classifieds right now. viewtopic.php?f=5&t=2946

Good luck with your vintage coil tester project.
by MKossor
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hartman timer
Replies: 2
Views: 787

Re: Hartman timer

Les, The contacts probably open too slowly for a typical 0.47uF capacitor to afford much protection against contact arcing. The capacitor value would have to be MUCH larger to be effective in suppressing contact arcing. You can't use a large capacitor across coil points because you need the field to...
by MKossor
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Ideal Timer (I-Timer) Discounts for ECCT Owners
Replies: 13
Views: 2671

Re: Ideal Timer (I-Timer) Discounts for ECCT Owners

Still time to take advantage of this I-Timer discount offer.
by MKossor
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Ideal Timer (I-Timer) Discounts for ECCT Owners
Replies: 13
Views: 2671

Re: Ideal Timer (I-Timer) Discounts for ECCT Owners

Thanks for sharing your experience with the I-Timer.

Forgot to mention this I-Timer discount is Limited to 1 per ECCT owner and cannot be combined with any other offer. Offer ends 3/1/2019
by MKossor
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Coil Tester
Replies: 8
Views: 2514

FS Coil Tester

Learn how to test, adjust and maintain your coils for optimal engine performance using the Electronically Cranked Coil Tester ( ECCT ). The ECCT is the lowest cost Coil/Capacitor tester on the market that lets you precisely adjust all 4 coils for equal and consistent Firing Time by actually measuri...
by MKossor
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 Days
Replies: 8
Views: 1691

Re: 26 Days

Have a safe and enjoyable trip Dean. Hope you get to enjoy some warmer, dry weather too.
by MKossor
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Ideal Timer (I-Timer) Discounts for ECCT Owners
Replies: 13
Views: 2671

Ideal Timer (I-Timer) Discounts for ECCT Owners

Special Offer for ECCT Owners You may have heard the Ideal Timer is now available for use with ECCT adjusted coils that provides the best Model T engine performance possible with stock coils. This is a special limited time offer being made to existing ECCT owners interested in purchasing an Ideal T...
by MKossor
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: COILs
Replies: 8
Views: 1354

Re: COILs

Nice coil information but I take issue with a very important specification. Cushion Spring Gap: 0.010"-0.012" (recommended) By who and based on what data? Here is data I took on cushion spring travel during development of the Electronically Cranked Coil Tester ( ECCT ) using a specially modified se...
by MKossor
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil tester help
Replies: 3
Views: 943

Re: Coil tester help

Tom, Try contacting Bob Cascisa. He may be able to help you. Here is his ad from the MTFCA Model T Vendors page:
HCCT Meter Repair.JPG
by MKossor
Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB coil tester
Replies: 8
Views: 1491

Re: WTB coil tester

Craig, Engine performance depends upon ignition timing NOT coil current! The Electronically Cranked Coil Tester ( ECCT ) is the only Model T coil tester that permits you to adjust each coil for equal and consistent firing Time by actually measuring coil firing Time . Even experienced folks who exper...
by MKossor
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto vs Battery
Replies: 18
Views: 2577

Re: Magneto vs Battery

Hal, Yes, just noticed that too. I did mean 15 degrees ATDC (AFTER TDC) in my previous post. I guess you can't edit posts to correct errors like that in this new format either except for a narrow time window following the post. Kevin, I would not expect to see much of a difference of spark character...
by MKossor
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto vs Battery
Replies: 18
Views: 2577

Re: Magneto vs Battery

JohnH makes a good point. By adjusting the range of timer movement relative to piston position (initial timing with spark lever fully retarded) and ensuring the maximum range of timer rotational travel (by replacing all worn linkages) it is possible to advance the spark more. That will result in bet...
by MKossor
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto vs Battery
Replies: 18
Views: 2577

Re: Magneto vs Battery

Kevin, I have looked at the firing process on an oscilloscope and have done so rather extensively. Not sure what you mean by efficiency changing between "magneto vs points". The magneto is a source of power and the points are the means by which the magnetic field collapses. The speed in which the co...
by MKossor
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto vs Battery
Replies: 18
Views: 2577

Re: Magneto vs Battery

Scott has it right. Folks without a functional magneto can still enjoy about the same engine performance as operating on magneto by operating the ignition coils from 12V battery. That is because the coil dwell time to fire spark on 12V is faster than 6V battery and about the same as operating on mag...
by MKossor
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pic test
Replies: 2
Views: 716

Re: Pic test

Oh Billy, Billy Billy....