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Post by donald4ham » Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:21 pm

other than holding the coils and capacitor in place, does the tar in the coils serve another purpose?

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Post by Peter, Memphis TN » Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:53 pm

I'm going to propose two other purposes. One, the tar would be a reasonably good insulator, and help prevent arcing. Two, it would provide a pretty good heat sink. I've had hot tar dropped on me, and can testify it holds heat longer than you'd expect.

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Post by jab35 » Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:21 am

It holds the wooden box together.

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Post by Mark Gregush » Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:31 am

Keeps the wires in place too.
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Post by Mindless Automaton » Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:36 am

All those reasons. Trust me, I tested coils in car before pouring the tar in and one arced badly and filled with smoke.

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Post by R.V.Anderson » Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:23 am

Also seals moisture out.

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