Australian ROFO coil on ebay

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John E. Guitar
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Australian ROFO coil on ebay

Post by John E. Guitar » Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:44 pm

There is an Australian made coil on ebay at the moment.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Antique-For ... ctupt=true

I've seen ROFO coils for more modern cars but this is the first Model T coil.

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Re: Australian ROFO coil on ebay

Post by Allan » Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:11 am

Lorimer also made T style coils. Many of these had spring type clips on the contacts, because they were made to power electric fence units. I have yet to find one where the core inside the coil is packed with fine soft wire like the genuine article. They usually have a looser pack of metal strips in place of the wire. How they stack up in performance against the real deal I do not know. I have never found a set of four, which may indicate that they were used in a car.
The wooden box on Lorimers was made with silky oak timber, and they are really pretty.

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Re: Australian ROFO coil on ebay

Post by Mark Gregush » Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:25 pm

The later more modern KW American coils also used the strips for the core. The coils made with the clips could also have been made for the guys with hit-miss engines.
I know the voices aren't real but damn they have some good ideas! :shock:

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Re: Australian ROFO coil on ebay

Post by doodlebugt » Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:15 am

I don't know if you remember Allan, but I owned one at Ballarat Swap for about 30 minutes. I sat at your site with it. A hit-miss bloke asked if I would sell it. I said no, I'd just bought it , he said what is your "silly price", and he bought it. Still a bit annoyed with myself. 😕 Ah well. Think it may have been Silky Oak.
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