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Subject: Re: Seamaster 27 Wortham Blake Ignition Coil


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steve B
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Date Posted: 13:22:22 28/05/2010 Fri
In reply to: Roger Andrews 's message, "Seamaster 27 Wortham Blake Ignition Coil" on 13:03:18 24/05/2010 Mon

Im fairly sure the HA12 part of the number means its a Lucas unit and its a normal non ballast resistor type. I had a similar problem with my Morris 1000 recently, I ended up trying two ballasted types (a morris doesnt have a ballast resistor) and had all sorts of problems.

Basically a ballasted resistor type coil is meant to run on something like 6 or 9volts and will give a huge spark on a normal 12V system, a ballast type coil will still work, in fact it'll work great, it just would not last for very long.

Hope this helps a bit

Steve

Id get a non-ballast one.



I am looking for a spare ignition coil to have as a
>spare on my Seamaster 27 fitted with a Ford 115E 1969
>/ 1970 Wortham Blake engine.
>
>The question that I keep getting asked is "does your
>ignition have a ballast resistor?"
>
>Does anyone know the answer as to how I can find out
>- the only markings that I can see on the coil is
>12V HA12 45171 [could be slightly different as it is
>hard to see] I have also been asked what type of
>distributor is it? but I can see no markings inside or
>outside.
>
>Regards
>
>Roger Andrews

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