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1949 chevy 3100 distributer 12v question.

  
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1949 chevy 3100 distributer 12v question.

 
wilkster wilkster
New User | Posts: 1 | Joined: 04/14
Posted: 04/07/14
07:14 PM

I have this 1949 3100 that a previous owner converted to 12v and as I have researched this truck I have come to discover it has a 1953 216 or 217 motor in it.  Which condenser does the distributor use with the 12v? Also I'm guessing they changed the coil but not sure.  How does one test a coil? and which one do I use.

Thanks from Montana

Rob  

wayne712222 wayne712222
New User | Posts: 37 | Joined: 10/13
Posted: 04/11/14
09:08 AM

6 volt coils with usually have a 6V  either printed or embossed from the inside out on the case...

if you have an ohm meter.. post.. as i can look up coil specs..

here are the specs for a 47 chevy 6 volt coil

Minimum Primary Resistance Range: 1.0 - 1.4
Minimum Secondary Resistance Range: 5.8k - 9.2k
and

Ignition Condenser
1947 Chevrolet Truck 3100 1/2 ton P/U 3.5L 1BL 6cyl
for the 6 volt system
duralast wells Part Number: U505





here are the specs for a 12 volt 59 chevy truck coil

Minimum Primary Resistance Range: 1.0 - 1.7
Minimum Secondary Resistance Range: 7.5k - 14.5k




1959 Chevrolet Truck 3100 1/2 ton P/U 2WD 3.8L 1BL OHV 6cyl
condenser  12 volt system
duralast wells Part Number: U1505
Alternate Part Number: PT520