Go Back   The Ford Barn > General Discussion > Model T (1909-1927)

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-21-2021, 07:43 PM   #1
Kube
Senior Member
 
Kube's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Wisconsin, USA
Posts: 7,090
Default Coil testing machine

Hi Guys,
Right off I must admit I know very little about your beloved Model T's. The fact that they are cool is nearly where my "knowledge" ends.
So, here's my request:

I have a coil tester, um, I believe that's what it is, and would like to know more about it.
Rarity? Desirability? And yes, value.

Thanks in advance.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg P1070798.JPG (149.0 KB, 154 views)
File Type: jpg P1070799.JPG (148.0 KB, 150 views)
File Type: jpg P1070800.JPG (158.5 KB, 146 views)
__________________
"I can explain it for you. However, I can't understand it for you".
Kube is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2021, 08:47 PM   #2
mercman from oz
Senior Member
 
mercman from oz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Queensland, Australia
Posts: 6,422
Default Re: Coil testing machine







Coil Testing Machine - what a great find.
mercman from oz is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Old 07-22-2021, 12:15 AM   #3
redmodelt
Senior Member
 
redmodelt's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Portland OR
Posts: 5,754
Default Re: Coil testing machine

Do a search of "mtfca; HCCT" HCCT = Hand Crank Coil Tester.
__________________
I know the voices aren't real but damn they have some good ideas!
redmodelt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2021, 08:46 AM   #4
Kube
Senior Member
 
Kube's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Wisconsin, USA
Posts: 7,090
Default Re: Coil testing machine

Quote:
Originally Posted by redmodelt View Post
Do a search of "mtfca; HCCT" HCCT = Hand Crank Coil Tester.
Well, duh. Why didn't I think of that?

Very interesting things to be found in regard to these machines. Thank you!

I have yet to find any advice on value.

I have zero use for this machine.

Thanks again!
__________________
"I can explain it for you. However, I can't understand it for you".
Kube is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2021, 09:02 AM   #5
rotorwrench
Senior Member
 
rotorwrench's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 12,968
Default Re: Coil testing machine

There are several types out there. Some folks will pay up to $700 or more for these depending on type, how complete they are, and condition of parts. They are still the easiest way to test the old model T trembler buzz box coils. I don't know which is considered the best one.

I've seem home made ones that use a model T flywheel and pickup.
rotorwrench is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2021, 12:08 PM   #6
redmodelt
Senior Member
 
redmodelt's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Portland OR
Posts: 5,754
Default Re: Coil testing machine

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Nice thing about these are, the fact they used stock coil ring/flywheels. That can really cut down on shipping cost as buyer can supply their own. While coil tester for sure not junk, those meters, one out of the two might be rebuildable, the other would be questionable. You might try posting on the Model T Ford Club of America site and ask, or just put an ad there in the classifieds. You might start out at 600 and can come down from there. You could say for local pickup, and would be willing to take the flywheel/coil ring off for shipping. Still, even with that weight removed, could get spendy for shipping.
__________________
I know the voices aren't real but damn they have some good ideas!
redmodelt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2021, 07:10 PM   #7
Alex Mcknz
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2021
Posts: 31
Default Re: Coil testing machine

I try to look for more information on the internet but it directs me to a random forum maybe you can check it out.
Alex Mcknz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2021, 01:15 PM   #8
mcgarrett
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Waxahachie, Texas
Posts: 83
Default Re: Coil testing machine

Hey Kube,
I have an ALLEN coil testing machine that looks exactly like the one in your photos. Some collectors will buy them. They're doesn't seem to be a lot of replacement parts for them, but you never know what you might find on the 'net. Good luck with the project. You might Google Ron Patterson, the Coil Man for his contact info. He seems to know a lot about them and might help you find a buyer.

P.S.
I own a '40 Ford too and recently bought your 1940 restoration book which I really enjoy!

Mike Garrett
1940 Ford Deluxe 2 Dr. Sedan
1931 Model A Slant Windshield Sedan
1927 Model T Speedster
mcgarrett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2021, 08:33 PM   #9
Kube
Senior Member
 
Kube's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Wisconsin, USA
Posts: 7,090
Default Re: Coil testing machine

Guys, thanks for all the great advice. I did end up selling this machine and believe it went to good home
__________________
"I can explain it for you. However, I can't understand it for you".
Kube is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:16 AM.