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28 Sep 2018 15:15 #35531 by ilikescars
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My Auburn was starting OK, but then stalling right away. I made a guess that the condenser was bad and decided to replace it. Unfortunately, when I asked for a 6 volt condenser at an auto supply, the clerk had no idea what I was talking about. Went on-line and found what I needed, and within a few days received a new Mallory 6 volt condenser. Now the engine runs perfectly. Learning experience: condensers must go "stale" after sitting on a shelf for 10 years.

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28 Sep 2018 15:52 #35533 by 1748 S
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Thanks for sharing this. Best I can tell mine in my 37 Cord probably is from the late 1949 time frame. So it "could be" original. Someone before me used some black electrical tape on the wire.Guess it was failed. It looks like its ready to fall off. Happy to note I replaced it during my distributor restoration.


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28 Sep 2018 21:34 #35536 by Curt Schulze
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You have to look at applications, not voltage. Condensers apparently aren't sold based on voltage, and that's why the clerk may have been confused. Asking for a Auburn 8 cylinder condenser" will produce results. Yes, it is still in the NAPA books.
Condenser s don't know voltage 6/ 12 does not matter.

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29 Sep 2018 04:04 #35541 by mikespeed35
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What's important on condensers is microfarad. NAPA knows that if you get the right guy. I always buy asking for microfarad and pig tail length. Some cond. have too short a pigtail but the right microfarad. Curt is right about 6V or 12V, cond. doesn't care.
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29 Sep 2018 11:20 #35542 by Curt Schulze
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That is interesting Mike. I didn't know about the pigtail length. The s/c cars have a longer pigtail than the non s/c eight as it is in the distributor.
The sixes hang outside as well.

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29 Sep 2018 11:49 #35543 by ilikescars
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I read on another website that it does matter that you specify a 6 volt condenser for a 6 volt system.

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