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29 Sep 2018 12:16 #35544 by Curt Schulze
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The capacitor / condenser, is a tuned circuit with the inductance of the coil. Therefore the farad (micro, micro micro (pf for the under 50 year olds) or Nano for you new guys) rating of the condenser is the important specification. Voltage will never be mentioned in ignition circuits. The farad rating of the condenser affects the wear of the points, as it affects the current in the circuit.
Paper capacitors get moisture in them (paper insulator absorbs water when the wax fails) and causes low resistance or "leakage" failure between terminals. Mylar and polyester insulators much better. Some can go bad sitting on the shelf, others work for years. You can test them, with these new Fluke (or other brand) DMMs. Check the Farad rating, and if that is in range, check the resistance. It SHOULD be infinite or at least megohms. I have at least 40 in stock new and NOS none are marked with a voltage.

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02 Oct 2018 03:46 #35550 by mikespeed35
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Where is the website. I'd like to read their opinion.
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02 Oct 2018 05:37 - 02 Oct 2018 11:38 #35551 by Curt Schulze
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AACA Go to Technical, got o quiz

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06 Oct 2018 18:00 #35629 by johnmereness
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I highly recommend a NOS one from Curt - there is nothing more distracting under a hood than a supercharged car going for a top award that has a $10.00 auto parts new condenser (esp. one with a blue wire or ...) hanging on the outside of the distributor.

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06 Oct 2018 18:27 #35633 by ilikescars
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Found info on H.A.M.B

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07 Oct 2018 12:05 #35645 by Curt Schulze
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