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I was looking to get a 12vcoil for my onan .On ebay a 20+ year old coil is going for 60-70 bucks.I found new 65 to 79 harley davidson w/points ign. fit nice with minor mod and it runs great for about 40 buks shipped
 

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Looks like it's a pretty good fit. What kind of minor mod was involved?
 

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all i did was grind the area where the hose clamp goes between the harley mounting holes ez and it fits well
 

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ohh i was glad to throw that resistor crap away too!!!!
 

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Don't forget that if you change the coil, the condenser should be changed as well. The capacitor and the coil forms a L-C circuit and if they are unbalanced it will shorten the life of the points. If I were you I would get a Harley condenser and install it after disconnecting the old condenser.

If you pull the Onan points box to remove the condenser, don't forget to set the timing.

A change like this isn't exactly plug-and-play.

I like easy so I would have forked over the extra money for plug-n-play.
 

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I did replace the condenser with a new automotive one i had on the shelf.You are right though i should get the right one.I think i will mount it out of the points box next to the coil somewhere easy to get at
 

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The problem with condensers is that their value in microfarads are not generally known. If that were known, then finding suitable substitutes would be easy.

Where you mount it is up to you. As long as the case is well grounded, it will work.
 

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Boomer has used and guaranteed Onan parts. Did you check to see if he has a used 12 volt coil?
 

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I bought my Onan brand 12V coil at a local parts store and it was $60-$70 I would have a hard time paying more than $35 for a used coil.
 

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Boomers prices are usually 50% off or more compared to new prices. A coil is about $35 and some are NOS.
 

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Looks like a really nice and easy conversion! Should be made into a sticky. Nice work!
 

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