Toyota 20v coil

Wiring, instruments, switchgear etc

Moderator: BradW

Toyota 20v coil

Postby Joose on Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:41 am

Hi,

I need a bit of help figuring this coil out :oops: There are two plugs on the blacktop coil - one round one where the lead from the distributor plugs in, and another smaller one with two spade-contacts:

Image

The top plug is easy because it obviously has to take the lead from the dizzy, as seen here:

Image

Now the tricky part :lol: On the harness that Andre built for me, there are also two wires - one marked coil positive and one marked coil negative:

Image

so my question is: where do these two coil positive and negative wires go? Are they supposed to go onto those spade terminals on the bottom plug and, if so, which is +ve and which is -ve?

thanks in advance!
Building: 4AGE 20v Locost SA
Road Car: a big, red, shouty thing with an MG badge on it..
User avatar
Joose
 
Posts: 329
Joined: Sun Jun 04, 2006 3:38 pm

Re: Toyota 20v coil

Postby muller on Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:10 am

Yes they go to the bottom plug and they can in either way and it will still work
Anton

Race car 1: Birkin IRS 4AGE 20v (TLR class B - B10)
Race car 2: Birkin IRS 4AGE 20v (TLR Class B for SO - B20)
Road car: erm.. who cares
User avatar
muller
 
Posts: 1452
Joined: Sat Aug 28, 2004 4:57 pm
Location: Benoni

Re: Toyota 20v coil

Postby Joose on Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:27 am

thanks muller! So there is no polarity on the coil then? I can just plug the +ve and -ve in any way? I didnt mention that I am running perfect power management. I dont suppose that makes a difference?
Building: 4AGE 20v Locost SA
Road Car: a big, red, shouty thing with an MG badge on it..
User avatar
Joose
 
Posts: 329
Joined: Sun Jun 04, 2006 3:38 pm

Re: Toyota 20v coil

Postby muller on Mon Nov 28, 2011 1:14 pm

Joose wrote:thanks muller! So there is no polarity on the coil then? I can just plug the +ve and -ve in any way? I didnt mention that I am running perfect power management. I dont suppose that makes a difference?

Apparently the coils works slightly better wired up the correct (i.e. as per manual) vs the other, but wired either way it will still work.

I can never remember wich is supposed to be the + and - plugs so just plug them in have never noticed any difference
Anton

Race car 1: Birkin IRS 4AGE 20v (TLR class B - B10)
Race car 2: Birkin IRS 4AGE 20v (TLR Class B for SO - B20)
Road car: erm.. who cares
User avatar
muller
 
Posts: 1452
Joined: Sat Aug 28, 2004 4:57 pm
Location: Benoni

Re: Toyota 20v coil

Postby andredp on Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:08 pm

What Muller said, but if you are fanatical about it, positive is on the right hand looking at your pic (in other words on the side with the extra clips bit).
Andre'
Racing: Locost Racer - Rocam with plastic intake manifold ;)
Upgrading: Luego Locost SA - ex 4AGE 20V - soon to be x2 on KWs
New projects: More Locost Formula racers
User avatar
andredp
 
Posts: 1651
Joined: Mon Aug 02, 2004 2:16 pm
Location: Centurion, Gauteng

Re: Toyota 20v coil

Postby Joose on Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:24 pm

thanks guys! Will wire it up like Andre says then :)
Building: 4AGE 20v Locost SA
Road Car: a big, red, shouty thing with an MG badge on it..
User avatar
Joose
 
Posts: 329
Joined: Sun Jun 04, 2006 3:38 pm


Return to Electrics

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 4 guests

cron