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Thread: Early Knuckle Coils - Repair or Replace

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    Default Early Knuckle Coils - Repair or Replace

    I have a correct OEM coil that is not working properly and was wondering if there is anyone that knows more than I about the potential for these to be repaired/rebuilt. As I understand it some may be repaired, but there may be instances when they are not repairable. I don't trust myself, especially wanting a dependable solution, so am looking for someone who can assess/repair my coil (in less than 6 months ... ). If my coil is not worth repairing, is the ONLY option besides hunting up OEM, a V-Twin notoriously piece of c*%p? No one makes a dependable repop coil?

    If this is the case, am I really relegated to buying old OEM at high prices and testing them until I get one that's repairable or works?

    Thanks,
    Vic
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    What year?
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    Quote Originally Posted by len dowe View Post
    What year?
    All Knuckle era coils are the same.
    Be sure to visit;
    http://www.vintageamericanmotorcycles.com/main.php
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    Also be sure to visit http://www.caimag.com/forum/

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    1940 EL (civilian, no radio). I guess my question to those with more knowledge than I should be. If you had a 1940 EL that was missing a correct coil, how would you go about getting one that was correct AND dependable in today's ebay/swap meet/online vendor world?

    Thanks!
    Vic
    Last edited by 40 Nuck; 04-03-2016 at 09:07 AM.
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    Rat at Harbor Vintage was doing them and last time I heard it ran about $80. Not sure if is still doing it as he is trying to sell the business but worth a phone call.

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    AWESOME, Rollo ... Thank you VERY much! Will try him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Haynes View Post
    All Knuckle era coils are the same.
    I know that Chris. OP didn't mention knuck or pan.
    I might have had a panhead working one for him.
    Last edited by len dowe; 04-05-2016 at 03:21 PM. Reason: panhead
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    Quote Originally Posted by len dowe View Post
    I know that Chris. OP didn't mention knuck or pan.
    I might have had a panhead working one for him.
    The title of this thread is, "Early Knuckle Coils - Repair or Replace"
    Be sure to visit;
    http://www.vintageamericanmotorcycles.com/main.php
    Be sure to register at the site so you can see large images.
    Also be sure to visit http://www.caimag.com/forum/

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    Brain fart. My mistake and apology.
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    The title of this thread is, "Early Knuckle Coils - Repair or Replace"
    No worries Len, Your help is always appreciated.
    So just take the brackets off the dead Knuckle coil and rivet it on the good Pan coil..
    Who cares if it is Pan or Knuckle. If it is good, use it. It's better than any aftermarket junk.
    Robbie Knight Amca #2736

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