CJ Ignition Coil?

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CJ Ignition Coil?

Post by Myers » Thu Nov 03, 2022 8:41 am

Hi guys,

I pulled this coil off of a GPW engine, but it is obviously not original to the G503s. Just curious if anyone knows what it originally came on, and if it is a CJ item.

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Re: CJ Ignition Coil?

Post by Steve Webb » Thu Nov 03, 2022 12:13 pm

The universal Jeep lists Auto Lite for the coil. 7 numbers listed so what is on the coil? The 2a's had a key start coil and the others had it mounted along engine
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Re: CJ Ignition Coil?

Post by Myers » Thu Nov 03, 2022 12:25 pm

The only markings on it are what is shown in the photo. IG-6V 3 B. I believe the actual part number would have been stamped on the bracket (was missing).
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Re: CJ Ignition Coil?

Post by Steve Webb » Thu Nov 03, 2022 7:32 pm

Well the numbers in the specs for coil for the 2a early is CR-3033XE. The other numbers for all other models are
CR-6009
CAL-4001
CAL-4001-A
200576
200577
200488 All 6 volt

I have a 1950 3a with original coil, can't get to the numbers on it but it doesn't look like your picture.
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Re: CJ Ignition Coil?

Post by Bruce W » Thu Nov 03, 2022 9:14 pm

Most of the CJ2-A’s had the key lock and switch fastened to the base of the coil and the whole affair was mounted to the backside of the dash panel with three screws. Of course this required a longer distributor primary wire and a longer coil secondary cable. It must not have been a good idea as almost all of them are gone now. Coils are now mostly mounted on the side of the block a la MB, while some mount a “normal” coil under the dash with a key switch in the original hole for an original look. I have one ‘47 that still has its keyed coil but Ive never had it out, nor have I ever actually seen one, much less held one in my hand. I cant say that the coil in question is or isnt one of them.
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Re: CJ Ignition Coil?

Post by Myers » Fri Nov 04, 2022 3:34 pm

I appreciate the information. If anyone recognizes it and wants it, it's free for the cost of shipping. I'm always wary of throwing away vintage stuff, you never know who may need or want it.
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Re: CJ Ignition Coil?

Post by lowenuf » Mon Nov 07, 2022 6:35 am

That is not the same coil body that would have been original to the 2A/3A.... It dos not have the two electrical posts on the side at the end of the body where the switch plate attaches. More than likely that is for a Studebaker...
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