Motor Standard Products - Early Coil?

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Motor Standard Products - Early Coil?

Post by 1941MB » Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:35 pm

Now you knowledgeable folks on G503 - what do we know about this coil found among my slat grill MB parts ?
What was the coil type fitted Nov/Dec 1941 ?[https://www.flickr.com/photos/165326744 ... ed-public/][https://www.flickr.com/photos/165326744 ... ed-public/]
Also - yes it does have the stud on the base for the bond strap attachment.

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Re: Motor Standard Products - Early Coil?

Post by Chuck Lutz » Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:24 am

I would say NO to that being a factory coil for the slat grill...or for any other factory WWII jeep.
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Re: Motor Standard Products - Early Coil?

Post by GI45AUTO » Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:07 pm

Something interesting about the company that made it though, Standard Motor Products, made all sorts of radiator caps, gas caps and aparently coils for automobiles. They also changed their name and produced M1 Carbines for the the government under the name Standard Products Corp.

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Re: Motor Standard Products - Early Coil?

Post by Ben Dover » Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:46 pm

Standard Motor Products is a popular brand of aftermarket replacement parts of the 40's. Many auto parts stores of the period had a tin overhead Standard Motor Parts sign hanging out from the front of their building.
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Re: Motor Standard Products - Early Coil?

Post by Chuck Lutz » Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:41 pm

The best you can find aside from the original Blue Streak points....SMP bought them out I think.
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Re: Motor Standard Products - Early Coil?

Post by Ben Dover » Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:31 am

I removed the OEM Points from my NOS GPW engine when I installed it and put in a set of Filko ventilated points, that was 47 years ago and they are still in perfect condition with close to 20,000 miles.
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Re: Motor Standard Products - Early Coil?

Post by Chuck Lutz » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:50 am

...and you mention that because they are available just about everywhere, right?

Oh...I guess they aren't....
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Re: Motor Standard Products - Early Coil?

Post by Ben Dover » Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:21 pm

Chuck, you have ben on G-503 long enough and by now should know how to ferret out OEM Tune up parts. There are inexpensive books that have been availible to M collectors for 30 years that list over the counter and OEM Ignition parts.
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Re: Motor Standard Products - Early Coil?

Post by Chuck Lutz » Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:12 am

No need to....I have a stash of the Blue Streak and Standard Products points. I put on one set in 2000 and inadvertently the ignition was left ON three years ago and destroyed them. On my second set which will last longer than I will if the mistake isn't repeated.

I figure if those points made it 15 years then they are a pretty good product. The chase for OEM points is a waste of time/money.
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Re: Motor Standard Products - Early Coil?

Post by Ben Dover » Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:45 am

Takes time, Chuck, to master these little beasts to the point when everything G-503 comes automatic. The stuff is out there, keep plugging. I like to set up the ignition point contact spring pressurewith the GI Issue tune up set I have, setting the spring pressure results in longer point life. (17-20 Ounces is the norm, it makes the points last longer) :wink:
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