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    capQuack

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    #171025

    Where might I be able to find a 1940 evinrude elto handitwin 3hp ignition coil?
    Its a 2 spark coil and the plug wires are soldiered directly to the coil. Engine model number is 4357

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    Eric McNett
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    #171036

    check the chris craft challenger thread down from this one, theres some pertinent coil info for you there.

    Eric McNett
    Seattle AOMCI Member

    Tubs
    Tubs
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    #171060

    Can you post a picture of the coil?

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    lyks2tinkr
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    #171085

    Have you measured the resistance across the secondary ?
    If it is really bad you can place an ad in the classified section. Elto Handitwins were a pretty common motor.
    There are also other replacement alternatives

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    capQuack

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    #171093

    Yes I can post a picture.

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    capQuack

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    #171097

    Plug wires are gone and I can see the wiring inside the coil is broken

    Tubs
    Tubs
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    #171104

    Might be able to substitute some OMC
    universal magneto style coils. Here is
    how I put some in an early Johnson.
    If they aren’t to big and you can get them
    positioned so you can attach the plug
    wires they will work. It is important to
    have the coils facing the same direction.
    Club Member Big Rich has the coils.
    Here is an eBay link to his ad.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Ignition-Coil-for-Johnson-Evinrude-Outboard-Mercury-Elgin-others/132869701559?hash=item1eefa6bfb7:g:TU0AAOSwR~tbrVwW

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    capQuack

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    #171139

    Thanks Tubs I will have to that this weekend.

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