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Guest Message by DevFuse

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Where can I get a ignition amplifier

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#1 FlyScooby


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Posted 07 November 2003 - 11:57 PM

It looks like a cylinder condenser attached to the bracket of the ignition coil. Any ideas?:confused:

#2 Adam N.D.J.

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Posted 08 November 2003 - 02:18 AM

I had to get one from a wrecking yard as I couldn't find anywhere to get one new, except the dealership. The dealership had it, but you had to buy a whole coil assembly to the tune of like a couple hundred clams. Way outa my price range. However I got one from the wrecking yard by buying a "coil bracket" for 5 bucks, they didn't even ask about the little electrical connection on it.

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Posted 08 November 2003 - 07:48 AM

Adam: I'm not sure if what I speak of is a ignition amp. Could it be a noise suppression filter? It seems as though that this only came with the nippy disty and not the Hitachi. I have a nippy that has been rebushed.


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Posted 08 November 2003 - 08:07 AM

If it has two different pigtails coming out of it and it is a large transistor mounted on a aluminum heatsink then it is the ignition amplifier. If it is a small round canister about a third the size of a AA battery with one wire coming out of each end then it is a capacitor (condesor) to take AC noise from the alternator out of the DC system (as well as some ignition noise). So your radio doesn't have a whine in it. If you are getting whine on your radio then get any decent ignition/alternator filter kit, I know radio shack has them and sometimes I have seen them in Autozone. If you are getting no noise then don't bother.

#5 ccrinc


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Posted 08 November 2003 - 09:22 AM

Radio Shack :D


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