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  1. creepjohnny
    Joined: Dec 1, 2007
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    creepjohnny
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    from Sunland,CA

    This was on my dodge 383 when I bought it. Inline between the coil and coil wire. Does it serve a purpose?
    Thanks guys
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  2. alphabet soup
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    alphabet soup
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    Looks like one of those "Medicine Show" coil boosters to me. Supposed to make the spark stronger.
     
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  3. 3wLarry
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    3wLarry
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    from Owasso, Ok

    I'll give you a dollar for it
     
  4. dirt t
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    dirt t
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    from Kingman,AZ
    1. HAMB Old Farts' Club

    As a kid at the state fair they would demo those things and pitch more performance and save gas.
    1958
     

  5. WOW, if Larry wants it, it MUST be worth, like a gaZILLION dollars :D
     
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  6. Corn Fed
    Joined: May 16, 2002
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    Corn Fed
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    I dunno what it is either, but put it on and use it just to make everyone else who sees it scratch their head too.
     
  7. Budget36
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    I was thinking static noise suppression?
     
  8. Torana68
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    from Australia

    one of them coil booster things, haven't seen one for a long time, these days you can get magnets to go around your fuel line that will solve all you problems.
     
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  9. Black Panther
    Joined: Jan 6, 2010
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    Black Panther
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    from SoCal

    X3 for coil booster ....goes on the coil tower of the distributor cap...
     
  10. creepjohnny
    Joined: Dec 1, 2007
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    creepjohnny
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    from Sunland,CA

    Would make sense on the dizzy cap. It was on the coil side. I took it off and didn't notice a difference.
     
  11. 302GMC
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    302GMC
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    from Idaho

    7-8 MPG mileage increase ...
     
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  12. indyjps
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
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    Agree, see what kinda comments that brings at the local shows from the "experts"
     
  13. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
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    blowby
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    from Nicasio Ca

    Internal schematic


    ieee-ansi_fuse-symbol_200px.png
     
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  14. $1.25!!
     
  15. creepjohnny
    Joined: Dec 1, 2007
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    creepjohnny
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    from Sunland,CA

    I found an old evil bay auction with one similar, but not as cool looking as this. I just don't see how it helps boost spark. Maybe like how a condenser works?!
    Nice blowby!!!
     
  16. choptop40
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    Thingamabob....ha ha ha
     
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  17. BLACK STUDE
    Joined: Jan 30, 2014
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    BLACK STUDE
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    Flux capacitor.
     
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  18. saltracer219
    Joined: Sep 23, 2006
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    saltracer219
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    I think they were called "Hot Spark Intensifier's"....Snake oil at best.
     
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  19. el Scotto
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    el Scotto
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    from Tracy, CA

    Two bucks!!! :p
     
  20. henryj1951
    Joined: Sep 23, 2012
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    henryj1951
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    from USA

    i'll give a dollarTWO-ninty-eight
    its a spark-master --- see pic

    spark 1.jpg spark-master.jpg
    :cool:
     
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2016
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  21. henryj1951
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    henryj1951
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    from USA

    there out there on E-gay...:cool:
     
  22. If Larry is after it, I'm betting it's made of dadgum and probably worth a TON! $2.35!!! CASH.
     
  23. 54fierro
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    54fierro
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    from san diego

    At least! I think you're being a bit conservative. Haha
     
  24. Stu D Baker
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    Stu D Baker
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    from Illinois

    Made in Chicago, can't be all bad.
     
  25. creepjohnny
    Joined: Dec 1, 2007
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    creepjohnny
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    from Sunland,CA

    Thank u for the info. I'm looking at different spark masters now online trying to see if they actually worked but no info. Guess this one will have to go into the glass case of wonder.
    Snake oil... Haha
     
  26. unkledaddy
    Joined: Jul 21, 2006
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    unkledaddy
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    Ha. I was made in Chicago on my 12 hour liberty from the Great Lakes USN Recruit Training Command.
     
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  27. Now that we know what it is and that they are available, I'll give you $3.00 before the price plummets. No kiddin.
     
  28. 3wLarry
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
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    3wLarry
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    from Owasso, Ok

    thanksalot guys for spillin the beans...I coulda doubled my money :p

     
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  29. Don't use it. It's a scam! I used to have one of those on my ride. The guy at the auto parts store said it would increase my gas mileage by 15%. Then I added headers. That increased my mileage by 20%. A special mileage camshaft saved me another 25%. A gas saver carburetor increased my mileage by 25%. Adding dual exhaust saved another 20%.
    Every few miles I would have to stop and let off the extra fuel. What a pain in the ass!

    Sell it to Larry.
     
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2016
  30. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
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    blowby
    Member
    from Nicasio Ca

    On a similar note, anyone ever try the old trick of holding a plug wire off the plug a bit to fire a fouled plug? I have and thought it worked. Perhaps at the expense of coil life.
     

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