Originally Posted by Boyd Birchler
I had a half coil failure on my 11 year old Electroair EI. It would fire only one of the two wires connected to the "B" coil. Since it fires on every up stroke (lost spark system fires on the exhaust as well as the power stroke) I switched cylinder 3 and 4 wires as a test: the bad firing followed to the opposite cylinder.
All of this was easily observable on the engine analyzer. If the magneto was operating and the EI so that both systems were on the indication was a 300F increase in EGT and a 50 decrease on CHT. If you run it only on the bad performing EI both EGT/CHT would go cold in the 250F range or less on the bad coil post.
I was lead to believe a Delco D55 automotive coil would be a direct replacement however the internal clips would not accept the 2 flat brass prongs or let the coil slide on. This may be a change by Delco of the internal clips over the years.
The equivalent MasterPro coil sold at O'reilley Auto parts PN#2-5192 or E51 will slide on the prongs easily.
That is where I'm at right now. I have not run it yet as the wind was blowing last night to hard to try to open the hangar.
It should work. Having had three Electroairs on 3 different airplanes, purchased the first from Jeff himself in 95". I only had one coil fail and I used a Lexus replacement. It too plugged right in. Btw, I'm running a PMag in unison with my Electroair, dual EI.
My Electroair"s have always worked great but like Forrest said " like the P-Mag a lot"