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 Bosch 0 221 503 700 Coil terminals

PostPost by: Lotus54 » Wed Feb 21, 2024 9:21 pm

I am fitting a  Bosch 0 221 503 700. Coil (no distributor) I got it from QED, but they do not answer me.

I am in the states, and having trouble finding spark plug wires. I am not familiar with the coil terminal type, and have had no luck finding info. I know off Opel Astra (not sold here) but while I can get wires for those, not likely will the be right length.

If anyone knows the terminal type name or other info I would greatly appreciate help


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PostPost by: elanman999 » Wed Feb 21, 2024 9:40 pm

Here's a link to the magnecor custom HT lead page. It may give you some ideas. I would have thought you could have got them custom made in the USA. I find the magnecor ones very good. I am using a Valeo coil pack which might be the same as yours.

https://www.magnecor.co.uk/wp-content/u ... 011pdf.pdf
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PostPost by: Lotus54 » Wed Feb 21, 2024 10:19 pm

I thought it would be easy- but I do not know the name of the coil terminal type- so do not know what to ask for.
I ordered some that I could cut to length, but have the wrong end.
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PostPost by: Lotus54 » Wed Feb 21, 2024 11:16 pm

Following that link showed some details that help.
Thank you

Edit:
I checked, there is a Magnacore USA.
So I will just order a set from them. The PDF has excellent instructions on ordering.

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PostPost by: StressCraxx » Thu Feb 22, 2024 1:45 am

Contact Ivey Engines in Portland, OR. Colin or Cameron Ivey. They will have Taylor wires with whatever terminals you need. They build and tune Twincams. www.iveyengines.com

The other source is Omnitech Engineering in uptown Bellingham, also a Twincam builder in https://omnitech-engineering.com/category/home
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PostPost by: Lotus54 » Thu Feb 22, 2024 4:59 am

Thanks for the ideas.
On a good day I can see Bellingham area and Portland is only about 5 hours away.

This is a very non-standard setup, but now that I am pretty sure I know the coil terminals.

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