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RE: Ignition coil burned?

Original poster: "Loudner, Godfrey by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>" <gloudner-at-SINTE.EDU>

Hi Matt and All

I had all that HV junk some 30 years ago. While I was at school, my folks
had a salvage yard take all of it away. I don't hold this against my folks.
They just became terrified by my experiments. But I regained my HV interest
in the last few years. All the stuff I had would now cost BIG money these
days. The huge induction coil was given to me by a EE professor, who had
used it in classes on transmission lines. I saw a smaller one on ebay go for
over $800. I have managed to get two x-ray transformer recently. As for that
1000 lb transformer, I'll never find another---it lives only in my memories.

Godfrey Loudner

> -----Original Message-----
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> Sent:	Thursday, May 17, 2001 7:33 PM
> To:	tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> Subject:	RE: Ignition coil burned?
> Original poster: "Matt Shayka by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>"
> <flyboxboy-at-hotmail-dot-com>
> Hey Godfrey,
> Do you still have any of that stuff? I sure would like to see some of it
> in 
> action!
> -Matt Shayka Geek#1127 G-1
> >
> >If you are referring to an automobile ignition coil, then the input is 12
> >volt. This takes me back to my childhood when I just loved to play with
> >those ignition coils. In my early teen years, I managed to collect many
> >NSTs, five pole pigs, three huge potential transformers, three x-ray
> >transformers, big industrial inductors, a large industrial powerstat, and
> >much more. A special find was an induction coil that was three feet long
> >with coils one foot in diameter, and it would shoot white sparks over a 
> >foot
> >long. Another special find was a 1000 lb 150,000V/1000MA transformer. The
> >porcelain terminals of this beast ended in big brass balls. I would
> ballast
> >the beast with one of my big inductors. To the terminals I would connect
> a
> >transmission line of two 50 foot wires separated about three feet. At 
> >night,
> >I would slowly bring up the primary voltage with a variac. The
> transmission
> >wires would hiss and glow with a blue color. The wires would sway back
> and
> >forth. Finally an arc would form and race down the length of the
> >transmission line in few seconds. There was a continuous racing of arcs
> >along the line--a sort of horizontal Jacob's ladder with very fast moving
> >arcs. It would drive the neighbors crazy.
> >
> >Godfrey Loudner
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