replacing coil with an aftermarket one... from 2 prongs to 1, will it work?

Hey everyone - when i purchased my 1978 Columbia Commuter, the previous owner stated that it needed a new coil to start up. It had the original coil - black with a positive and ground (i think - according to the wiring diagrams i've seen) terminal (low circuit) and then the out of the high circuit leading to the plug. The new one i purchased doesn't have a ground terminal, just a positive and the high end to the plug.

Am i right in assuming the ground isn't necessary as it's grounded by the mounting?

Later this weekend i'll do some testing with a volt/ohm meter, but for now i thought i'd just ask.

Thanks!

Re: replacing coil with an aftermarket one... from 2 prongs to 1, will it work?

you are correct.

Re: replacing coil with an aftermarket one... from 2 prongs to 1, will it work?

> John Fuhrman Wrote:

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> Am i right in assuming the ground isn't necessary as it's >grounded by the mounting?

Yes, it's grounded by the mounting. A separate ground lug resembling the pos+ lug isn't necessary.

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