Condenser Mount

Hey, I just got a new condenser for my Sachs 504. The old condenser has a mount whereas the new one doesn’t. Does this matter? Will the wires connecting to it be enough to hold it in place?

Thanks

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Can I see a picture of your condenser with two wires?

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Yeah here’s the two. The ignition coil will also be connected from the top. (edited)

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This is a new on on me. It looks home made. Does the new condenser have two wires too? Do they connect at two different places? What do they connect to?

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> Fern Fields Wrote:

> -------------------------------------------------------

> Hey, I just got a new condenser for my Sachs 504. The old condenser has

> a mount whereas the new one doesn’t. Does this matter? Will the wires

> connecting to it be enough to hold it in place?

>

> Thanks

The mount matters . It what grounds the condenser and completes the circuit .

Your new condenser is likely meant for the press in type magneto plate .

Go to any decent auto parts store and pick up a condenser for external mounting .

Personally , I'd get this one from Home Depot :

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Ignition-Condenser-FD77T/308429361

Standard is a good quality product .

If you can find Bosch condensers , they are best .

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The new one has no wires. The wires are a part of the stator/wiring system that connect to the condenser. The blue wire runs to the engine shutoff switch and secondary ignition coil. The red wire connects to the points. The copper wire on top (not pictured) comes from the ignition coil.

Here's a wiring diagram for reference.

https://vintagemopeds.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/1978-sachs-westlake-wiring-diagram.pdf

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Sadly none of the condensers they have mount the same way this one does and also have a wire coming from them that I don't need. (see picture of condenser in message above)

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> Fern Fields Wrote:

> -------------------------------------------------------

> Sadly none of the condensers they have mount the same way this one does

> and also have a wire coming from them that I don't need. (see picture of

> condenser in message above)

Maybe your imagination left you at an early age . ;)

You can use just about any auto condenser . Mount and wire it externally .

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I have no mechanical knowledge. For me the whole thing is imaginative haha. Which also makes it harder because I can imagine all the possibilities of what can go wrong because I literally have no idea how any of it works. Thanks for your knowledge.

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> Fern Fields Wrote:

> -------------------------------------------------------

> I have no mechanical knowledge. For me the whole thing is imaginative

> haha. Which also makes it harder because I can imagine all the

> possibilities of what can go wrong because I literally have no idea how

> any of it works. Thanks for your knowledge.

Could be a good time to put your curiosity to work and read , a lot .

It's all pretty simple stuff , whether you know it or not .

Start with basics , like anything else , and build from there .

And , rather than thinking about what can go wrong , think about all that can go right . ;)

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I've been doing a ton of research and will continue to.

To some people sure. People learn at different speeds. It will become simpler to me over time.

Working on it.

I'll think about them equally.

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