I'm posting this experiment as a moderate success. I did make power, just not enough. The 22ga wire was the thickest of my 3 options. I'm pretty sure it's got great amps and watts- but it's less than 12v even at a rev. This wire is very close to the super chinese coils I started with, and getting same result as the super chinese put out, about 7-8v(whether ac under load, or dc with a battery). Would probably work well with 6v bulbs, but I want/need 12v.
My old 77 cheapie would put out 30vac(low watts tho), and has a much thinner guage wirethan I used (which as I understand coils the thinner the wire the higher the volts). So I think I will re-wrap them again using the middle guage from my 3packs.
There must be a happy medium where there are the right amount of volts vs decent watts output. I'll let you guys know once I get it going again.