Someone hacked it up a bit before I got in there. I suspect they worked for an electrical tape company because they sure did use a lot of it.
I got it all together and played a few games, things seem to be working great.
A few questions -
1) My brackets didn’t have the ability to receive the external springs. I reused my conical springs on the shaft. Should I get replacement conical springs? Can I retrofit a bracket so I can use the external springs?
2) despite vid’s admonition I simply couldn’t orient the diode side of the coil as he showed. Is that because I have the older style series coils? It really only went together one way...
3) any way I could use the yellow caps with my older style series coils? The last guy had them connected somehow but I couldn’t figure out what they were doing and they weren’t present on the schematics anywhere.
Pics of the old garbage and new shiny are attached.